Provisions in the CARES Act have made temporary changes to Unemployment Insurance benefits to best assist those in need during this crisis. These include:
An additional $600 per week will be added to unemployment checks through July 31, 2020.
An additional 13 weeks of unemployment coverage past the maximum number of eligible weeks mandated by Kentucky.
Workers who are self-employed, contractors, furloughed, or part-time are temporarily eligible for unemployment benefits during this public health emergency.
Workers are not eligible for unemployment benefits if they quit their job of their own volition. You must be laid off or furloughed by your employer, unless there is a reasonable fear for employee health in their place of employment and the employer has not provided reasonable accommodations to keep employees safe.
How do I apply for unemployment?
To begin the application for Unemployment Insurance, visit www.uiclaims.des.ky.gov.
For more information please visit the Kentucky Unemployment Website at www.kcc.ky.gov, or the Department of Labor's COVID-19 response page, www.dol.gov/coronavirus.