Unemployment benefits don't last forever -- and they won't replace your whole paycheck. These benefits are intended to provide a temporary safety net while recipients look for new jobs. And, to make sure benefit recipients have a strong incentive to find and take other work, the amounts don't tend to be very generous.
State law determines how much you'll get, and for how long:
The articles and resources in this section will help you figure out how much you'll receive if you are eligible for unemployment, and for how long.