Information for COVID-19 Employers, Jobseekers and Child Care
Having trouble filing an unemployment claim online? Our Unemployment Benefit System online portal is available 24 hours a day but is experiencing a high volume of visitors. We are seeing lower volume on the online portal between 10:00p.m. and 8 a.m. You may want to try back during those hours to file your claim or check the status of your claim.

If You Worked in Texas but Live in Another State or Canada

If you worked in Texas during your base period as defined in Eligibility & Benefit Amounts, but you are now living in another state or Canada, you apply for unemployment benefits in Texas.

Apply for benefits in one of two ways:

TWC makes the determinations about payment and pays any eligible benefits.

You must register for work search assistance with the One-Stop Career Center in the state where you reside within three days of applying for benefits and meet your required weekly work search activities. You can find workforce services near you using America’s Service Locator. We will verify that you registered with your state of residence.

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