Yes. A weekly claim is how we figure out how much money to send you for that week. A week is Sunday through Saturday. You can’t submit a weekly claim until the week is over.
To start and keep getting benefits, you need to file a weekly claim every week. File a weekly claim even if you worked that week. Otherwise, you may have to start over later--you may have to file a new initial claim, and wait to get approved again.
File your weekly claims even if you don’t know if your application has been approved yet. It can take at least 4 weeks for us to process your regular UI application, and at least 6 weeks to process PUA applications. If your application is approved, we will send you money for all the past weeks you were eligible for, as long as you filed your weekly claims.