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Unemployment Resources

ATTENTION:

Over the past year, APFA’s Unemployment Specialists have maintained unemployment information for each base. The information is a one-stop resource to find information on filing for benefits, eligibility, Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Benefits, severance pay, and how different types of leaves affect your eligibility.

Effective July 01, 2021, as our Unemployment Specialists transition to previous roles within APFA, the unemployment email has closed. Unemployment information will remain here on the website for Flight Attendants that need help with Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.

Unemployment benefits vary from state to state. Ultimately each state will decide upon your eligibility. Below is general explanation about how unemployment works, eligibility, Q&A section, and additional unemployment information. This is for informational purposes only.

For information specific to your state, click on the tab for your base in the section below the general information.

Please be aware that there is a maximum allowable weeks claimed per state.

General Information

How It Works

Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

Understanding Unemployment
In general, unemployment is a joint federal-state program that is administrated on a state level. It is a program that allows for temporary financial relief for workers that have lost their job either permanently or temporarily (for a variety of reasons) or who suffer a reduction in available work. Each state administers its program independently and eligibility will vary based on your state.

When an employee files a claim, they provide the required information, and then there is a waiting period. The waiting period varies by state but is typically between one week or two weeks. During this waiting period, the state researches the claim, calculates eligibility, and determines maximum weekly benefits (based off gross earnings which may be found in ePays/Paperless Pays). The waiting period also allows the option for the employer (American Airlines) to dispute the claim as well as provide information the state has requested. Due to the current pandemic, many states have waived the usual waiting period.

After the claim is submitted and reviewed, the path may diverge in one of two ways:
1. Claim approved
2. Claim denied, and a reason is provided

Approved Claims
If approved, you will claim weekly benefits (certify) for each week that you meet eligibility requirements. Certifying is the process of telling unemployment that you are requesting your weekly benefit for the eligible week. Electing not to certify is telling unemployment you are not requesting your weekly benefit because you are not eligible. You will need to certify during the waiting period, even though this time is unpaid. Once this certified waiting period has concluded, you will be paid for eligible, certified weeks. Due to the current pandemic, many states have waived the usual waiting period. The federal supplement of $600, per certified week, is automatic (additional information located under the CARES Act Tab). Additionally, the LWA (Lost Wages Assistance), in participating states is automatic and will be paid retroactively (additional information located under the LWA Tab).

Denied Claims
If denied, you have the option to appeal the denial. Each state has a defined appeals process that may be found on your base's tab in the State Unemployment Resources section below. Continue filing/certifying for weekly benefits for each eligible week while you are in the appeals process. If found eligible during the appeals process, you will receive any back weeks of benefits owed. Back pay is for WBA (weekly benefit amount) and any eligible supplemental benefits such as CARES Act and LWA eligible benefit(s).

How Long May I Claim?
States provide unemployment compensation for a limited number of weeks, and each state has a process for extensions once the initial claim has been exhausted. This extension may be triggered by state unemployment rates, federal expansions to the program, legislation, or an additional tier that the program provides.

State to File Your Claim
Unemployment is filed in the state where you are based and where your payroll tax was applied — not where you reside. You may have the option to file in the state where you live (if that is more convenient), but the rules and benefits for the state where you worked will be applied.

Interstate and Multistate Claims
(Interstate Claim) Each state may calculate your eligibility differently but on a broad basis, it looks at how much was earned in the state that you are filing against (eligibility) for a required period (usually a set number of past quarters). Each state’s website explains how they capture eligible quarters and how they use those numbers in calculating the maximum weekly benefit. Links to helpful infographics and resources for your state can be found in your base's tab in the State Unemployment Resources section below. Regardless of the state in which you are filing a claim, be aware that any paid/unpaid leaves that have been taken might dilute the other earning months. Additionally, if there were base transfers, you will need to look at all states in which you earned an income (Multistate Claims). You will have the option to select the state in which you file.

PVLOA, EVLOA, STLOA, VEOP, and Unemployment
The VXLOA (unpaid extended leave of absence) has now been converted to a PVLOA (paid voluntary leave of absence). All 3/6/9/12 month requests have been combined and processed as a PVLOA. You will receive 19 hours a month that will be divided between the regular 15th/30th cycles (approximately 4:30 hours a week/9:00 hours bi-monthly). Additionally, any VC/VX that falls within your awarded leave will be paid no later than February 15, 2021.

EVLOA (extended voluntary leave of absence) are processed for 12/18/24 months and may overlap or immediately commence after a PVLOA. Hours received, on a monthly basis, are dependent upon your OCC seniority as of 01OCT20.

STLOA (short-term leave of absence) have a hard start on 01OCT20 and conclude after either 6/8 months (depending on selection). Hours received during the leave are dependent upon your OCC seniority as of 01OCT20.

For those electing to participate in the MAY VEOP or the OCT VEOP (except Option C), you have two options. You may receive a lump sum payout or you may receive 38 hours monthly (one paycheck a month for MAY and twice a month for OCT VEOPs) for twelve months and will stay active for that time and be responsible for the typical active/subsidized medical rates. After those 12 months, you will be severed from the Company and transition to subsidized COBRA, which will be available for up to 18 months In total, you will receive 30 months of subsidized COBRA (OCT VEOP, Option C is 18months).

Eligibility

Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

Am I eligible for benefits?
Eligibility is dependent upon your respective state unemployment guidelines. Please utilize the links provided to ensure you have a full understanding of eligibility.

Many Flight Attendants want to know if they can claim unemployment benefits if they take one of the leave options. We cannot answer that question for you as each state is different, and that question will be determined on a state-by-state basis. You must verify with your respective unemployment department to ensure benefit eligibility. Here are examples of describing your leave, keeping in mind each state is different and we cannot guarantee any one of these will be successful:

  • There is a lack of work at my employer due to the COVID-19 shutdown.
  • I took a leave to help my employer with an immediate overage, hoping to avoid involuntary furloughs in the near future.
  • My work is at high risk for COVID-19 contagion.
  • My doctor has stated due to my health conditions/age I must avoid high-risk situations.
  • My living conditions dictate (doctor substantiated) I must avoid high-risk situations (care for at-risk persons).

 

Reduction in Hours
Some states offer the ability to claim reductions in hours. What that means is that you do not need to be fully unemployed to file a claim. Some things to consider asking your respective unemployment commission are, if electing to take this path, would these partial claims impact both your full weekly benefit if your company status change (voluntary/involuntary furlough, extended leave, etc.) and the maximum allowable weeks you can claim? Each state is different, so we are unable to provide definitive answers to this situation. This is to help you think of possible hurdles and how to get correct answers to make the best decision(s) possible.

Zero Earnings
Be aware that any Leave of Absence you are awarded that generates zero earnings (or a drastic reduction from full-time flying like a VOLO/VLOA) will be considered when applying for unemployment. These ‘low/nil’ months will lower your quarterly earnings and will impact your weekly benefit.

EXAMPLE
A Flight Attendant had held VLOAs (unpaid) for the past nine consecutive months. They are involuntarily furloughed at the conclusion of the 9th month VLOA. Their status will immediately convert to Furloughed upon the effective date of the furlough. They file for unemployment. Their respective state looks at, hypothetically, the past three quarters to determine their weekly maximum benefit. The last two quarters had zero earnings as they were on VLOAs. So, the quarter before the VLOA when they generated earnings will be the driver to determine their weekly benefit. As a result, their VLOAs diluted their benefit.You may use this same concept with the 19 hour a month PVLOAs. The lookback for both unemployment and furlough pay will be drawn down/diluted do to the leave participation.

 

Workman’s Compensation, Disability, Retirement, and SSDI
Workman’s Compensation (IOD), STD (Short Term Disability), LTD (Long Term Disability), Pension/Retirement draws, SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance), etc. MAY impact unemployment benefit amounts. You will need to learn more about that on your state’s unemployment website, which may be located in the State Unemployment Resources section below. Some states have an exception for those who have been out of work for a longer period—typically because of a job-related illness, injury, or disability. These former employees may be entitled to an extended/adjusted base period, which looks at the worker’s hours and earnings before the worker was injured (or qualifying event), even if that work history falls outside of the usual base period. Please inquire if you (the claimant) must initiate this action. Each state process is different.

Severance Pay
Severance pay is in accordance with JCBA Section 23 (Reduction in Force) for involuntary furlough. You must have completed one year of service to qualify. The calculation for furlough/severance pay is done with a 12-month look back to capture your average number of hours flown. Any LOAs, low flying, unpaid status, etc. will lower your average.

Payments (either installments or lump sum) due to VEOP participation are considered severance pay.

EXAMPLE
If a Flight Attendant were on an unpaid leave for the past three months, the Company would look at the three months of zero wages and the nine months before those three months (a total of 12 months). Those three zero-months will bring their average down, thereby reducing their furlough pay.

Claim Types

Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

Normal Claim
You reside in the state in which you are based throughout the eligible quarters used to determine eligibility.

Interstate Claim
If you live in one state and work in another state, you file in the state in which you worked. Each state has its own procedure for claims, and once you start the process, you will receive guidance on how to proceed.

EXAMPLE
A Flight Attendant who is based in ORD and commutes from DEN, where they reside. They would file in their current base state (IL), and IL would administer the approved claim while claimant searches for work in CO. This is an interstate claim.

 

Multistate / Combined Wage Claims
If you have worked in multiple states during the period you want unemployment for, it need not complicate things too much. Pick one state and ask them to combine all your various wages into one benefits package. The state will then contact your other work-states and ask for your wage information. In most cases, it would be in your best interest to have a combined wage claim. You will need to notify the filing state of your intent to do this. We suggest that you research which state you select to file as each state has different benefits.

EXAMPLE
A Flight Attendant who was based in LAX for five months then transferred to PHL for the last six months of the year would most likely have a multistate claim. They would select between the base states and file a claim in only one of the available states where eligibility has been met. Generally, only one state will administer the claim.

 

EXAMPLE
A Flight Attendant who was based in PHX for two months, transferred to LGA for five months, then transferred to BOS for the last six months of the year would most likely have a combined wage, multistate claim. They would select between the base states and file a claim in only one of the available states where eligibility has been met. Generally, only one state will administer the claim.

Supplemental Payments

Added 1.28.21

FPUC Benefits

On Dec. 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, reauthorizing the payment of FPUC benefits which had expired on Dec. 26, 2020.

For states participating in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, the state may still waive the “waiting week,” and a claimant would receive benefits for that week. The FPUC will provide $300 in addition to your weekly benefit. This may be included in your weekly benefit disbursement or separately but will be provided weekly until March 14, 2021. This extension provides for an additional 11 weeks of extended unemployment expiring on March 14, 2021. This may change with future government packages.

 

Lost Wages Assistance

Updated 9.08.20 (LWA information added 9.08.20)

August 08, 2020 the memorandum creating the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) was issued. The LWA will be administered by the respective states and territories through a grant agreement with FEMA. The states and territories will distribute the funds through their UI system, as a supplemental payment. The memorandum also directed the Department to provide FEMA and the states with technical assistance in the implementation of the program through their existing UI systems.

The key points of the LWA:

  • Provides claimants in most Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs up to $400 per week additional benefits, starting with weeks of unemployment ending on or after Aug. 1, 2020, and ending Dec. 27, 2020 at the latest.
  • The LWA program may end earlier than Dec. 27 if FEMA expends $44 billion prior or the balance of the Disaster Relief Fund decreases to $25 billion; or legislation is enacted that provides, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, supplemental federal unemployment compensation or similar compensation for unemployed or underemployed individuals.
  • A claimant will be eligible for the extra benefit as long as they are receiving at least $100 a week as their normal benefit.
  • For the $400 per week benefit, states must contribute 25 percent ($100) and the federal government will cover 75 percent of the cost ($300).
    • The state has the option to provide the $100 in addition to the claimants WBA or
    • The state has the option of offering the additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits without spending any additional state dollars.
  • Eligible claimants will receive this supplemental benefit under the program guidelines, most likely retroactively.
  • Please be aware this supplemental is not anticipated to last more than a few weeks nor equally distributed to the states.

 

Has my filing state applied for LWA and if so where are they in the process? You can follow your claim state through their application through the LWA Tracker.

View the LWA Approved States & LWA FAQs for additional information.

