Work Search Requirement Resumes on Jan. 1

Date: November 13, 2020

The state Department of Labor is reminding unemployment compensation recipients that the previously waived work search requirement will be resuming at the beginning of the year.

Earlier in 2020, when the Coronavirus pandemic began, the department waived the work search requirement for unemployment compensation recipients who became unemployed due to a pandemic related reason. Prior to the pandemic, a work search has always been required for anyone receiving unemployment compensation benefits

Beginning on Jan.1 Alabamians who receive unemployment compensation benefits in any program will be required to submit evidence of a work search to ADOL. This includes those receiving benefits under the following programs: regular UC, PEUC, PUA, or the Alabama 5-week Training Extension program. This applies to all recipients regardless of the reason for unemployment.

Details regarding work search requirements will be provided prior to the beginning of the year.


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