The waiting week is the first week you file a weekly claim and meet all requirements. Before you can start receiving benefits, Oregon law requires that you serve one waiting week per claim. You must claim the ‘waiting week’ although you won’t be paid any money for that week.
You will NOT qualify for waiting week credit if any of the following are true:
- You didn’t meet all eligibility requirements.
- You worked full time.
- You earned more than your weekly benefit amount.
- You didn’t claim the week timely.