CARES Act

Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

The Department of Labor recently issued new guidance to state unemployment agencies. Under the guidance, federal law permits significant flexibility for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment benefits in multiple scenarios related to COVID-19.

As an example, federal law allows states to pay benefits in situations where:

  • An employer temporarily halts operations due to COVID-19, which prevents employees from coming to work
  • Someone is quarantined with the expectation of returning to work after their quarantine period is over
  • Someone leaves employment due to a risk of exposure/infection or to care for a family member

 

Additionally, federal law does not require an employee to quit to receive benefits due to the impact of COVID-19.

CARES ACT
For states participating in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, the state may waive the “waiting week,” and a claimant would receive benefits for that week. The FPUC will provide $600 in addition to your weekly benefit. This may be included in your weekly benefit disbursement or separately but will be provided weekly until July 31, 2020, when this supplemental compensation will expire. Please be aware that the last week of July is not a full 7 day week that falls completely in July so it will not receive the supplemental $600. Benefits may not exceed 39 weeks under the Act. This extended benefit span style="color: #d3610b;">The CARES Act expires December 31, 2020. This may change with future government packages.

Leaves of Absence

Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

PVLOA / EVLOA / STLOA / VEOP
Taking a  PVLOA leave or VEOP  does not necessarily preclude you from having an approved claim. Contact your Unemployment Department and inquire if taking an extended paid leave due to over-staffing makes you ineligible to draw unemployment. Be aware of how the monthly 19 hours that will continue to be paid by American Airlines impacts your claim. Keep in mind that you have a firm date of when you will return. This may impact required job searches.

For Flight Attendants that successfully held  the PVLOA a leave or VEOP, the Company will be providing a letter explaining that your leave is related to the COVID-19 crisis, and your leave is for “good cause”. That letter will say:

“This confirms your participation in American Airline’s current Leave of Absence Program (LOA Program). As previously communicated, American implemented the VLOA Program because of the unprecedented impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the demand for air travel.  This demand decrease has resulted in significant schedule reductions, which began in March and will continue into the summer. Your participation in this VLOA Program will assist American in addressing significant financial challenges and potentially avoid more dramatic cost-savings measures.  As such, for purposes of unemployment benefit eligibility, American views your voluntary participation in the VLOA Program because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect on the Company’s business as constituting good cause connected with the work for taking temporary leave from American.

Thank you for playing a key part in American’s efforts during this challenging time.”

Voluntary Furloughs
Voluntary furloughs (if offered) are usually eligible for unemployment. Under these circumstances a defined amount of people will be furloughed. It is a reduction in force and voluntary vs involuntary is irrelevant. However, always inquire directly with the state before making these life choices. Please note that the Letter of Agreements (dated July 14, 2020) for the EVLOA and VEOPs satisfy the JCBA Section 23.B.1 requirement for six months from date of signing.

Involuntary Furloughs and COBRA
Please keep in mind in the event you are involuntarily furloughed your status will convert upon that effective date. That means regardless of being on any leave you will convert. At that time, you will receive furlough/severance pay and transition to COBRA. COBRA is available for 18 months in this situation. If you were already receiving COBRA (subsidized or unsubsidized), prior to the effective date, you would convert to unsubsidized and the previous months would be deducted from the 18-month maximum.

EXAMPLE
A Flight Attendant was granted a 6-month PLOA (personal leave of absence). In the 5th month of their 6-month PLOA they are involuntarily furloughed. The Flight Attendant had already received 5 months of COBRA (under the PLOA) and they have opted to continue COBRA coverage under their involuntary furlough. They are eligible to continue COBRA for 13 additional months.

 

EXAMPLE
A Flight Attendant was awarded a 12-month PVLOA/EVLOA. After the 8th month of their 12-month PVLOA/EVLOA they are involuntarily furloughed. If the Flight Attendant then applies for unemployment after being involuntarily furloughed, those 8-months of leave might negatively affect them. It will minimize their maximum weekly benefit amount (WBA) due to not having earnings in those months that are used in the quarterly calculations. Additionally, to be administratively eligible for unemployment, most states require an employee to meet a minimum threshold of eligible earnings. The 8 months of leave would draw that number down.

Resources

Updated 10.16.20 (Updates notated in NEON GREEN)
Updated 10.12.20 (Updates notated in PINK)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

Additional Resources

Unemployment Contact Form
Email: [email protected]


Need Help With Unemployment Insurance? Contact Your State Representatives

I am an American Airlines Flight Attendant and I am eligible to receive unemployment compensation benefits. I have been unsuccessful in maintaining consistent benefits and have been unable to contact someone in our state unemployment office. As my state representative, I am writing for your assistance to help find who I can contact to resolve my claim issues. Thank you so much.

(NOTE: Form will only work if you use an address in one of the 11 base states)


Watch the Unemployment Basics Overview video - (Added 10.12.20)

Filing Resources

AA Address:
American Airlines Inc/ Talx
PO Box 182366
Columbus, OH 43218

AA Contact Phone Number: 800-447-2000
AA FED ID: 13-1502798

New York State Only:
You will need a Record of Employment Form #1A, 12.3 that is used for identification purposes when applying for unemployment insurance.
The form can be obtained through the New York Department of Labor website. You will need the NY State Employer Registration number, which is 4370409. The Federal Employer Identification Number is 121592798.

Connecticut Only:
Your manager will give you an Unemployment Notice Form #UC-61 that is used when applying for unemployment insurance. It contains the company registration number – 43-075-05.

Massachusetts Only:
In Massachusetts, employers must provide the employee a copy of Massachusetts Unemployment pamphlet as soon as practicable, but no more than 30 days, from the last day the employee performed compensable work.

Documents and Forms

Unemployment PBGC Letter - (Added 10.16.20)
AA Vacation Buyback Letter - 05.14.20
PVLOA Packet
EVLOA Packet - (Added 9.08.20)
STLOA Packet - (Added 9.08.20)
VEOP Packet (OCT) - Lump Sum - (Added 9.08.20)
VEOP Packet (OCT) - Paid Monthly - (Added 9.08.20)
VEOP Packet (MAY) - Lump Sum
VEOP Packet (MAY) - Paid Monthly
Furlough (FR) Packet - (Added 9.08.20)
AA Unemployment Letter
DOL Coronavirus Unemployment Insurance Help
How to Get Coronavirus Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment Benefits Finder
Unemployment Insurance Provisions in the CARES Act
LWA Approved States - (Added 9.08.20)
LWA FAQs - (Added 9.08.20)

 

Quick Reference Chart

Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

Understanding Unemployment
In general, unemployment is a joint federal-state program that is administrated on a state level. It is a program that allows for temporary financial relief for workers that have lost their job either permanently or temporarily (for a variety of reasons) or who suffer a reduction in available work. Each state administers its program independently and eligibility will vary based on your state.

When an employee files a claim, they provide the required information, and then there is a waiting period. The waiting period varies by state but is typically between one week or two weeks. During this waiting period, the state researches the claim, calculates eligibility, and determines maximum weekly benefits (based off gross earnings which may be found in ePays/Paperless Pays). The waiting period also allows the option for the employer (American Airlines) to dispute the claim as well as provide information the state has requested. Due to the current pandemic, many states have waived the usual waiting period.

After the claim is submitted and reviewed, the path may diverge in one of two ways:
1. Claim approved
2. Claim denied, and a reason is provided

Approved Claims
If approved, you will claim weekly benefits (certify) for each week that you meet eligibility requirements. Certifying is the process of telling unemployment that you are requesting your weekly benefit for the eligible week. Electing not to certify is telling unemployment you are not requesting your weekly benefit because you are not eligible. You will need to certify during the waiting period, even though this time is unpaid. Once this certified waiting period has concluded, you will be paid for eligible, certified weeks. Due to the current pandemic, many states have waived the usual waiting period. The federal supplement of $600, per certified week, is automatic (additional information located under the CARES Act Tab). Additionally, the LWA (Lost Wages Assistance), in participating states is automatic and will be paid retroactively (additional information located under the LWA Tab).

Denied Claims
If denied, you have the option to appeal the denial. Each state has a defined appeals process that may be found on your base's tab in the State Unemployment Resources section below. Continue filing/certifying for weekly benefits for each eligible week while you are in the appeals process. If found eligible during the appeals process, you will receive any back weeks of benefits owed. Back pay is for WBA (weekly benefit amount) and any eligible supplemental benefits such as CARES Act and LWA eligible benefit(s).

How Long May I Claim?
States provide unemployment compensation for a limited number of weeks, and each state has a process for extensions once the initial claim has been exhausted. This extension may be triggered by state unemployment rates, federal expansions to the program, legislation, or an additional tier that the program provides.

State to File Your Claim
Unemployment is filed in the state where you are based and where your payroll tax was applied — not where you reside. You may have the option to file in the state where you live (if that is more convenient), but the rules and benefits for the state where you worked will be applied.

Interstate and Multistate Claims
(Interstate Claim) Each state may calculate your eligibility differently but on a broad basis, it looks at how much was earned in the state that you are filing against (eligibility) for a required period (usually a set number of past quarters). Each state’s website explains how they capture eligible quarters and how they use those numbers in calculating the maximum weekly benefit. Links to helpful infographics and resources for your state can be found in your base's tab in the State Unemployment Resources section below. Regardless of the state in which you are filing a claim, be aware that any paid/unpaid leaves that have been taken might dilute the other earning months. Additionally, if there were base transfers, you will need to look at all states in which you earned an income (Multistate Claims). You will have the option to select the state in which you file.

PVLOA, EVLOA, STLOA, VEOP, and Unemployment
The VXLOA (unpaid extended leave of absence) has now been converted to a PVLOA (paid voluntary leave of absence). All 3/6/9/12 month requests have been combined and processed as a PVLOA. You will receive 19 hours a month that will be divided between the regular 15th/30th cycles (approximately 4:30 hours a week/9:00 hours bi-monthly). Additionally, any VC/VX that falls within your awarded leave will be paid no later than February 15, 2021.

EVLOA (extended voluntary leave of absence) are processed for 12/18/24 months and may overlap or immediately commence after a PVLOA. Hours received, on a monthly basis, are dependent upon your OCC seniority as of 01OCT20.

STLOA (short-term leave of absence) have a hard start on 01OCT20 and conclude after either 6/8 months (depending on selection). Hours received during the leave are dependent upon your OCC seniority as of 01OCT20.

For those electing to participate in the MAY VEOP or the OCT VEOP (except Option C), you have two options. You may receive a lump sum payout or you may receive 38 hours monthly (one paycheck a month for MAY and twice a month for OCT VEOPs) for twelve months and will stay active for that time and be responsible for the typical active/subsidized medical rates. After those 12 months, you will be severed from the Company and transition to subsidized COBRA, which will be available for up to 18 months In total, you will receive 30 months of subsidized COBRA (OCT VEOP, Option C is 18months).

Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

Am I eligible for benefits?
Eligibility is dependent upon your respective state unemployment guidelines. Please utilize the links provided to ensure you have a full understanding of eligibility.

Many Flight Attendants want to know if they can claim unemployment benefits if they take one of the leave options. We cannot answer that question for you as each state is different, and that question will be determined on a state-by-state basis. You must verify with your respective unemployment department to ensure benefit eligibility. Here are examples of describing your leave, keeping in mind each state is different and we cannot guarantee any one of these will be successful:

  • There is a lack of work at my employer due to the COVID-19 shutdown.
  • I took a leave to help my employer with an immediate overage, hoping to avoid involuntary furloughs in the near future.
  • My work is at high risk for COVID-19 contagion.
  • My doctor has stated due to my health conditions/age I must avoid high-risk situations.
  • My living conditions dictate (doctor substantiated) I must avoid high-risk situations (care for at-risk persons).

 

Reduction in Hours
Some states offer the ability to claim reductions in hours. What that means is that you do not need to be fully unemployed to file a claim. Some things to consider asking your respective unemployment commission are, if electing to take this path, would these partial claims impact both your full weekly benefit if your company status change (voluntary/involuntary furlough, extended leave, etc.) and the maximum allowable weeks you can claim? Each state is different, so we are unable to provide definitive answers to this situation. This is to help you think of possible hurdles and how to get correct answers to make the best decision(s) possible.

