Unemployment FAQs

Please select from an Unemployment category below to get more help or review a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions updated weekly here.

null How is Eligibility Determined?

To qualify for benefits, the applicant must meet the following criteria (this could differ for those impacted by COVID-19):

  • Be unemployed when the application is filed
  • Earned sufficient wages in employment that is covered by Kansas Unemployment Security Law
  • Be unemployed through no fault of the individual

School employees do not generally qualify for benefits during:

  • Scheduled breaks in the school year
  • Between school years or terms if they have a contract or reasonable assurance of returning to work in the same or similar capacity in the next term