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Benefit account

Your unemployment benefit account will be effective the Sunday of the week you submit an application. When you apply for unemployment benefits, you can choose to have your account start the previous week if you were unemployed that week.


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Subsequent benefit account

If you are still unemployed when your benefit year ends, you may be eligible for a new regular state unemployment benefit account. To be eligible for a new account, you must apply for benefits and meet all eligibility requirements. After your benefit year ends, a link to apply for benefits will display on your benefit account home page.



Video tutorials are provided to assist you in using Minnesota’s Applicant Self-Service System.  Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate and conforms with both Minnesota and Federal Unemployment Insurance Law.   Statements are intended for general information only and do not have the effect of the law. If you have a question about your benefit account, call Customer Service.
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