How to Cancel Massachusetts Unemployment

When you find a new job you can no longer receive Massachusetts unemployment benefits and may need to officially cancel your Massachusetts unemployment.

In order to cancel your unemployment claim, you can:

1. Call, send a letter, or email to your unemployment counselor letting them know that you have found a new job.
2. Stop filing your weekly certification.

If you happen to receive an unemployment check while you are working, make sure to call your unemployment counselor to let them know. You may need to return the check - but this will be better than any possible penalties that you could be responsible for if you are found to be recieving unemployment benefits while working.

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

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# waugusta 2011-10-25 19:19
Is it possible to cancel unemployment, if you don't have a job? I received a letter from unemployment, stating, I'm required to provide unemployment with at least 3 job leads a week, and attend a job search seminar. Now I'm being required, along with the 3 job leads per week to attend workshops and meetings with councilors to go over my searches. I'm 60 years old, with family commitments, I don't have time.
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# jennifer 2012-01-17 09:57
hello i have been on unemployment for maybe a year or less i just recenly found a temp job that will only last 3 to 4 months, now to cancel my unemployment do i stop filing every week, or is there something else i need to do, because ounce i am done with this job i may have to refile, is this possible?
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# Patick 2012-08-28 16:41
I need to cancel my unemployment benefits but I have lost my counselors phone number and everytime I call all I get is automated messages, none of which talk about cancelling UI benefits...Please help!
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# Stephen 2012-09-21 11:59
hello i have been on unemployment for 3 months i just recenlty found a temp job that will only last 6 months, do I cancel my unemployment or do i stop filing every week, or is there something else i need to do, because ounce i am done with this job i may have to refile. Also who can I email and what's that persons' email address in the case that i have to send an email in irder to cancel my Unemployment benefits.
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# Nick 2013-01-17 10:47
What's an unemployment councillor? Every interaction I've had has either been by automated phone system or by mail, with the exception of signing up by phone with an actual human being.

It would be great if there was a central number to call for this. I'm going to go dig through all the paperwork sent to me and try to work out who I should contact and how.
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# Karen 2013-04-28 16:50
I would like to cancel my unemployment benefits because I have found a new job but I do not have an unemployment councilor contact information. Please advise who I should contact to cancel unemployment benefits? Thank you.
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# Ryan 2013-09-04 19:05
How do I stop getting unemployment even if I dont have a job? All these requirements I would rather just spend that time looking for a job than doing this.
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# Candace 2017-11-09 15:54
I keep getting notification to sign up for classes and I have next week I am going , how do I notify so I stop getting alerts and calls saying I need to attend or my unemployment might be cancelled??

If I find a job can I still collect till my start date??
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