Definition: Waiting Week

Your unemployment insurance claim becomes effective the Sunday of the week you open your claim.  The first week of unemployment during which you meet all eligibility requirements is the waiting week.  Your waiting week cannot be a week in which you earn wages equal to or in excess of your weekly benefit amount, a week for which you are ineligible for any reason, nor a week which occurred prior to the effective date of your claim.  The waiting week is not a payable week.

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