Zero Earnings
Be aware that any Leave of Absence you are awarded that generates zero earnings (or a drastic reduction from full-time flying like a VOLO/VLOA) will be considered when applying for unemployment. These ‘low/nil’ months will lower your quarterly earnings and will impact your weekly benefit.

EXAMPLE
A Flight Attendant had held VLOAs (unpaid) for the past nine consecutive months. They are involuntarily furloughed at the conclusion of the 9th month VLOA. Their status will immediately convert to Furloughed upon the effective date of the furlough. They file for unemployment. Their respective state looks at, hypothetically, the past three quarters to determine their weekly maximum benefit. The last two quarters had zero earnings as they were on VLOAs. So, the quarter before the VLOA when they generated earnings will be the driver to determine their weekly benefit. As a result, their VLOAs diluted their benefit.You may use this same concept with the 19 hour a month PVLOAs. The lookback for both unemployment and furlough pay will be drawn down/diluted do to the leave participation.

 

Workman’s Compensation, Disability, Retirement, and SSDI
Workman’s Compensation (IOD), STD (Short Term Disability), LTD (Long Term Disability), Pension/Retirement draws, SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance), etc. MAY impact unemployment benefit amounts. You will need to learn more about that on your state’s unemployment website, which may be located in the State Unemployment Resources section below. Some states have an exception for those who have been out of work for a longer period—typically because of a job-related illness, injury, or disability. These former employees may be entitled to an extended/adjusted base period, which looks at the worker’s hours and earnings before the worker was injured (or qualifying event), even if that work history falls outside of the usual base period. Please inquire if you (the claimant) must initiate this action. Each state process is different.

Severance Pay
Severance pay is in accordance with JCBA Section 23 (Reduction in Force) for involuntary furlough. You must have completed one year of service to qualify. The calculation for furlough/severance pay is done with a 12-month look back to capture your average number of hours flown. Any LOAs, low flying, unpaid status, etc. will lower your average.

Payments (either installments or lump sum) due to VEOP participation are considered severance pay.

EXAMPLE
If a Flight Attendant were on an unpaid leave for the past three months, the Company would look at the three months of zero wages and the nine months before those three months (a total of 12 months). Those three zero-months will bring their average down, thereby reducing their furlough pay.
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

Normal Claim
You reside in the state in which you are based throughout the eligible quarters used to determine eligibility.

Interstate Claim
If you live in one state and work in another state, you file in the state in which you worked. Each state has its own procedure for claims, and once you start the process, you will receive guidance on how to proceed.

EXAMPLE
A Flight Attendant who is based in ORD and commutes from DEN, where they reside. They would file in their current base state (IL), and IL would administer the approved claim while claimant searches for work in CO. This is an interstate claim.

 

Multistate / Combined Wage Claims
If you have worked in multiple states during the period you want unemployment for, it need not complicate things too much. Pick one state and ask them to combine all your various wages into one benefits package. The state will then contact your other work-states and ask for your wage information. In most cases, it would be in your best interest to have a combined wage claim. You will need to notify the filing state of your intent to do this. We suggest that you research which state you select to file as each state has different benefits.

EXAMPLE
A Flight Attendant who was based in LAX for five months then transferred to PHL for the last six months of the year would most likely have a multistate claim. They would select between the base states and file a claim in only one of the available states where eligibility has been met. Generally, only one state will administer the claim.

 

EXAMPLE
A Flight Attendant who was based in PHX for two months, transferred to LGA for five months, then transferred to BOS for the last six months of the year would most likely have a combined wage, multistate claim. They would select between the base states and file a claim in only one of the available states where eligibility has been met. Generally, only one state will administer the claim.
Added 1.28.21

FPUC Benefits

On Dec. 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, reauthorizing the payment of FPUC benefits which had expired on Dec. 26, 2020.

For states participating in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, the state may still waive the “waiting week,” and a claimant would receive benefits for that week. The FPUC will provide $300 in addition to your weekly benefit. This may be included in your weekly benefit disbursement or separately but will be provided weekly until March 14, 2021. This extension provides for an additional 11 weeks of extended unemployment expiring on March 14, 2021. This may change with future government packages.

 

Lost Wages Assistance

Updated 9.08.20 (LWA information added 9.08.20)

August 08, 2020 the memorandum creating the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) was issued. The LWA will be administered by the respective states and territories through a grant agreement with FEMA. The states and territories will distribute the funds through their UI system, as a supplemental payment. The memorandum also directed the Department to provide FEMA and the states with technical assistance in the implementation of the program through their existing UI systems.

The key points of the LWA:

  • Provides claimants in most Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs up to $400 per week additional benefits, starting with weeks of unemployment ending on or after Aug. 1, 2020, and ending Dec. 27, 2020 at the latest.
  • The LWA program may end earlier than Dec. 27 if FEMA expends $44 billion prior or the balance of the Disaster Relief Fund decreases to $25 billion; or legislation is enacted that provides, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, supplemental federal unemployment compensation or similar compensation for unemployed or underemployed individuals.
  • A claimant will be eligible for the extra benefit as long as they are receiving at least $100 a week as their normal benefit.
  • For the $400 per week benefit, states must contribute 25 percent ($100) and the federal government will cover 75 percent of the cost ($300).
    • The state has the option to provide the $100 in addition to the claimants WBA or
    • The state has the option of offering the additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits without spending any additional state dollars.
  • Eligible claimants will receive this supplemental benefit under the program guidelines, most likely retroactively.
  • Please be aware this supplemental is not anticipated to last more than a few weeks nor equally distributed to the states.

 

Has my filing state applied for LWA and if so where are they in the process? You can follow your claim state through their application through the LWA Tracker.

View the LWA Approved States & LWA FAQs for additional information.

CARES Act

Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

The Department of Labor recently issued new guidance to state unemployment agencies. Under the guidance, federal law permits significant flexibility for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment benefits in multiple scenarios related to COVID-19.

As an example, federal law allows states to pay benefits in situations where:

  • An employer temporarily halts operations due to COVID-19, which prevents employees from coming to work
  • Someone is quarantined with the expectation of returning to work after their quarantine period is over
  • Someone leaves employment due to a risk of exposure/infection or to care for a family member

 

Additionally, federal law does not require an employee to quit to receive benefits due to the impact of COVID-19.

CARES ACT
For states participating in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, the state may waive the “waiting week,” and a claimant would receive benefits for that week. The FPUC will provide $600 in addition to your weekly benefit. This may be included in your weekly benefit disbursement or separately but will be provided weekly until July 31, 2020, when this supplemental compensation will expire. Please be aware that the last week of July is not a full 7 day week that falls completely in July so it will not receive the supplemental $600. Benefits may not exceed 39 weeks under the Act. This extended benefit span style="color: #d3610b;">The CARES Act expires December 31, 2020. This may change with future government packages.

Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

PVLOA / EVLOA / STLOA / VEOP
Taking a  PVLOA leave or VEOP  does not necessarily preclude you from having an approved claim. Contact your Unemployment Department and inquire if taking an extended paid leave due to over-staffing makes you ineligible to draw unemployment. Be aware of how the monthly 19 hours that will continue to be paid by American Airlines impacts your claim. Keep in mind that you have a firm date of when you will return. This may impact required job searches.

For Flight Attendants that successfully held  the PVLOA a leave or VEOP, the Company will be providing a letter explaining that your leave is related to the COVID-19 crisis, and your leave is for “good cause”. That letter will say:

“This confirms your participation in American Airline’s current Leave of Absence Program (LOA Program). As previously communicated, American implemented the VLOA Program because of the unprecedented impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the demand for air travel.  This demand decrease has resulted in significant schedule reductions, which began in March and will continue into the summer. Your participation in this VLOA Program will assist American in addressing significant financial challenges and potentially avoid more dramatic cost-savings measures.  As such, for purposes of unemployment benefit eligibility, American views your voluntary participation in the VLOA Program because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect on the Company’s business as constituting good cause connected with the work for taking temporary leave from American.

Thank you for playing a key part in American’s efforts during this challenging time.”

Voluntary Furloughs
Voluntary furloughs (if offered) are usually eligible for unemployment. Under these circumstances a defined amount of people will be furloughed. It is a reduction in force and voluntary vs involuntary is irrelevant. However, always inquire directly with the state before making these life choices. Please note that the Letter of Agreements (dated July 14, 2020) for the EVLOA and VEOPs satisfy the JCBA Section 23.B.1 requirement for six months from date of signing.

Involuntary Furloughs and COBRA
Please keep in mind in the event you are involuntarily furloughed your status will convert upon that effective date. That means regardless of being on any leave you will convert. At that time, you will receive furlough/severance pay and transition to COBRA. COBRA is available for 18 months in this situation. If you were already receiving COBRA (subsidized or unsubsidized), prior to the effective date, you would convert to unsubsidized and the previous months would be deducted from the 18-month maximum.

EXAMPLE
A Flight Attendant was granted a 6-month PLOA (personal leave of absence). In the 5th month of their 6-month PLOA they are involuntarily furloughed. The Flight Attendant had already received 5 months of COBRA (under the PLOA) and they have opted to continue COBRA coverage under their involuntary furlough. They are eligible to continue COBRA for 13 additional months.

 

EXAMPLE
A Flight Attendant was awarded a 12-month PVLOA/EVLOA. After the 8th month of their 12-month PVLOA/EVLOA they are involuntarily furloughed. If the Flight Attendant then applies for unemployment after being involuntarily furloughed, those 8-months of leave might negatively affect them. It will minimize their maximum weekly benefit amount (WBA) due to not having earnings in those months that are used in the quarterly calculations. Additionally, to be administratively eligible for unemployment, most states require an employee to meet a minimum threshold of eligible earnings. The 8 months of leave would draw that number down.
Updated 10.16.20 (Updates notated in NEON GREEN)
Updated 10.12.20 (Updates notated in PINK)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

Additional Resources

Unemployment Contact Form
Email: [email protected]

Watch the Unemployment Basics Overview video - (Added 10.12.20)

Filing Resources

AA Address:
American Airlines Inc/ Talx
PO Box 182366
Columbus, OH 43218

AA Contact Phone Number: 800-447-2000
AA FED ID: 13-1502798

New York State Only:
You will need a Record of Employment Form #1A, 12.3 that is used for identification purposes when applying for unemployment insurance.
The form can be obtained through the New York Department of Labor website. You will need the NY State Employer Registration number, which is 4370409. The Federal Employer Identification Number is 121592798.

Connecticut Only:
Your manager will give you an Unemployment Notice Form #UC-61 that is used when applying for unemployment insurance. It contains the company registration number – 43-075-05.

Massachusetts Only:
In Massachusetts, employers must provide the employee a copy of Massachusetts Unemployment pamphlet as soon as practicable, but no more than 30 days, from the last day the employee performed compensable work.

Documents and Forms

Unemployment PBGC Letter - (Added 10.16.20)
AA Vacation Buyback Letter - 05.14.20
PVLOA Packet
EVLOA Packet - (Added 9.08.20)
STLOA Packet - (Added 9.08.20)
VEOP Packet (OCT) - Lump Sum - (Added 9.08.20)
VEOP Packet (OCT) - Paid Monthly - (Added 9.08.20)
VEOP Packet (MAY) - Lump Sum
VEOP Packet (MAY) - Paid Monthly
Furlough (FR) Packet - (Added 9.08.20)
AA Unemployment Letter
DOL Coronavirus Unemployment Insurance Help
How to Get Coronavirus Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment Benefits Finder
Unemployment Insurance Provisions in the CARES Act
LWA Approved States - (Added 9.08.20)
LWA FAQs - (Added 9.08.20)

 

Quick Reference Chart

Appeals

General Information


Need Help With Unemployment Insurance? Contact Your State Representatives

I am an American Airlines Flight Attendant and I am eligible to receive unemployment compensation benefits. I have been unsuccessful in maintaining consistent benefits and have been unable to contact someone in our state unemployment office. As my state representative, I am writing for your assistance to help find who I can contact to resolve my claim issues. Thank you so much.

(NOTE: Form will only work if you use an address in one of the 11 base states)


Added 1.28.21

If you apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits and are denied, your benefit is miscalculated, and/or suffer a benefit reduction, you should read and consider the following information very carefully.

Each state has its own rules and regulations governing unemployment compensation. These guidelines are generally applicable to most states.

