The answer to your question, "How do I apply for unemployment benefits with the Texas Workforce Commission?" can be found right here in this article. One thing to keep in mind is that due to certain circumstances there may be a short waiting period.
You should apply to receive benefits as soon as you become unemployed since your claim begins as soon as you complete your application. However, you must wait until after your last workday to apply. Benefits will not be paid for any of the weeks before the effective date of your claim. In addition, you must apply for benefits in the same state you worked in. If You Worked in Multiple States, you can apply in either of the states that you obtained base period wages. The chosen state will then be your paying state.
You can request that the paying state combines all your wages in one single benefit claim for unemployment. Note, combining your wages, will mean you can only receive unemployment benefits from one state. In addition, if you qualify for the maximum amount of benefits due to earning the specified amount of wages in your paying state, then they won't combine the wages from other states on your claim. You can only use the wages you earned in your paying state. If this is the case, you may be able to receive the other state's wages in the future.
There are two ways to apply for unemployment benefits: Either you can apply online by visiting the "Unemployment Benefit Services" and selecting "Apply for Benefits" or you can click here for the toll-free Tele-Center number and call to speak to a customer support representative to discuss your case.
Either way, you apply, you will need to have the following handy:
There are two ways to receive your unemployment benefit payments with TWC:
1. Direct deposit
You can sign up to receive direct deposit so your payment will be deposited right into your United States bank or credit union checking or savings account.
2. Debit Card
Unless you are signed up to receive a direct deposit, your payments will be added directly to the debit card issued to you by the TWC-contracted bank.
Note: If you had a prior claim for which you received a direct deposit, your payment will be directly deposited into the checking or savings account you previously provided.
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