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When will you get your check?

The first week you are eligible for benefits is your waiting week. We will not pay you for your waiting week. Even though you will not receive a check, you must file a weekly claim to receive credit for your waiting week.

We will mail your first check after you claim your second week, assuming you meet all eligibility requirements. You must continue to file weekly claims and look for work every week that you want to receive unemployment benefits, unless otherwise instructed.

We usually mail your check the day after you file your weekly claim; however, if you file your claim after 5 p.m., we usually mail your check two days later. Do not expect your check the same day every week. Mail delivery may vary.

If it has been seven mail delivery days since you filed your claim and you have not received your check, call the weekly claims line and select Option 3 to see if it has been mailed. If the check was mailed and it has been seven mail delivery days, call the claims center.

Replacing lost or stolen checks takes time. In the meantime, continue to file your weekly claims.

Direct deposit of your unemployment benefit check is available.

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