None of these statements constitutes legal advice. You should consult an attorney for legal advice.

Unemployment Compensation is a benefit available for people not working or have reduced hours through no fault of their own.

You must meet two general eligibility requirements to be eligible for unemployment compensation:
1. You must be financially eligible by having earned enough wages
AND
2. The reason you are not working now must be through no fault of your own

You will receive a notice from the state in which you are filing as to whether you meet each of these requirements. This may be received even after receiving benefits.

If you are denied unemployment compensation, you may wish to consult an attorney immediately since the time limits in unemployment compensation cases are short. You may be eligible for free or low-cost legal services for your unemployment appeal. Please refer to the Legal Resources information on this website.

Read  all the information you are given or have someone read it to you. Make sure you read the front and back of every form. If you have any questions, ask someone at the Office of Employment Security for help and be sure to get the name of the person to whom you talk.

You have only a matter of days to appeal a decision on your eligibility for unemployment compensation that you get, so be sure to act quickly!

The appeal period runs from the date the decision was mailed, not from the date you receive the decision. If you are not sure you want to appeal you must decide within the designated timeframe or appeal anyway, to be safe. You can always withdraw your appeal -- you cannot appeal after the deadline is up.

Keep your reason for appeal very simple. You most likely will be limited by the reasons you list, and you cannot bring up issues you have not listed. Therefore, it is best to simply state that you "disagree with the decision."

If you get more than one decision, you must appeal each decision separately. If you are found eligible for unemployment compensation, your employer may appeal. However, American has committed to not contesting UI claims during the pandemic.

Common Issues

Added 1.28.21

Common Issues

Quit or Voluntary Termination
If you quit your job, or voluntarily changed your employment relationship, the burden of proof in the hearing rests with you. You must prove that you had a necessitous and compelling reason to leave your job. In other words that you had no choice but to leave. Not getting along with your employer or co-workers is NOT a necessitous (necessary) and compelling (urgent) reason to quit. You may feel justified in leaving your job, but your reasons may not be considered necessitous and compelling under the law.

You must testify to what attempts, if any, you made to try to keep your job. If you had a problem, such as harassment, discrimination, safety concerns, or health problems, you must have tried to work out the problem with your employer before you quit.

Able and Available
In order to collect unemployment compensation benefits you must be able to work (not ill or totally disabled) and be available to be called to suitable work. If you do not understand any of these terms, check with the job center.

Other Issues
Other issues such as self/other-employment, partial benefit, pension impact, and refusal of suitable work may be at issue in your case. Do not hesitate to ask someone at the Office of Employment Security to explain those issues to you.

Remember, unemployment compensation is available only to those who are not working through no fault of their own.

Hearings

Added 1.28.21

Referee's Hearing

After you or your employer files an appeal, you will receive a Notice of Hearing before a Referee. The Notice will state the date, time and location of the hearing and will list the issues to be decided by the Referee.

The Referee's hearing is your only chance to present testimony and witnesses. Yes, you can appeal the Referee's decision to the second step state appeal Board/Commission, but the Board/Commission rarely conducts hearings. The appeal process to the Board/Commission is a review of the record you already made at the Referee's hearing.

Due to the pandemic hearings are being conducted by telephone.

Telephone Hearing

— You will receive advance notice of the telephone hearing.
— You must be sent all the documents that are part of the record and you must submit all your documents in advance of the hearing.
— You may be required to provide the employer all documents that you are submitting to support your case.
— You will get a copy of the telephone regulations. Read them and object if you do not feel they are being followed.
— This is the only hearing and you must present your entire case. Be prepared to present your entire case at the Referee's hearing.

If you need a continuance of the Referee's hearing for some good reason, you should call the Referee's office and request one immediately. If you are denied a continuance, make sure you say at the hearing that you requested a continuance and were denied. Be sure to state why you needed a continuance (for example, you are trying to get representation, a witness cannot come or whatever the reason is).

You will get the Referee's decision in the mail and/or in the state portal, about one to two weeks after the hearing. You have a defined period of days from the date the decision was mailed to file a further appeal to the state appeal Board/Commission.

Again, be careful in your request for appeal. Make sure you are specific with your reason for appeal. If you leave something out you may not be able to bring it up again. Make a very clear list of the reasons and do not go on with a long story. If you can, you may want to talk to a lawyer about what you should write here. The deadline is a defined period of days from the date the decision was mailed and not one day more!

When you appeal to the Board/Commission, you can ask for a written copy of your record. That will include all the documents and a recording/transcript (a written record of what happened during the hearing) of your Referee's hearing.

If you want to read the record before you list your reasons for appeal, write a letter with your appeal stating you want to appeal and that you want to see the record.

After you receive the decision of the Unemployment Compensation Board/Commission, you have a defined number of days from the date the decision was mailed to file an appeal to the next step.

You may want to seek advice from a lawyer before filing the next step. If not, or if you cannot get someone to take your case and you still wish to go ahead with it, you can go pro se (represent yourself).

Things to Remember

Added 1.28.21

Things to Remember

— You only have a certain number of days to appeal the state’s determinations or a Referee's decision.
— The Referee's hearing is the only place to present your case: testimony, witnesses and documents.
— Read everything you get and do not sign anything you have not read. If you disagree with what is on a form, do not sign it unless it is changed.
— If you are not sure about something, ask and be sure to get the name of the person with whom you speak.
— Make sure that you keep certifying each week during the entire appeal process. You must certify until you decide not to go any further with the appeal.

Documents

APFA Hotlines
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - 3.13.20 (APFA Hotline)

Letters of Agreement
Voluntary Open Line Option for DFW and LAX based FAs for March 2020 - 2.06.20
Voluntary Open Line Option for Flight Attendants for April 2020 - 2.21.20
Voluntary Leave of Absence for LAX-based Reserves for March 2020 - 2.28.20
Voluntary Leave of Absence Exception for April 2020 - 3.13.20
Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence Option for 2020 LOA - 3.18.20
VLOA for Reserves - April 2020 - 3.23.20
XLOA Including 3 Month Option - 3.23.20
Voluntary Leave of Absence for all Flight Attendants for April 2020 - 3.24.20
Special Paid Voluntary Leave of Absence March 2020 - 3.29.20
Non-Passenger Cargo Charters - 3.31.20
Supplemental Flight Attendant PVLOA Options for 2020 - 4.29.20
July 2020 Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) Letter of Agreement - 7.15.20
Extended Voluntary Leaves of Absence (EVLOA) Letter of Agreement - 7.15.20
Short Term Leaves of Absence (STLOA) Letter of Agreement - 7.29.20
Waiver of Rights Pursuant to California Labor Code Section 227.3 - 9.09.20
Extended Voluntary Leaves of Absence 2 (“EVLOA-2”) Letter of Agreement - 2.03.21
February 2021 Voluntary Early Out Program Letter of Agreement - 2.03.21
Supplemental Letter of Agreement to February 3, 2021 EVLOA-2 LOA - 2.13.21

AA Press Releases
AA Press Release - China Flights Updates - 1.31.20
AA Press Release - Government-Imposed Travel Restrictions - 2.02.20
AA Press Release - Amendment to Presidential Proclamation - 2.29.20
AA Press Release - Update on South Korea Flying - 3.03.20
AA Press Release - AA Announces Additional Schedule Changes - 3.10.20
AA Press Release - Government-Imposed Travel Restrictions - 3.11.20
AA Press Release - AA Announces Additional Schedule Changes - 3.12.20
AA Press Release - Update on Government-Imposed Travel Restrictions - 3.14.20
AA Press Release - AA Announces Additional Schedule Changes - 3.16.20
AA Press Release - AA Announces Cargo-Only Flights to Help Keep Business Moving - 3.19.20
AA Press Release - Schedule Suspensions - 3.27.20
AA Press Release - AA Announces Additional Schedule Changes - 4.02.20
AA Press Release - AA to Receive $5.8 Billion in PSP Aid - 4.14.20

AA Financial Documents
AA 1Q20 Financial Results
AA 2Q20 Financial Results
AA 3Q20 Financial Results

AA COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Update #1: CDC Screening for COVID-19 at JFK, LAX, and SFO - 1.17.20
COVID-19 Update #2: CDC Screening for COVID-19 at Airports - 1.21.20
COVID-19 Update #3: Background, face masks, what we’re doing to help - 1.24.20
COVID-19 Update #4: New arrival forms, new arrival PA for Shanghai, meal vouchers - 1.28.20
COVID-19 Update #5: Masks, Precautionary Measures, and Cabin Cleaning - 2.02.20
COVID-19 Update #6: HKG Cancellations - 2.06.20
COVID-19 Update #7 - 2.26.20
COVID-19 Update #8: White House Announcement - 2.26.20
COVID-19 Update #9: Milan Flights - 2.29.20
COVID-19 Update #15: Additional Schedule Changes - 3.14.20
COVID-19 Update #19 - 3.22.20
COVID-19 Update #21 - 3.24.20
COVID-19 Update #33: Providing More PPE - 4.09.20
COVID-19 Update #35: Update on PVLOA and VEOP - 4.14.20
COVID-19 Update #43: Face masks and enhanced cleaning procedures - 4.27.20
COVID-19 Update #45 - 5.01.20
COVID-19 Update #46: Special VLOA Opens - 5.04.20
COVID-19 Update #47: PVLOA offer closed - 5.06.20
COVID-19 Update #48 - 5.08.20
COVID-19 Update #49 - 5.11.20
COVID-19 Update #50: Pay protection - 5.13.20
COVID-19 Update #56 - 6.02.20

AA Flight Service / Jetwire Messages
AA Flight Service: New Passenger Announcement for Australia Flights - 1.29.20
AA Flight Service: URGENT: Delay in PBS Bidding Timeline - 3.10.20
AA Flight Service: Changes to Our Network - 3.10.20
AA Flight Service: Additional Schedule Changes in Response to Customer Demand Related to COVID-19 - 3.12.20
AA Flight Service: What to Expect with the Balance of Your March Schedule - 3.15.20
AA Flight Service: New VEOP Options Available March 17 - 3.17.20
AA Flight Service: Updated Timeline for PBS Awards and Scheduling Systems - 3.21.20
AA Flight Service: Protecting Your Pay in March and April - 3.25.20
AA Flight Service: UBL Opens March 31 / TTS and ETB Opening Delayed - 3.30.20
AA Flight Service: Enhancements to VEOP Options - 3.30.20
AA Flight Service: TTS Update - 3.31.20
AA Special Jetwire: Payroll Support Program - 4.14.20
AA Flight Service: Temporary FAA Exemptions to Improve Flight Attendant Safety - 4.14.20
AA Flight Service: Protecting Your Pay in May - 4.28.20
AA Flight Service: Minimum Crew Requirements Web-Based Training Due by June 30 - 5.01.20
AA Flight Service: Temporary Relocation Procedures for Double Jumpseat - 5.05.20
AA Flight Service: Double Jumpseat Relocation Procedures FAQ - 5.05.20
AA Flight Service: Face Covering Requirement - 5.06.20
AA Flight Service: Face Covering Update 5.06.20
AA Flight Service: A330 - 200 Fleet to be Placed in Extended Storage Until 2022 - 5.07.20
AA Flight Service: Policy & Procedure Update - "Scan Off" - 5.07.20
AA Flight Service: New Self-Temperature Checklist at DEN - 5.09.20
AA Flight Service: Customer Face Covering Policy - 5.10.20
AA Flight Service: Temporary Change to Food at LHR Security - 5.13.20
AA Flight Service: Protect Your Pay in June - 5.15.20
AA Flight Service: Update: Reserved Seat Option to Avoid Double Jumpseat - 5.15.20
AA Flight Service: Forum Updates - 7.02.20
AA Flight Service: Face Covering Policy - 7.22.20
AA Flight Service: What to Expect After Oct 1 - 7.24.20

AA Crew Planning Messages
AA Crew Planning: Extending the VOLO Timeline by Four Hours - 3.12.20
AA Crew Planning: Now Accepting Additional PVLOA Requests - 4.13.20

