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.

If I receive a debit card, does that mean I have met the unemployment benefits eligibility criteria?

Receiving a debit card means your first benefit payment has been approved. Getting a debit card does not guarantee that you will continue to qualify for unemployment benefits and payments. You should continue to file a weekly claim. If you have any questions, visit GetKansasBenefits.gov for more information on your claim.

Important Reminder: It can take more than one week after processing the first payable week for you to receive your debit card.  Choose direct deposit in payment options for quicker access to your first payment.