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 Is it true I could make more money on unemployment than I could working right now?

Potentially. With the addition of FPUC, some individuals could receive more income from unemployment than their normal working hours. However, you should know that voluntarily leaving a job without good cause in order to collect benefits may be considered fraud, which could include penalties of repayment of benefits, disqualification from future unemployment for five years, and criminal prosecution under state and federal law.