There is a provision in the law, for people to get additional unemployment insurance benefits during periods of time when the rates of unemployment are high. These additional benefits are the ones that are referred to as ‘extended benefits’. Like other unemployment insurance benefits, the extended benefits in Louisiana are administered by the Louisiana Workforce Commission, whose website is www.laworks.net. This means that if you want to access information about the extended benefits, the site to visit is laworks.net. This also means that if you want to initiate the process through which you can access the extended benefits, you need to make a visit to laworks.net.
Knowing when www.laworks.net extended benefits are available
What happens, when the rates of unemployment go up (that is, during periods of high unemployment) is that the Louisiana Workforce Commission identifies people who are eligible for the same. Then the commission proceeds to notify them of the same. An effort is also made to announce the availability of the extended unemployment insurance benefits through the media. So, then, you can receive notification from the Louisiana workforce commission about the availability of the extended benefits. You can also learn about the availability of the extended benefits through the media.
Who qualifies for laworks.net extended benefits?
The people who qualify for laworks.net extended benefits are those who are unemployed. That is the first qualification. Further, they need to be people who have registered with the jobs centers. They have to be people who, in spite of being unemployed, are willing to work, and actively looking for work. They further need to be people who are filing their weekly claims for unemployment insurance benefits.
When applying for extended benefits, just as when applying for any other state unemployment benefits, one has to prove that they lost their last job due to no fault of their own. There are questions asked about one’s work history in the recent past, and one’s earnings in the recent past (the last 18 months), in trying to figure out whether one is actually eligible for the extended benefits.
Applying for the www.laworks.net extended benefits
The first step, after ascertaining that you are qualified for the benefits, is to assemble the necessary documents. Then you need to go to the Louisiana Workforce Commission website: laworks.net, and make the application formally. Your application will then be processed, culminating in a step where the Louisiana Workforce Commission will tell you whether or not you will actually get to receive the extended benefits requested.