Information and Resources from AA
Quick Reference Chart for VEOPs and PVLOAs
AA COVID-19 Outbound Contact Sharepoint Quick Reference Sheet
AA COVID-19 Outbound Process Contact Tracing Tips
Caring for our AA Team Members FAQ - 3.02.20
AA Team Notification for COVID-19 Cases - 3.05.20
Schedule Adjustments and Customer Flexibility - 3.08.20
Update on Schedule Changes in Response to Customer Demand Related to COVID-19 - 3.12.20
Caring for Our Team During COVID-19 - 3.19.20
Updated Schedule Changes in Response to Customer Demand Related to COVID-19 - 3.20.20
Summer 2020 Schedule Changes to Match Reduced Customer Demand - 4.02.20
Summer 2020 Schedule Reductions - 4.02.20
Schedule Reduction - 4.02.20
Schedule Adjustments and Customer Flexibility - 4.05.20
Need to Report a Confirmed Case of COVID-19 on Your Team? - 4.16.20
U.S. Dept of Transportation FAA SAFO 20009 - 4.17.20
Governor Abbott Announces New TWC Guidance for Unemployment Claimants - 4.30.20
Passenger Numbers Capped on All Flights Through May 31 - 4.30.20
COVID-19 Screening and Testing for AA Team Members - 5.13.20
DFW Airport Face Covering Requirements - 5.18.20
Cloth Face Covering Coming Soon for Uniformed Team Members - 5.27.20
New Route Schedule - 6.01.20
Resetting International Network 2020 Through Summer of 2021 - 7.01.20
U.S. Dept of Transportation FAA SAFO 20009 - 12.10.20

LAA Pension

LAA Pension Information

Frozen 2: IRS Expands Nondiscrimination Relief for Frozen Defined Benefit Pension Plans (National Law Review) - 12.14.20
Pension Freezes (Pension Rights Center) - 12.14.20
AA Freezes its Pension Plans (Business Insurance) - 11.01.12
AA to Freeze Pension Plans as of Nov. 1 (Dallas Morning News) - 11.01.12
AA Freezes its Pension Plans (Workforce.com) - 11.02.12


Need Help With Unemployment Insurance? Contact Your State Representatives

I am an American Airlines Flight Attendant and I am eligible to receive unemployment compensation benefits. I have been unsuccessful in maintaining consistent benefits and have been unable to contact someone in our state unemployment office. As my state representative, I am writing for your assistance to help find who I can contact to resolve my claim issues. Thank you so much.

(NOTE: Form will only work if you use an address in one of the 11 base states)


Added 1.28.21

If you apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits and are denied, your benefit is miscalculated, and/or suffer a benefit reduction, you should read and consider the following information very carefully.

Each state has its own rules and regulations governing unemployment compensation. These guidelines are generally applicable to most states.

None of these statements constitutes legal advice. You should consult an attorney for legal advice.

Unemployment Compensation is a benefit available for people not working or have reduced hours through no fault of their own.

You must meet two general eligibility requirements to be eligible for unemployment compensation:
1. You must be financially eligible by having earned enough wages
AND
2. The reason you are not working now must be through no fault of your own

You will receive a notice from the state in which you are filing as to whether you meet each of these requirements. This may be received even after receiving benefits.

If you are denied unemployment compensation, you may wish to consult an attorney immediately since the time limits in unemployment compensation cases are short. You may be eligible for free or low-cost legal services for your unemployment appeal. Please refer to the Legal Resources information on this website.

Read  all the information you are given or have someone read it to you. Make sure you read the front and back of every form. If you have any questions, ask someone at the Office of Employment Security for help and be sure to get the name of the person to whom you talk.

You have only a matter of days to appeal a decision on your eligibility for unemployment compensation that you get, so be sure to act quickly!

The appeal period runs from the date the decision was mailed, not from the date you receive the decision. If you are not sure you want to appeal you must decide within the designated timeframe or appeal anyway, to be safe. You can always withdraw your appeal -- you cannot appeal after the deadline is up.

Keep your reason for appeal very simple. You most likely will be limited by the reasons you list, and you cannot bring up issues you have not listed. Therefore, it is best to simply state that you "disagree with the decision."

If you get more than one decision, you must appeal each decision separately. If you are found eligible for unemployment compensation, your employer may appeal. However, American has committed to not contesting UI claims during the pandemic.

Added 1.28.21

Common Issues

Quit or Voluntary Termination
If you quit your job, or voluntarily changed your employment relationship, the burden of proof in the hearing rests with you. You must prove that you had a necessitous and compelling reason to leave your job. In other words that you had no choice but to leave. Not getting along with your employer or co-workers is NOT a necessitous (necessary) and compelling (urgent) reason to quit. You may feel justified in leaving your job, but your reasons may not be considered necessitous and compelling under the law.

You must testify to what attempts, if any, you made to try to keep your job. If you had a problem, such as harassment, discrimination, safety concerns, or health problems, you must have tried to work out the problem with your employer before you quit.

Able and Available
In order to collect unemployment compensation benefits you must be able to work (not ill or totally disabled) and be available to be called to suitable work. If you do not understand any of these terms, check with the job center.

Other Issues
Other issues such as self/other-employment, partial benefit, pension impact, and refusal of suitable work may be at issue in your case. Do not hesitate to ask someone at the Office of Employment Security to explain those issues to you.

Remember, unemployment compensation is available only to those who are not working through no fault of their own.

Added 1.28.21

Referee's Hearing

After you or your employer files an appeal, you will receive a Notice of Hearing before a Referee. The Notice will state the date, time and location of the hearing and will list the issues to be decided by the Referee.

The Referee's hearing is your only chance to present testimony and witnesses. Yes, you can appeal the Referee's decision to the second step state appeal Board/Commission, but the Board/Commission rarely conducts hearings. The appeal process to the Board/Commission is a review of the record you already made at the Referee's hearing.

Due to the pandemic hearings are being conducted by telephone.

Telephone Hearing

— You will receive advance notice of the telephone hearing.
— You must be sent all the documents that are part of the record and you must submit all your documents in advance of the hearing.
— You may be required to provide the employer all documents that you are submitting to support your case.
— You will get a copy of the telephone regulations. Read them and object if you do not feel they are being followed.
— This is the only hearing and you must present your entire case. Be prepared to present your entire case at the Referee's hearing.

If you need a continuance of the Referee's hearing for some good reason, you should call the Referee's office and request one immediately. If you are denied a continuance, make sure you say at the hearing that you requested a continuance and were denied. Be sure to state why you needed a continuance (for example, you are trying to get representation, a witness cannot come or whatever the reason is).

You will get the Referee's decision in the mail and/or in the state portal, about one to two weeks after the hearing. You have a defined period of days from the date the decision was mailed to file a further appeal to the state appeal Board/Commission.

Again, be careful in your request for appeal. Make sure you are specific with your reason for appeal. If you leave something out you may not be able to bring it up again. Make a very clear list of the reasons and do not go on with a long story. If you can, you may want to talk to a lawyer about what you should write here. The deadline is a defined period of days from the date the decision was mailed and not one day more!

When you appeal to the Board/Commission, you can ask for a written copy of your record. That will include all the documents and a recording/transcript (a written record of what happened during the hearing) of your Referee's hearing.

If you want to read the record before you list your reasons for appeal, write a letter with your appeal stating you want to appeal and that you want to see the record.

After you receive the decision of the Unemployment Compensation Board/Commission, you have a defined number of days from the date the decision was mailed to file an appeal to the next step.

You may want to seek advice from a lawyer before filing the next step. If not, or if you cannot get someone to take your case and you still wish to go ahead with it, you can go pro se (represent yourself).

Added 1.28.21

Things to Remember

— You only have a certain number of days to appeal the state’s determinations or a Referee's decision.
— The Referee's hearing is the only place to present your case: testimony, witnesses and documents.
— Read everything you get and do not sign anything you have not read. If you disagree with what is on a form, do not sign it unless it is changed.
— If you are not sure about something, ask and be sure to get the name of the person with whom you speak.
— Make sure that you keep certifying each week during the entire appeal process. You must certify until you decide not to go any further with the appeal.

APFA Hotlines
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - 3.13.20 (APFA Hotline)

Letters of Agreement
Voluntary Open Line Option for DFW and LAX based FAs for March 2020 - 2.06.20
Voluntary Open Line Option for Flight Attendants for April 2020 - 2.21.20
Voluntary Leave of Absence for LAX-based Reserves for March 2020 - 2.28.20
Voluntary Leave of Absence Exception for April 2020 - 3.13.20
Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence Option for 2020 LOA - 3.18.20
VLOA for Reserves - April 2020 - 3.23.20
XLOA Including 3 Month Option - 3.23.20
Voluntary Leave of Absence for all Flight Attendants for April 2020 - 3.24.20
Special Paid Voluntary Leave of Absence March 2020 - 3.29.20
Non-Passenger Cargo Charters - 3.31.20
Supplemental Flight Attendant PVLOA Options for 2020 - 4.29.20
July 2020 Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) Letter of Agreement - 7.15.20
Extended Voluntary Leaves of Absence (EVLOA) Letter of Agreement - 7.15.20
Short Term Leaves of Absence (STLOA) Letter of Agreement - 7.29.20
Waiver of Rights Pursuant to California Labor Code Section 227.3 - 9.09.20
Extended Voluntary Leaves of Absence 2 (“EVLOA-2”) Letter of Agreement - 2.03.21
February 2021 Voluntary Early Out Program Letter of Agreement - 2.03.21
Supplemental Letter of Agreement to February 3, 2021 EVLOA-2 LOA - 2.13.21

AA Press Releases
AA Press Release - China Flights Updates - 1.31.20
AA Press Release - Government-Imposed Travel Restrictions - 2.02.20
AA Press Release - Amendment to Presidential Proclamation - 2.29.20
AA Press Release - Update on South Korea Flying - 3.03.20
AA Press Release - AA Announces Additional Schedule Changes - 3.10.20
AA Press Release - Government-Imposed Travel Restrictions - 3.11.20
AA Press Release - AA Announces Additional Schedule Changes - 3.12.20
AA Press Release - Update on Government-Imposed Travel Restrictions - 3.14.20
AA Press Release - AA Announces Additional Schedule Changes - 3.16.20
AA Press Release - AA Announces Cargo-Only Flights to Help Keep Business Moving - 3.19.20
AA Press Release - Schedule Suspensions - 3.27.20
AA Press Release - AA Announces Additional Schedule Changes - 4.02.20
AA Press Release - AA to Receive $5.8 Billion in PSP Aid - 4.14.20

AA Financial Documents
AA 1Q20 Financial Results
AA 2Q20 Financial Results
AA 3Q20 Financial Results

AA COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Update #1: CDC Screening for COVID-19 at JFK, LAX, and SFO - 1.17.20
COVID-19 Update #2: CDC Screening for COVID-19 at Airports - 1.21.20
COVID-19 Update #3: Background, face masks, what we’re doing to help - 1.24.20
COVID-19 Update #4: New arrival forms, new arrival PA for Shanghai, meal vouchers - 1.28.20
COVID-19 Update #5: Masks, Precautionary Measures, and Cabin Cleaning - 2.02.20
COVID-19 Update #6: HKG Cancellations - 2.06.20
COVID-19 Update #7 - 2.26.20
COVID-19 Update #8: White House Announcement - 2.26.20
COVID-19 Update #9: Milan Flights - 2.29.20
COVID-19 Update #15: Additional Schedule Changes - 3.14.20
COVID-19 Update #19 - 3.22.20
COVID-19 Update #21 - 3.24.20
COVID-19 Update #33: Providing More PPE - 4.09.20
COVID-19 Update #35: Update on PVLOA and VEOP - 4.14.20
COVID-19 Update #43: Face masks and enhanced cleaning procedures - 4.27.20
COVID-19 Update #45 - 5.01.20
COVID-19 Update #46: Special VLOA Opens - 5.04.20
COVID-19 Update #47: PVLOA offer closed - 5.06.20
COVID-19 Update #48 - 5.08.20
COVID-19 Update #49 - 5.11.20
COVID-19 Update #50: Pay protection - 5.13.20
COVID-19 Update #56 - 6.02.20

