UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS INFORMATION
According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), workers impacted by COVID-19 could be eligible for benefits. Workers must be affected in one of these three ways:
• Your work hours have been reduced because of lack of work due to Coronavirus • Your work place closes temporarily, and you are not being compensated • You have been instructed not to go to work, and you are not being paid while at home.
To determine if you are eligible for unemployment insurance, you can file a claim at www.louisianaworks.net/hire or by calling the Claim Center at 1-866-783-5567. Claim hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Be sure to answer “yes” to the question, “Are you filing for Unemployment Insurance benefits for reasons related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?” This will provide needed information to the LWC to help process your claim.
NOTE: As per the Governor’s proclamation, for individuals whose employment has been impacted due to COVID-19, work search requirements are waived and the week of waiting is waived.
For more information, go to www.laworks.net