Louisiana Unemployment Rules

In order to receive unemployment benefits in Louisiana 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 Louisiana unemployment rules, you will continue to receive your unemployment benefits.

Still Have Questions?

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

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

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# cindy 2011-05-02 10:51
here is the information
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# troy guidry 2011-09-13 16:18
yes my hours were reduced from 51 to 30 hours .i will work 3 weeks at 30 hours a week and then 49 hours for 1 week for the month.i would like to know if i would file on the weeks that i work 30 hours if i were compensated for the 21 hours lacking to balance 51 hours that i lost due to reduced hours .i canceled because my employer found me another client and i feel bad if i file ,it was not my fault because my hours were reduced due to downsize in company thanks
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# troy guidry 2011-09-13 16:27
I DONT KNOW IF WENT THROUGH SO WILL REPOST.I WAS WORKING 51 HOURS A WEEK THENN HOURS WERE REDUCED TO 15.RECENTLY I GOT MORE HOURS 30 HOURS A WEEK FOR 3 WEEKS THEN 49 FOR 1 WEEK FOR THE MONTH.I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF I COULD FILE FOR THE 21 HOURS LOST A WEEK TO BALANCE 51 HOURS THAT I GOT BEFORE REDUCTION OR AM I MAKING TOO MUCH A WEEK TO QUALIFY THANKS TROY
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# Devin 2011-11-03 12:33
How does temp work affect the unemployment benefit? In particular, if you are currently receiving the benefit, and you take a temp job that lasts 1 or 2 months, what happens after? Does your unemployment benefit just pick up where it left off? Do you have to file for new benefits?
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# Jaymes 2012-03-29 06:33
Are military retirees allow to collect unemployment in the state of Louisiana?
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# April 2013-01-07 13:31
If I had lived in Louisiana but now lives in Texas how do I change my address on my unemployment to forward my W-2 form to where I live now. Or can I just print it off instead of waiting for it to be mailed.
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# Cindyv 2013-02-15 09:44
If u got laid off a job,but only work the job for 2 1/2month and the job before that u work 3 years but quit that job for the job you got laid off can u get unemp .
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