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Massachusetts unemployment insurance (UI) covers most employees in the state, including full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers. To be eligible for UI benefits, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be able to work and available for work.
  • You must be unemployed through no fault of your own.
  • You must have earned a certain amount of wages in the past year.
  • You must file a claim for benefits within a certain timeframe.

The amount of benefits you receive will depend on your earnings and your work history. You can receive up to 26 weeks of benefits.

To file a claim for UI benefits, you can:

  • Apply online at
  • Call 1-877-626-6800.
  • Visit a Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) office.

When you file a claim, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Your name, address, and Social Security number.
  • Your employer’s name, address, and phone number.
  • The dates you were employed and the wages you earned.
  • The reason you are unemployed.

The DUA will review your claim and determine if you are eligible for benefits. If you are approved, you will receive a benefit payment every two weeks.

If you have any questions about UI benefits, you can contact the DUA at 1-877-626-6800.

Here are some additional resources that can help:

  • Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA):