The application process for unemployment benefits needs to be undertaken through the state office or website. You must first complete and application and then you will be notified on your application status. If you meet the eligibility requirements for unemployment benefits then you will be notified how much you have been approved for and the length of time you are eligible to receive your benefits. This amount is usually based on the amount of money you were making before you were unemployed, and how long you were employed. Because every state is different, it can be confusing to understand which forms to fill out or which office to go to. We can help you by directing you to your local DHS to see what you eligibility is, along with guiding you to the correct place to apply, whether that be online or in person. Every state has a different application process, some will allow you to apply online, some require a paper application be submitted, and some states even require a visit to the local social service offices.