The U.S. Department of Labor provides unemployment benefits to help displaced workers after becoming unemployed through no fault of their own. The amount of these monetary benefits are determined by several factors, including a state’s minimum and maximum thresholds of benefits and an applicant’s work history. If you believe you qualify for unemployment benefits, you will need to apply directly through your local Department of Labor. Once receiving benefits, you must continue to meet program requirements to keep receiving assistance. These requirements may include filing weekly or biweekly claims, job search requirements, and other criteria. You can discover more information about unemployment benefits and what they entail by downloading our free guide.