AA Flight Service / Jetwire Messages
AA Flight Service: New Passenger Announcement for Australia Flights - 1.29.20
AA Flight Service: URGENT: Delay in PBS Bidding Timeline - 3.10.20
AA Flight Service: Changes to Our Network - 3.10.20
AA Flight Service: Additional Schedule Changes in Response to Customer Demand Related to COVID-19 - 3.12.20
AA Flight Service: What to Expect with the Balance of Your March Schedule - 3.15.20
AA Flight Service: New VEOP Options Available March 17 - 3.17.20
AA Flight Service: Updated Timeline for PBS Awards and Scheduling Systems - 3.21.20
AA Flight Service: Protecting Your Pay in March and April - 3.25.20
AA Flight Service: UBL Opens March 31 / TTS and ETB Opening Delayed - 3.30.20
AA Flight Service: Enhancements to VEOP Options - 3.30.20
AA Flight Service: TTS Update - 3.31.20
AA Special Jetwire: Payroll Support Program - 4.14.20
AA Flight Service: Temporary FAA Exemptions to Improve Flight Attendant Safety - 4.14.20
AA Flight Service: Protecting Your Pay in May - 4.28.20
AA Flight Service: Minimum Crew Requirements Web-Based Training Due by June 30 - 5.01.20
AA Flight Service: Temporary Relocation Procedures for Double Jumpseat - 5.05.20
AA Flight Service: Double Jumpseat Relocation Procedures FAQ - 5.05.20
AA Flight Service: Face Covering Requirement - 5.06.20
AA Flight Service: Face Covering Update 5.06.20
AA Flight Service: A330 - 200 Fleet to be Placed in Extended Storage Until 2022 - 5.07.20
AA Flight Service: Policy & Procedure Update - "Scan Off" - 5.07.20
AA Flight Service: New Self-Temperature Checklist at DEN - 5.09.20
AA Flight Service: Customer Face Covering Policy - 5.10.20
AA Flight Service: Temporary Change to Food at LHR Security - 5.13.20
AA Flight Service: Protect Your Pay in June - 5.15.20
AA Flight Service: Update: Reserved Seat Option to Avoid Double Jumpseat - 5.15.20
AA Flight Service: Forum Updates - 7.02.20
AA Flight Service: Face Covering Policy - 7.22.20
AA Flight Service: What to Expect After Oct 1 - 7.24.20

AA Crew Planning Messages
AA Crew Planning: Extending the VOLO Timeline by Four Hours - 3.12.20
AA Crew Planning: Now Accepting Additional PVLOA Requests - 4.13.20

Information and Resources from AA
Quick Reference Chart for VEOPs and PVLOAs
AA COVID-19 Outbound Contact Sharepoint Quick Reference Sheet
AA COVID-19 Outbound Process Contact Tracing Tips
Caring for our AA Team Members FAQ - 3.02.20
AA Team Notification for COVID-19 Cases - 3.05.20
Schedule Adjustments and Customer Flexibility - 3.08.20
Update on Schedule Changes in Response to Customer Demand Related to COVID-19 - 3.12.20
Caring for Our Team During COVID-19 - 3.19.20
Updated Schedule Changes in Response to Customer Demand Related to COVID-19 - 3.20.20
Summer 2020 Schedule Changes to Match Reduced Customer Demand - 4.02.20
Summer 2020 Schedule Reductions - 4.02.20
Schedule Reduction - 4.02.20
Schedule Adjustments and Customer Flexibility - 4.05.20
Need to Report a Confirmed Case of COVID-19 on Your Team? - 4.16.20
U.S. Dept of Transportation FAA SAFO 20009 - 4.17.20
Governor Abbott Announces New TWC Guidance for Unemployment Claimants - 4.30.20
Passenger Numbers Capped on All Flights Through May 31 - 4.30.20
COVID-19 Screening and Testing for AA Team Members - 5.13.20
DFW Airport Face Covering Requirements - 5.18.20
Cloth Face Covering Coming Soon for Uniformed Team Members - 5.27.20
New Route Schedule - 6.01.20
Resetting International Network 2020 Through Summer of 2021 - 7.01.20
U.S. Dept of Transportation FAA SAFO 20009 - 12.10.20

LAA Pension Information

Frozen 2: IRS Expands Nondiscrimination Relief for Frozen Defined Benefit Pension Plans (National Law Review) - 12.14.20
Pension Freezes (Pension Rights Center) - 12.14.20
AA Freezes its Pension Plans (Business Insurance) - 11.01.12
AA to Freeze Pension Plans as of Nov. 1 (Dallas Morning News) - 11.01.12
AA Freezes its Pension Plans (Workforce.com) - 11.02.12

State Resources

BOS

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

MA: BOS

Visit the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $742 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay may impact benefits; reporting required (VEOPs will not impact WBA due to signing a General Release)
Extensions may be available

BOS Resources
BOS Massachusetts Unemployment Advocacy Guide
CARES Act Flow Chart
How to File a New Unemployment Claim after 15MAR20
Online Claimant User Guide - Applying for Benefits
MASS FAQs (Added 1.29.21)
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
MA Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)

Massachusetts Only
In Massachusetts, employers must provide the employee a copy of Massachusetts Unemployment pamphlet as soon as practicable, but no more than 30 days, from the last day the employee performed compensable work.

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Ed Markey - Contact
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2742

Senator Elizabeth Warren - Contact
309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4543

Representatives
1st District Richard Neal - Contact
2309 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5601 / Fax: (202) 225-8112

2nd District Jim McGovern - Contact
408 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6101 / Fax: (202) 225-5759

3rd District Lori Trahan - Contact
1616 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3411

4th District Joseph P. Kennedy III - Contact
304 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5931 / Fax: (202) 225-0182

5th District Katherine Clark - Contact
2448 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2836
Hours: To mitigate the spread of coronavirus, D.C. office staff will be working remotely. Please call if you need assistance.

6th District Seth Moulton - Contact
1127 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8020 / Fax: (202) 225-5915

7th District Ayanna Pressley - Contact
1108 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5111 / Fax: (202) 225-9322

8th District Stephen F. Lynch - Contact
2109 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8273 / Fax: (202) 225-3984

9th District Bill Keating - Contact
2351 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3111 / Fax: (202) 225-5658

CLT / RDU

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.25.20 (Updates notated in INDIGO)
Updated 9.25.20 (Updates notated in PURPLE)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

NC: CLT / RDU

Visit the North Carolina Department of Commerce Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $350 per week for up to 20 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
Normally, severance pay will impact benefits; reporting required
Under COVID-19 Severance Pay is considered 'Support Payments'; will not impact benefits; reporting required (Pending AA voluntary participation in the COVID-19 Support Payment Plan)
— Extensions may be available

CLT / RDU Resources
Incresed Benefit Amount (IBA) - (Added 10.28.20)
NCDC Establishing a Benefit Year
NCDC Unemployment Insurance FAQ
NCDC Weekly Benefit Amount
NCDC Unemployment Filing Tip Sheet
NCDC Benefit Rights and Responsibilities
NCDC Information for Reductions
NCDC Unemployment Rules and Laws
NC Executive Order #134 - 4.20.20 - (Added 9.08.20)
NC Executive Order #131 - 4.09.20
NC Executive Order #118 - 3.17.20
Top 10 Things You Should Know
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
NC Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Richard Burr - Contact
217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3154

Senator Thom Tillis - Contact
113 Dirksen Senate Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6342 / Fax: (202) 228-2653

Representatives
1st District G.K. Butterfield - Contact
2080 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3101

2nd District George Holding - Contact
1110 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3032 / Fax: (202) 225-0181 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

3rd District Greg Murphy - Contact
2333 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3415

4th District David Price - Contact
2108 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1784 / Fax: (202) 225-2014

5th District Virginia Foxx - Contact
2462 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2071 / Fax: (202) 225-2995 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

6th District Mark Walker - Contact
1725 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3065 / Fax: (202) 225-8611 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

7th District David Rouzer - Contact
2439 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2731 / Fax: (202) 225-5773

8th District Richard Hudson - Contact
2112 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3715 / Fax: (202) 225-4036 (Hours: M-F 0830-1800)

9th District Dan Bishop - Contact
132 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1976

10th District Patrick McHenry - Contact
2004 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2576 / Fax: (202) 225-0316

11th District Vacant

12th District Alma Adams - Contact
2346 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1510 / Fax: (202) 225-1512 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

13th District Ted Budd - Contact
118 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4531

DCA

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

VA: DCA

Visit the Virginia Employment Commission

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $378 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay may impact benefits; reporting required
— Extensions may be available

DCA Resources
Virginia Employment Commission Handbook
Virginia How to Apply
Virginia Unemployment Handbook
Virginia Unemployment FAQs
Virginia Unemployment Rights & Responsibilities
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
VA Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)
CVA Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Mark R. Warner - Contact
703 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Toll Free: 1-877-676-2759 (VA residents only) / Phone: (202) 224-2023

Senator Timothy “Tim” Kaine - Contact
231 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4024 / Fax: (202) 228-6363

Representatives
1st District Robert Wittman - Contact
2055 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4261 / Fax: (202) 225-438220515

2nd District Elaine Luria - Contact
534 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4215

3rd District Robert “Bobby” Scott - Contact
1201 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8351 / Fax: (202) 225-8354 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

4th District Donald McEachin - Contact
314 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6365

5th District Denver Riggleman - Contact
1022 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4711 / Fax: (202) 225-5681

6th District Ben Cline - Contact
1009 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5431 / Fax: (202) 225-9681

7th District Abigail Spanberger - Contact
1239 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2815

8th District Donald Beyer - Contact
1119 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4376 / Fax: (202) 225-0017

9th District Morgan Griffith - Contact
2202 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3861 / Fax: (202) 225-0076

10th District Jennifer Wexton - Contact
1217 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5136 / Fax: (202) 225-0437

11th District Gerald Connolly - Contact
2238 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1492

DFW

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.25.20 (Updates notated in INDIGO)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

TX: DFW

Visit the Texas Workforce Commission Unemployment Services Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $521 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay may impact benefits; reporting required
Extensions may be available

DFW Resources
Texas Unemployment Benefits at a Glance
Texas Unemployment Benefits Handbook
How to Apply for UIC Benefits Online
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
Texas Law Help (Added 1.29.21)
Texas Legal Aid Hotline (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Ted Cruz - Contact
127A Russell House Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5922

Senator John Cornyn - Contact
517 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2934

Representatives
1st District Louie Gohmert - Contact
2267 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3035 / Fax: (202) 226-1230 / TX Toll Free (866) 535-6302

2nd District Dan Crenshaw - Contact
413 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6565

3rd District Van Taylor - Contact
1404 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4201

4th District Vacant

5th District Lance Gooden - Contact
425 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3484

6th District Ron Wright - Contact
428 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2002

7th District Lizzie Fletcher - Contact
1429 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2571 / Fax: (202) 225-4381

8th District Kevin Brady - Contact
1011 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4901 / Fax: (202) 225-5524

9th District Al Green - Contact
2347 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7508 / Fax: (202) 225-2947 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700 EST)

10th District Michael McCaul - Contact
2001 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2401 / Fax: (202) 225-5955 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

11th District Mike Conaway - Contact
2469 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3605 / Fax: (202) 225-1783

12th District Kay Granger - Contact
1026 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5071 / Fax: (202) 225-5683 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

13th District Mac Thornberry - Contact
2208 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3706 / Fax: (202) 225-3486 (Hours: 9:00 to 6:00 EST)

14th District Randy Weber - Contact
107 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2831 / Fax: (202) 225-0271

15th District Vicente Gonzalez - Contact
113 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2531 (Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. ET)

16th District Veronica Escobar - Contact
1505 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4381

17th District Bill Flores - Contact
2228 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6105 / Fax: (202) 225-0350

18th District Sheila Jackson Lee - Contact
2079 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3816 / Fax: (202) 225-3317 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

19th District Jodey Arrington - Contact
1029 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4005 / District-wide Toll Free: (888) 217-0281 / Fax: (202) 225-9615

20th District: Joaquin Castro - Contact
2241 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3236 / Fax: (202) 225-1915

21st District Chip Roy - Contact
1319 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4236

22nd District Pete Olson - Contact
2133 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5951 / Fax: (202) 225-5241

23rd District Will Hurd - Contact
317 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4511 / Fax: (202) 225-2237

24th District Kenny Marchant - Contact
2304 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6605 / Fax: (202) 225-0074

25th District Roger Williams - Contact
1708 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9896 / Fax: (202) 225-9692

26th District Michael Burgess - Contact
2161 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7772 / Fax: (202) 225-2919

