Before COVID-19, state law required that you wait one week of unemployment before you could start getting any unemployment benefits. This is called the waiting week. You still have to file a claim that week.
The rules recently changed and now states can waive the waiting week so people can get benefits one week sooner. We are working on making this update to our computer system. Unfortunately, we expect it to take several months. Once we make the update, we will send you the benefits we owe you for that first week. We will post an update here as soon as we have one.