If you have found yourself out of work due to restrictions in place because of COVID-19, you should apply for unemployment insurance even if you are unsure if your situation fits normal unemployment insurance guidelines.

The House and Senate are working on emergency legislation that will allow new claims to be paid more quickly by waiving the one week waiting period for unemployment benefits and Governor Baker’s administration is developing emergency regulations that will allow people impacted by COVID-19 to collect unemployment insurance in the certain circumstances.

To learn how to apply for unemployment, visit

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