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 Am I eligible for the state unemployment benefits extension to 26 weeks?

Kansas lawmakers increased the unemployment benefit weeks from a maximum total benefit amount of up to 16 weeks to up to 26 weeks for those who initially filed for benefits beginning January 1, 2020 or after. If your benefit year began in 2019, you will not be eligible for up to 26 weeks, only up to 16 weeks.