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Update – March 17, 2020

Waiting Week and Search Requirements Waived for Unemployment Insurance Benefits

To support the impact the COVID-19 virus is having on the state’s economy and its workforce, the waiting week and search requirements are being waived  for Unemployment Benefits. The waiting week is the first payable  week of an individual’s claim for Unemployment Benefits.

Those seeking to apply for Unemployment Benefits will need to submit an application. In order to apply you will need:

  • Last employer’s business name and address
  • First and last dates (month, day and year) you worked for your last employer
  • Number of hours worked and pay rate if you worked this week (including Sunday)
  • Information related to your normal wage
  • Alien Registration Number (if not a U.S. citizen or national)

Click here for more information about WFSCB’s COVID-19 Plan of Action

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB) is closely watching recommendations from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in monitoring the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) that is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness worldwide.

If you are in need of services, we ask that you please work with us remotely. Call us at (361) 860-5627 rather than stopping by in person to get the best service possible and help keep our community healthy.

If you are feeling ill or want to learn more about COVID-19, please visit the following site to learn what to do if you’re sick, testing information, symptoms, and prevention tips to help share facts, not fear. You can find the current Texas case count on the DSHS News Updates page.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and WFSCB encourages everyone to stay informed as new information is released daily.

Stay safe, healthy and alert.

 

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