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UI Part V -- Receiving Benefits

ALERT:   IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY, ASPECTS OF THE UI PROCESS HAVE BEEN MODIFIED.  VISIT https://www.masslegalservices.org/covid-19-and-ui FOR CURRENT INFORMATION.

A person who is monetarily eligible for payment of UI benefits will receive a weekly benefit amount calculated in accordance with the description in Question 4. For a discussion of how part-time earnings affect weekly UI, see Question 49For a description of how working and leaving multiple jobs may affect weekly UI, see Question 45.

When UI benfits commence, claimants will receive them through a debit card or direct deposit every other week, so long as they continue to certify their continuing eligibility. (See Questions 6 and 8.)

Note: The default payment is through a debit card. A claimant must affirmatively choose direct deposit. Paper checks are no longer issued.

Below is a list of some of the obligations, benefits, and services for claimants who are receiving UI benefits.


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