Arizona Unemployment Job Search Requirements

In order to keep receiving Arizona unemployment benefits you have to meet ongoing job search requirements. Unemployment benefits are meant to be a temporary benefit until you find a new job, so these job search requirements are in place to make sure you are actively looking for a new job.

Arizona Job Search Requirements are:
1. You must be actively be looking for a job.
2. YOu must make at least 2 job contacts per week. Job contacts include filling out job applications and sending resumes.
3. You must keep a record of all of your job search activities, including a record of all job contacts.
4. You must not be disabled. If you are disabled there are different programs available to help you and your unemployment counselor or local unemployment office can direct you to those resources. (These resources include Social Security Disability).

You must fulfill these job search requirements every week, and provide a weekly certification to let the unemployment office that you are meeting all of the requirements. Be sure to have your job search record up to date, as you may be called into the unemployment office for a periodic eligibility review.

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# Bill 2011-06-20 15:28
I've received several emails from recruiters for different positions that I qualify for. I've been sent the resumes, but the company information is unknown (the recruiter loses his commission if he reveals the company and the person applies directly). The salaries have been substantially less than I have been earning, so I have declined to move further with the application. Does this count as having "refused a job offer or referral to work?" I have not actually received any interviewing opportunities.
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# celeste 2011-09-26 16:07
i received over 2 weeks ago a des certification eligibility questionaire and filled it out the same day and mailed it back and havent heard anything and i checked my claim today and it said unresolved issue with todays date and it stated eligibility review compliance does that mean i won't get my funds tomorrow as scheduled i don't see it in des azui wesite
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# Wendy 2012-01-30 13:22
I'm going through the same issue. I just found out today. It's beedn over a week since I mailed in my questionaire, and they most assuredly received it on time. I only had it for the one day and mailed it back. I tried to contact the Unemployment Insurance office in Phoenix today, but I can't get an answer on either of the numbers that I called. How do I even find out what the problem is?
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# Micheala 2012-08-13 21:22
I have been complying with the weekly claims for weeks now, but they sill have the" unresolved issues" under the reasoning for non-payment. How do i know when I'm supposed to receive my benefits? I have the info on the amount but still no payment.... what do I do?
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# Vanessa 2012-09-06 00:44
Im eight month's pregnant and i just just filled for unemployment last week, i have been doing my work search, but i have one question when i have my baby do i still have to complete my work search or am i considered disabled?
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# Joshuat 2013-02-05 19:10
having a baby doesnt qualify you for disability and you will loose your unemployment if you dont continue to look for work before and after you've had your child.
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# joseph 2012-09-20 18:05
I been sending my weekl;y claim every week but they still want me to have somebody teach me how to do a search work. how to filled and do the the search work like they required. I spend every day looking for work on the Internet. don 't know what they want, still no payment after three months, I feel like giving up on all this red tape I had it!!!!
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# HR 2013-03-22 10:30
I have the same issues as the others. I keep track of where I send my resume etc. I received the eligibility questionaire mailed and faxed it back the next day. and online it says unresolved issue Eligibility Review Compliance what do I do? I did not get my funds last week either.
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