Texas Workforce Commission Waives Certain Requirements During COVID-19 Emergency

Date: March 18, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott has asked the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to waive the waiting week for unemployment benefits.

The commission is also exercising its authority under the governor’s declaration of a statewide disaster to waive unemployment insurance work search requirements, effective immediately. 

Ordinarily, the commission cannot pay for the first week of a claim until an individual receives two times their weekly benefit amount and returns to full-time work or has exhausted their benefits. 

Visit the Texas Workforce Commission’s website to learn more.

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