Kentucky Unemployment Rules

In order to receive unemployment benefits in Kentucky you must follow these rules:

1. You must be able to work, and are not disabled.
2. You must be actively looking for a job, and keeping a record of your job search.
3. You must file a weekly certification.
4. You must not make more than your weekly wage allowance. In some cases, you will be able to work while collecting unemployment - but only so much per week. Make sure when you apply for unemployment that you are very clear about how much you are able to earn each week. Your unemployment counselor will be able to tell you how much this is.

As long as you follow these Kentucky unemployment rules, you will continue to receive your unemployment benefits.

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To go back to the Kentucky Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Kentucky Unemployment FAQ

To go the main Kentucky Unemployment page, click here: Kentucky Unemployment

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# Cindy 2011-02-04 22:30
What if I do not make it into the office during the week it is required? Would that exclude me from any future benefits or just delay the check for that 2 week period.
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# Paula Kisskaden 2011-07-20 12:37
How long do I have to be employed to be able to file for unemployment?
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# Glenn 2011-10-10 19:15
I been employed at a car dealership for 6 years 7 months ago I took a asst service manger position. Today I was told I am not being productive enough and am no longer in that position. My work is now making a position for a 40 hour week job for me. The pay will be $9.00 per hour and would be nearly a 50% drop in pay. If I refuse this job can I still draw unemployment? I feel they are trying to avoid paying unemployment by offering me this extreme cut in pay so I will quit.
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# mary 2012-04-15 10:47
I am over 65 and already collect my social security but I still work. Now because of a bad back, I will have to quit my job. Will I still be able to collect unemployment insurance?
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# jane 2012-06-08 03:41
i filed for unemploment insurace, but the company i worked for did not respond back in 15 days from the time i filed. they then gave then 1 more day to respond still n answer, so i was apprived for unemployment. my question is can the compny still fight it.
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# E 2012-06-18 14:01
If one has worked since January 1, 2012 until being laid off in May, 2012, can one get unemployment. In 2011 was self-employed as a contract laborer.
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# Alex 2012-12-03 12:28
How long do I have to file a claim for unemployment? I recently was told I'm eligible because I had to quit due to military orders and I wasn't aware of it so it has been more than 1 year.
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# David 2012-12-20 10:55
During the summer I mow lawns, during the fall, winter, spring I Substitute teach in KY, could I draw unemployment for the days that there isn't openings to sub, fall, X-Mas, spring breaks, and snow days?
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# Chris 2013-04-07 07:39
I moved from Pikeville ky and I work at stone ky and moved to letcher ky and it takes me almost 2 hours to get to work and all I make is 7.55 hr can I get unemployment where I moved til I can get a job here where I moved too plz help
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# Harold 2013-07-08 10:43
I am being offered a job requiring me to work 7 days a week 10 hours a day. do I have to take it or will I lose my unemployment if I decline the job offer...
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# Hannah 2013-07-30 22:46
I am working for a company where they are shutting down for 3 days will I be able to draw unemployment for those days
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# Phillip Rice 2017-06-16 10:32
My company just downsized and I was laid off, I will receive a severance pkg. Can i still file for unemployment, the severance is a package that was promised to me when I hired in.
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