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Yes, they are subject to federal income taxes.
To file a claim, contact a Telephone Reemployment Call Center:
The deduction is listed as “WD/HC".
Your unemployment check will include instructions for claiming weekly benefits. You may be requested to meet with a claims officer or attend a reemployment orientation.
You may be disqualified from benefits for the week in which the conduct occurred and for the next 5 weeks. After that period you may be eligible to collect benefits.
You will have 7 calendar days to submit a written appeal.
The maximum benefit is 60% of Average Weekly Wage up to a maximum amount of $624 per week (for claims filed in 2013) up to 26 weeks.
Generally, the 3rd week after filing your claim (checks are always mailed).
You should always file as soon as possible after you become unemployed. Your claim will be dated the Sunday of the week in which you file.
If you become unemployed for reasons beyond your control, you should file a claim. If you voluntarily resign without good cause or retire voluntarily, you may be disqualified.