Kentuckians Will Have to Prove Job Search to Receive Unemployment Benefits

Kentuckians must now prove they are actively searching for a job to maintain unemployment benefits.

Posted: Apr 22, 2021 10:57 PM
Updated: Apr 23, 2021 7:40 AM

Kentucky is reinstating an unemployment benefit rule that requires applicants to prove they are actively looking for a new job.

It is a long-standing requirement that was suspended last March when the shutdowns forced an unprecedented number of Americans to file for unemployment benefits.

Starting May 9th, those receiving jobless benefits will have to provide documentation that shows they are actively searching.

Kentuckians must "report at least one attempt each week," explained Amy Cubbage, General Counsel to the Governor. "It is recommended that you keep a record of all your job contacts."

Cubbage went on to say, the growing number of job opportunities in the state was a major factor in reinstating the rule.

There are a few exemptions to the requirement. You can find those and other information about applying for benefits online at Kentucky's Career Center.

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