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INFORMATION ON COVID-19


LABOR BENEFITS FACT SHEET AND FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

COVID-19 LABOR BENEFITS FACT SHEET

FAMILIES FIRST & CARES ACTS: FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT INFO


HOW TO APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS


FOR FIRST TIME APPLICANTS, PLEASE:

FOR RETURNING APPLICANTS, PLEASE:

Toll free numbers for unemployment assistance:

  • (833)901-2272 for Password Resets
  • (833)901-2252 for Appointments

We ask for your patience as we are experiencing an unprecedented number of claims and telephone calls.

REDUCING UNEMPLOYMENT DISRUPTION & DRIVING ECONOMIC REGENERATION (RUDDER)

RUDDER is the DLIR’s economic regeneration initiative that provides State Employment & Training Funds that immediately infuses money into the economy and serve as the foundational strategy for aligning federal workforce programs, such as the Disaster Recovery grants, in a unified effort to efficiently train and transfer labor into Hawaiʻi’s businesses that can help reduce job losses and dampen the economic slide due to COVID-19. For more info please click here.


COVID-19 UNEMPLOYMENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS



Yes, you are.


Yes, you are, but the amount that you are eligible would only be for the number of hours that were reduced.


Yes, you are, so long as your employer is not paying you. You would only be receiving UI for the period that your employer is closed for.


Yes, you are because your employer ordered you to not return to work.


Yes, you are because your doctor ordered you to.


No, you are not because no one ordered you to.


Yes, you are because your employer ordered you to not return to work.


Yes, you are because your doctor ordered you to.


No, you are not because no one ordered you to self-quarantine.


Yes, you are.


No, you are not because you are not able and available to work.


No, the work search requirement has been temporarily waived due to the COVID-19 pandemic.