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Unemployment Benefits Guide

This information explains unemployment benefits in the state of Louisiana. The federal unemployment program in Louisiana is run by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LAWorks).

Government Benefit Assistance

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.

Louisiana Unemployment Insurance Benefits & Appeals

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.

Unemployment Overpayment Notices

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.

Find State Benefits

Need more help? Find out if you may be eligible for Louisiana government benefits with this Benefit Navigator.

Unemployment Benefits Information Guide including Form for Judicial Review of a Decision

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.

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