Yes, claimants who choose to continue receiving unemployment benefits will resume work search activities during the week of Sunday, September 27, 2020. They will then document those searches during their weekly certification for Sunday, October 4, 2020, and each week after that date. Claimants are required to make at least three (3) searches for work each week while drawing unemployment insurance.
If a claimant has a definitive return-to-work date within 16 weeks of the date of their layoff or a COVID-19 related exemption, they do not need to complete this requirement. The system will not prompt exempt claimants to complete the work search portion of the certification process.
Most claimants are required to search for work. Self-employed individuals can fulfill this requirement by performing work activities. If a claimant fails to complete work searches or activities, the system will automatically deny their benefits for that week.
The video tutorials below provide you with step-by-step assistance reporting your work searches or activities during the weekly certification process.