Find out what government programs might help you. Most government programs were created by federal law. Most are run in Louisiana by state agencies, but some are run directly by federal government agencies. You may be eligible for some services or benefits but not others.
Unemployment insurance (UI) is a program designed to provide temporary financial assistance to workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who meet the requirements of the Louisiana Employment Security Law. UI benefits are paid as a matter of past employment and legal entitlement, and not on the basis of need.
Overpayments of unemployment benefits may occur when someone received benefits that they are later found to have been ineligible to receive. This can happen for two main reasons: If you received more benefits than you are entitled to or if you failed to respond to a requests for information.
This resource has general information on Unemployment Insurance. It also directs you to a program you can use to ask the Unemployment Insurance review board to take a second look at your case if you were denied.