COVID-19 FAQs

The Kansas Department of Labor recognizes the impact of COVID-19 on employers and workers alike. We are here to assist as we tackle this challenge together. Please select from a COVID-19 category below to get more help.

null If a claimant is unable to work because of lack of childcare/school closure due COVID-19, is that individual eligible for unemployment benefits?

If an individual is out of work due to COVID-19 for any reason, he or she can apply for benefits. Our staff will determine whether or not that person is eligible. Each case is very fact specific, so we cannot just make a blanket statement that someone would or would not be eligible for benefits.