27th District Michael Cloud - Contact
1314 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7742

28th District Henry Cuellar - Contact
2372 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1640 / Fax: (202) 225-1641

29th District Sylvia Garcia - Contact
1620 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1688

30th District Eddie Bernice Johnson - Contact
2306 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8885 / Fax: (202) 226-1477 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

31st District John Carter - Contact
2110 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3864

32nd District Colin Allred - Contact
328 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2231

33rd District Marc Veasey - Contact
2348 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9897 / Fax: (202) 225-9702 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

34th District Filemon Vela, Jr. - Contact
307 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9901 / Fax: (202) 225-9770 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

35th District Lloyd Doggett - Contact
2307 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4865

36th District Brian Babin - Contact
2236 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1555 / Fax: (202) 226-0396

LAX / SFO

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

CA: LAX / SFO

Visit the California Unemployment Services Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $450 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay will not impact benefits; reporting required
Extensions may be available

LAX / SFO Resources
California Unemployment Benefits Booklet
A Guide to Benefits & Employment Services
CA Programs for the Unemployed
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
CA Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)
Los Angeles Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)
California Courts Free & Low-Cost Legal Help (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Kamala Harris - Contact
112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3553 / Fax: (202) 224-2200

Senator Dianne Feinstein - Contact
331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841 / Fax: (202) 224-2501

Representatives
1st District Doug LaMalfa - Contact
322 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3076

2nd District Jared Huffman - Contact
1527 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5161 / Fax: (202) 225-5163

3rd District John Garamendi - Contact
2368 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1880 / Fax: (202) 225-5914 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700 ET)

4th District Tom McClintock - Contact
2312 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2511 / Fax: (202) 225-5444

5th District Mike Thompson - Contact
406 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3311 / Fax: (202) 225-4335 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

6th District Doris Matsui - Contact
2311 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7163 / Fax: (202) 225-0566

7th District Ami Bera - Contact
1727 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5716 / Fax: (202) 226-1298 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

8th District Paul Cook - Contact
1027 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5861 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

9th District Jerry McNerney - Contact
2265 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1947 / Fax: (202) 225-4060

10th District Josh Harder - Contact
131 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4540

11th District Mark DeSaulnier - Contact
503 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2095 / Fax: (202) 225-5609

12th District Nancy Pelosi - Contact
1236 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4965 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

13th District Barbara Lee - Contact
2470 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2661 / Fax: (202) 225-9817

14th District Jackie Speier - Contact
2465 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3531 / Fax: (202) 226-4183

15th District Eric Swalwell - Contact
407 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5065 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

16th District Jim Costa - Contact
2081 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3341

17th District Ro Khanna - Contact
221 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2631

18th District Anna Eshoo - Contact
202 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8104 / Fax: (202) 225-8890

19th District Zoe Lofgren - Contact
1401 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3072

20th District Jimmy Panetta - Contact
212 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2861 / Fax: (202) 225-6791

21st District TJ Cox - Contact
1728 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4695

22nd District Devin Nunes - Contact
1013 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2523 / Fax: (202) 225-3404

23rd District Kevin McCarthy - Contact
2468 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2915 / Fax: (202) 225-2908 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

24th District Salud Carbajal - Contact
1431 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3601

25th District Mike Garcia - Contact
1130 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1956

26th District Julia Brownley - Contact
2262 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5811 / Fax: (202) 225-1100 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800 ET)

27th District Jody Chu - Contact
2423 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5464 / Fax: (202) 225-5467

28th District Adam Schiff - Contact
2269 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4176 / Fax: (202) 225-5828

29th District Tony Cardenas - Contact
2438 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6131 / Fax: (202) 225-0819

30th District Brad Sherman - Contact
2181 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5911 / Fax: (202) 225-5879 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

31st District Pete Aguliar - Contact
109 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3201 / Fax: (202) 226-6962

32nd District Grace Napolitano - Contact
1610 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5256 / Fax: (202) 225-0027

33rd District Ted Lieu - Contact
403 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3976

34th District Jimmy Gomez - Contact
1530 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6235

35th District Norma Torres - Contact
2444 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6161 / Fax: (202) 225-8671

36th District Raul Ruiz - Contact
2342 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5330 / Fax: (202) 225-1238

37th District Karen Bass - Contact
2059 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7084 / Fax: (202) 225-2422

38th District Linda Sanchez - Contact
2329 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6676 / Fax: (202) 226-1012

39th District Gil Cisneros - Contact
431 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4111

40th District Lucille Roybal-Allard - Contact
2083 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1766 / Fax: (202) 226-0350

41st District Mark Takano - Contact
420 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2305 / Fax: (202) 225-7018

42nd District Ken Calvert - Contact
2205 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1986 / Fax: (202) 225-2004

43rd District Maxine Waters - Contact
2221 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2201 / Fax: (202) 225-7854

44th District Nanette Barragan - Contact
1030 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8220

45th District Katie Porter - Contact
1117 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5611

46th District Lou Correa - Contact
1039 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2965

47th District Alan Lowenthal - Contact
108 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7924 / Fax: (202) 225-7926

48th District Harley Rouda - Contact
2300 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2415 / Fax: (202) 226-2263

49th District Mike Levin - Contact
1626 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3906

50th District Vacant

51st District Juan Vargas - Contact
2244 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8045 / Fax: (202) 225-2772 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

52nd District Scott Peters - Contact
2338 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0508 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

53rd District Susan Davis - Contact
1214 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2040 / Fax: (202) 225-2948

LGA

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.25.20 (Updates notated in INDIGO)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

NY: LGA

Visit the New York Unemployment Insurance Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $504 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance may impact weekly benefit; reporting required
Extensions may be available

LGA Resources
Work Search Record Form - (Added 10.28.20)
DOL Request for Reconsideration - (Added 10.28.20)
New York Claimant Handbook 2020
Applying for UI Pamphlet
NY COVID-19 UI FAQs
UIC Contact Information
NY UIC FAQs
UIC Online Application Filing How-To
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
NY Legal Services (Added 1.29.21)
NYSBA Unemployment (Added 1.29.21)
Unemployment Insurance and Benefit Year Ending Date (Added 4.15.21)

New York State Only
You will need a Record of Employment Form #1A, 12.3 that is used for identification purposes when applying for unemployment insurance. The form can be obtained through the New York Department of Labor website at: www.labor.state.ny.us/ui/how_to_file_claim.shtm

You will need the NY State Employer Registration number, which is 4370409. The Federal Employer Identification Number is 121592798.

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Chuck Schumer - Contact
322 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6542 / Fax: (202) 228-3027

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand - Contact
478 Russell House Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4451 / Fax: (202) 228-4977

Representatives
1st District Lee Zeldin - Contact
2441 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3826

2nd District Peter T. King - Contact
302 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7896 / Fax: (202) 226-2279

3rd District Thomas Suozzi - Contact
214 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3335

4th District Kathleen Rice - Contact
2435 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5516 / Fax: (202) 225-5758

5th District Gregory Meeks - Contact
2310 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3461 / Fax: (202) 226-4169

6th District Grace Meng - Contact
2209 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2601 / Fax: (202) 225-1589 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

7th District Nydia Velazquez - Contact
2302 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2361

8th District Hakeem Jeffries - Contact
2433 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5936 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

9th District Yvette Clarke - Contact
2058 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6231 / Fax: (202) 226-0112

10th District Jerry Nadler - Contact
2132 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5635

11th District Max Rose - Contact
1529 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3371

12th District Carolyn Maloney - Contact
2308 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7944

13th District Adriano Espaillat - Contact
1630 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4365 / Fax: (202) 226-9731

14th District Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - Contact
229 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Hours: M-Th 0900-1700; F 0900-1400, 1500-1700

15th District Jose E. Serrano - Contact
2354 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4361 / Fax: (202) 225-6001

16th District Eliot Engel - Contact
2426 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2464 / Fax: (202) 225-5513 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

17th District Nita Lowey - Contact
2365 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6506 / Fax: (202) 225-0546 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

18th District Sean Patrick Maloney - Contact
2331 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5441 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

19th District Antonio Delgado - Contact
1007 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5614 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

20th District Paul Tonko - Contact
2369 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5076 / Fax: (202) 225-5077

21st District Elise Stefanik - Contact
318 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4611

22nd District Anthony Brindisi - Contact
329 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3665

23rd District Tom Reed - Contact
2263 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3161 / Fax: (202) 226-6599

24th District John Katko - Contact
2457 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3701 / Fax: (202) 225-4042

25th District Joseph Morelle - Contact
1317 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3615

26th District Brian Higgins - Contact
2459 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3306 / Fax: (202) 226-0347

27th District Chris Jacobs - Contact
2243 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5265

MIA

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.23.20 (Updates notated in PURPLE)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

FL: MIA

Visit the Florida Unemployment Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $275 per week for up to 19 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay will reduce weekly benefit; reporting required
Extensions may be available

MIA Resources
Florida Employee Notice
Florida UIC Q&As
Florida Reemployment Assistance Resource Guide
Florida DEO Claimant Guide - (Added 9.23.20)
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
Florida Bar - Pro Bono & Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)
Florida Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Rick Scott - Contact
716 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5274

Senator Marco Rubio - Contact
284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3041

Representatives
1st District Matt Gaetz - Contact
1721 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

2nd District Neal Dunn - Contact
316 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5235 / Fax: (202) 225-5615

3rd District Ted Yoho - Contact
1730 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5744 / Fax: (202) 225-3973 (Hours: M-F 9-5:30)

4th District John Rutherford - Contact
1711 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2501

5th District Al Lawson - Contact
1406 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0123 / Fax: (202) 225-2256

6th District Michael Waltz - Contact
216 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2706

7th District Stephanie Murphy - Contact
1710 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4035

8th District Bill Posey - Contact
2150 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3671 / Fax: (202) 225-3516

9th District Darren Soto - Contact
1507 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9889 / Fax: (202) 225-9742

10th District Val Demings - Contact
217 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2176

11th District Daniel Webster - Contact
1210 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1002 / Fax: (202) 226-6559

12th District Gus Bilirakis - Contact
2227 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5755

13th District Charlie Crist - Contact
215 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5961 / Fax: (202) 225-9764

14th District Kathy Castor - Contact
2052 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3376 / Fax: (202) 225-5652 (Hours: 0900-1700)

15th District Ross Spano - Contact
224 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1252 / Fax: (202) 226-0585

16th District Vern Buchanan - Contact
2427 Rayburn Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5015 / Fax: (202) 226-0828

17th District Greg Steube - Contact
521 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5792 / Fax: (202) 225-3132

18th District Brian Mast - Contact
2182 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3026 / Fax: (202) 225-8398

19th District Francis Rooney - Contact
120 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2536 / Fax: (202) 226-3547

20th District Alcee Hastings - Contact
2353 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1313 / Fax: (202) 225-1171

21st District Lois Frankel - Contact
2305 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9890

22nd District Ted Deutch - Contact
2447 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3001 / Fax: (202) 225-5974

23rd District Debbie Wasserman Schultz - Contact
1114 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7931 / Fax: (202) 226-2052

24th District Frederica Wilson - Contact
2445 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4506 / Fax: (202) 226-0777 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

25th District Mario Diaz-Balart - Contact
404 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4211 / Fax: (202) 225-8576 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

26th District Debbie Mucarsel-Powell - Contact
114 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2778

27th District Donna Shalala - Contact
1320 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3931 / Fax: (202) 225-5620

ORD

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.25.20 (Updates notated in INDIGO)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

IL: ORD

Visit the Illinios Department of Employment Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $484 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay does not render UI ineligible; reporting required
— Extensions may be available

ORD Resources
Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation 29MAY20
IDES Unemployment Insurance Work Search Explanation
IDES Work Search Record
Section 2865.100 Work Search Requirements
IDES Work Search Record - (Added 10.28.20)
IDES Vacation Pay Form - (Added 10.28.20)
IDES Severance Reporting Form - (Added 10.28.20)
IDES Retirement Pension Questionnaire - (Added 10.28.20)
IDES Backdating Questionnaire - (Added 10.28.20)
Illinois Unemployment Insurance Benefits Handbook
ORD UIC Weekly Benefit Tables
COVID-19 Claimant FAQs
COVID-19 FPUC FAQs
COVID-19 UIC FAQs
UIC 10 Things You Should Know
UIC FAQs by Individuals
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
IDES Legal Services (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Tammy Duckworth - Contact
524 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2854

