On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which provided additional flexibility for state unemployment insurance agencies and additional administrative funding to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27. It expands states’ ability to provide unemployment insurance for many workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including for workers who are not ordinarily eligible for unemployment benefits. For more information, please refer to the resources available below.
To receive unemployment insurance benefits, you need to file a claim with the unemployment insurance program in the state where you worked. Depending on the state, claims may be filed in person, by telephone, or online.
You should contact your state’s unemployment insurance program as soon as possible after becoming unemployed. For Louisiana Unemployment Insurance Claims, make your claim with the Louisiana Department of Labor at www.laworks.net
Generally, you should file your claim with the state where you worked. If you worked in a state other than the one where you now live or if you worked in multiple states, the state unemployment insurance agency where you now live can provide information about how to file your claim with other states.
When you file a claim, you will be asked for certain information, such as addresses and dates of your former employment. To make sure your claim is not delayed, be sure to give complete and correct information.
Unemployment insurance is a joint state-federal program that provides cash benefits to eligible workers. Each state administers a separate unemployment insurance program, but all states follow the same guidelines established by federal law. FOR LOUISIANA UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS, SEE wwww.laworks.net
According to a April 8, 2020 interview on WWL Radio AM870
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says Louisiana now has the money from the federal government, and the additional benefit will be available starting Monday, April 13.
Even people who initially get rejected should do their weekly certifications with www.laworks.net so they can quickly get the money out.
Some people, such gig economy workers, independent contractors, and others who get their tax information on form 1099, should apply now, so their information will be in the system and the federal money will flow to them, as soon as it’s available.
To learn more about who qualifies, retroactive payment and more, see this video.
If you have been impacted by the Coronavirus and have questions about being wronged by your employer, call me at 866-289-2802 or submit your inquiry online for a free consultation.