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 Is the MEUC amount based on what my weekly benefit rate is, or does everyone get the full $100 MEUC amount each week?

If KDOL determines an individual is eligible, and they are eligible to receive at least $1 of an underlying unemployment benefit for the claimed week, then they are potentially eligible for the full $100 on top of their underlying unemployment benefit.

However, you may not receive the full $100 amount if you have child support obligations or KDOL is offsetting your MEUC benefits to recover a previous unemployment insurance benefit overpayment. Individuals may also elect to have federal and state tax withholdings deducted from their MEUC payments separately from the withholding for the underlying benefit payments.