Senator Dick Durbin - Contact
711 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2152 / Fax: (202) 228-0400 (Hours: 0900-1800)

Representatives
1st District Bobby Rush - Contact
2188 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4372 / Fax: (202) 226-0333 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

2nd District Robin Kelly - Contact
2416 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0773 / Fax: (202) 225-4583

3rd District Dan Lipinski - [email protected]
2346 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5701 / Fax: (202) 225-1012

4th District Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia - Contact
530 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8203 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

5th District Michael Quigley - Contact
2458 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4061 / Fax: (202) 225-5603 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

6th District Sean Casten - Contact
429 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4561

7th District Danny K. Davis - Contact
2159 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5006 / Fax: (202) 225-5641

8th District Raja Krishnamoorthi - Contact
115 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3711

9th District Jan Schakowsky - Contact
2367 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2111 / Fax: (202) 226-6890 (Hours: MTh 0900-1800 ET; F 0900-1700)

10th District Brad Schneider - Contact
1432 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4835 / Fax: (202) 225-0837

11th District Bill Foster - Contact
2366 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3515

12th District Mike Bost - Contact
1440 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5661 / Fax: (202) 225-0285

13th District Rodney L. Davis - Contact
1740 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2371 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

14th District Lauren Underwood - Contact
1118 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2976

15th District John Shimkus - Contact
2217 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5271 / Fax: (202) 225-5880

16th District Adam Kinzinger - Contact
2245 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3635 / Fax: (202) 225-3521

17th District Cheri Bustos - Contact
1233 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5905 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

18th District Darin LaHood - Contact
1424 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6201 / Fax: (202) 225-9249

PHL

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

PA: PHL

Visit the Pennsylvania Office of Unemployment Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $573 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay will reduce weekly benefit; reporting required (Act 6 of 2011)
Extensions may be available

PHL Resources
Pennsylvania Information for Workers
UIC COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Chart
UIC Filing FAQs
UIC Filing Materials Checklist
UIC Reduced Work Hours FAQs
UIC Self-Service Step-By-Step Guide
What To Expect After Filing
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
PA Legal Services (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Robert “Bob” Casey Jr. - Contact
393 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6324 / Toll Free: (866) 802-2833 / Fax: (202) 228-0604

Senator Patrick “Pat” Toomey - Contact
248 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4254 / Fax: (202) 228-0284

Representatives
1st District Brian Fitzpatrick - Contact
1722 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4276 / Fax: (202) 225-9511

2nd District Brendan Boyle - Contact
1133 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6111 / Fax: (202) 226-0611 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

3rd District Dwight Evans - Contact
1105 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4001 / Fax: (202) 225-5392

4th District Madeleine Dean - Contact
129 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4731

5th District Mary Gay Scanlon - Contact
1535 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2011

6th District Chrissy Houlahan - Contact
1218 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4315 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)
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7th District Susan Wild - Contact
1607 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6411 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

8th District Matt Cartwright - Contact
1034 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5546 / Fax: (202) 226-0996 (Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm - Note: this office location is temporarily closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but it is still accessible via phone.)

9th District Dan Meuser - Contact
326 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6511

10th District Scott Perry - Contact
1207 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5836 / Fax: (202) 226-1000 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

11th District Lloyd Smucker - Contact
127 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2411 / Fax: (202) 225-2013 / Toll-Free: 1-888-217-0231

12th District Fred Keller - Contact
1717 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC20515
Phone: (202) 225-3731

13th District John Joyce - Contact
1337 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2431

14th District Guy Reschenthaler - Contact
531 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2065

15th District Glenn Thompson - Contact
400 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5121
Fax: (202) 225-5796

16th District Mike Kelly - Contact
1707 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5406 / Fax: (202) 225-3103 (Hours: MF 9:00-5:00 ET)

17th District Conor Lamb - Contact
1224 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2301 / Fax: (202) 225-1844

18th District Michael F. Doyle - Contact
306 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2135 / Fax: (202) 225-3084

PHX

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

AZ: PHX

Visit the Arizona Unemployment Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $240 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay will reduce weekly benefit; reporting required
Extensions may be available

PHX Resources
Guide to Arizona Unemployment Insurance Benefits
How to Apply for UI Benefits
UIC General QAs
UIC Contact Information
UIC COVID-19 FAQs
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
Free AZ UI Legal Services (Added 1.29.21)

Legal Aid Resources
If you file an appeal and would like someone to represent you, the following groups may be able to help:
— ASU Law, Civil Litigation Clinic (Maricopa County residents ONLY) asucivilclinic.org
— Community Legal Services (Maricopa County residents) 602-258-3434
— Community Legal Services (Yuma County residents) 928-782-7511
— Community Legal Services (Mohave/La Paz County residents) 928-681-1177
— Community Legal Services (Yavapai County residents) 928-445-9240
— DNA-People's Legal Services (Coconino County residents) 928-774-0653
— Southern Arizona Legal Aid (Southern Arizona counties) 520-623-9465

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Martha McSally - Contact
404 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2235

Senator Kyrsten Sinema - Contact
317 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4521

Representatives
1st District Tom O’Halleran - Contact
324 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3361

2nd District Ann Kirkpatrick - Contact
309 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2542

3rd District Raul Grijalva - Contact
1511 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2435 / Fax: (202) 225-1541

4th District Paul Gosar - Contact
2057 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2315

5th District Andy Biggs - Contact
1318 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2635

6th District David Schweikert - Contact
1526 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2190 / Fax: (202) 225-0096

7th District Ruben Gallego - Contact
1131 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4065

8th District Debbie Lesko - Contact
1113 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4576

9th District Greg Stanton - Contact
128 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9888

SFO

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

MO: STL

Visit the Missouri Department of Labor Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $320 per week for up to 20 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay will not impact benefits; reporting is not required
Extensions may be available

STL Resources
Missouri Information for Workers
UIC Contact Information
UIC COVID-19 FAQs
UIC FAQs
UIC Federal Legislation Information
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
MO Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)
MO Legal Services (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Josh Hawley - Contact
212 Russell House Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6154 / Fax: (202) 228-0526

Senator Roy Blunt - Contact
260 Russell House Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5721

Representatives
1st District William Lacy Clay, Jr. - Contact
2428 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2406 / Fax: (202) 226-3717

2nd District Ann Wagner - Contact
2350 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1621 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

3rd District Blaine Luetkemeyer - Contact
2230 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2956 / Fax: (202) 225-5712

4th District Vicky Hartzler - Contact
2235 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2876

5th District Emanuel Cleaver - Contact
2335 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4535 / Fax: (202) 225-4403

6th District Sam Graves - Contact
1135 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7041 / Fax: (202) 225-8221

7th District Billy Long - Contact
2454 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6536 / Fax: (202) 225-5604

8th District Jason T. Smith - Contact
2418 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4404 / Fax: (202) 226-0326

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

MA: BOS

Visit the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $742 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay may impact benefits; reporting required (VEOPs will not impact WBA due to signing a General Release)
Extensions may be available

BOS Resources
BOS Massachusetts Unemployment Advocacy Guide
CARES Act Flow Chart
How to File a New Unemployment Claim after 15MAR20
Online Claimant User Guide - Applying for Benefits
MASS FAQs (Added 1.29.21)
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
MA Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)

Massachusetts Only
In Massachusetts, employers must provide the employee a copy of Massachusetts Unemployment pamphlet as soon as practicable, but no more than 30 days, from the last day the employee performed compensable work.

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Ed Markey - Contact
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2742

Senator Elizabeth Warren - Contact
309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4543

Representatives
1st District Richard Neal - Contact
2309 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5601 / Fax: (202) 225-8112

2nd District Jim McGovern - Contact
408 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6101 / Fax: (202) 225-5759

3rd District Lori Trahan - Contact
1616 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3411

4th District Joseph P. Kennedy III - Contact
304 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5931 / Fax: (202) 225-0182

5th District Katherine Clark - Contact
2448 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2836
Hours: To mitigate the spread of coronavirus, D.C. office staff will be working remotely. Please call if you need assistance.

6th District Seth Moulton - Contact
1127 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8020 / Fax: (202) 225-5915

7th District Ayanna Pressley - Contact
1108 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5111 / Fax: (202) 225-9322

8th District Stephen F. Lynch - Contact
2109 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8273 / Fax: (202) 225-3984

9th District Bill Keating - Contact
2351 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3111 / Fax: (202) 225-5658

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.25.20 (Updates notated in INDIGO)
Updated 9.25.20 (Updates notated in PURPLE)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

NC: CLT / RDU

Visit the North Carolina Department of Commerce Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $350 per week for up to 20 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
Normally, severance pay will impact benefits; reporting required
Under COVID-19 Severance Pay is considered 'Support Payments'; will not impact benefits; reporting required (Pending AA voluntary participation in the COVID-19 Support Payment Plan)
— Extensions may be available

CLT / RDU Resources
Incresed Benefit Amount (IBA) - (Added 10.28.20)
NCDC Establishing a Benefit Year
NCDC Unemployment Insurance FAQ
NCDC Weekly Benefit Amount
NCDC Unemployment Filing Tip Sheet
NCDC Benefit Rights and Responsibilities
NCDC Information for Reductions
NCDC Unemployment Rules and Laws
NC Executive Order #134 - 4.20.20 - (Added 9.08.20)
NC Executive Order #131 - 4.09.20
NC Executive Order #118 - 3.17.20
Top 10 Things You Should Know
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
NC Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Richard Burr - Contact
217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3154

Senator Thom Tillis - Contact
113 Dirksen Senate Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6342 / Fax: (202) 228-2653

Representatives
1st District G.K. Butterfield - Contact
2080 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3101

2nd District George Holding - Contact
1110 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3032 / Fax: (202) 225-0181 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

3rd District Greg Murphy - Contact
2333 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3415

4th District David Price - Contact
2108 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1784 / Fax: (202) 225-2014

5th District Virginia Foxx - Contact
2462 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2071 / Fax: (202) 225-2995 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

6th District Mark Walker - Contact
1725 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3065 / Fax: (202) 225-8611 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

7th District David Rouzer - Contact
2439 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2731 / Fax: (202) 225-5773

8th District Richard Hudson - Contact
2112 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3715 / Fax: (202) 225-4036 (Hours: M-F 0830-1800)

9th District Dan Bishop - Contact
132 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1976

10th District Patrick McHenry - Contact
2004 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2576 / Fax: (202) 225-0316

11th District Vacant

12th District Alma Adams - Contact
2346 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1510 / Fax: (202) 225-1512 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

13th District Ted Budd - Contact
118 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4531

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

VA: DCA

Visit the Virginia Employment Commission

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $378 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay may impact benefits; reporting required
— Extensions may be available

DCA Resources
Virginia Employment Commission Handbook
Virginia How to Apply
Virginia Unemployment Handbook
Virginia Unemployment FAQs
Virginia Unemployment Rights & Responsibilities
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
VA Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)
CVA Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Mark R. Warner - Contact
703 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Toll Free: 1-877-676-2759 (VA residents only) / Phone: (202) 224-2023

Senator Timothy “Tim” Kaine - Contact
231 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4024 / Fax: (202) 228-6363

Representatives
1st District Robert Wittman - Contact
2055 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4261 / Fax: (202) 225-438220515

2nd District Elaine Luria - Contact
534 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4215

3rd District Robert “Bobby” Scott - Contact
1201 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8351 / Fax: (202) 225-8354 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

4th District Donald McEachin - Contact
314 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6365

5th District Denver Riggleman - Contact
1022 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4711 / Fax: (202) 225-5681

6th District Ben Cline - Contact
1009 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5431 / Fax: (202) 225-9681

7th District Abigail Spanberger - Contact
1239 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2815

8th District Donald Beyer - Contact
1119 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4376 / Fax: (202) 225-0017

9th District Morgan Griffith - Contact
2202 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3861 / Fax: (202) 225-0076

10th District Jennifer Wexton - Contact
1217 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5136 / Fax: (202) 225-0437

11th District Gerald Connolly - Contact
2238 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1492

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.25.20 (Updates notated in INDIGO)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

TX: DFW

Visit the Texas Workforce Commission Unemployment Services Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $521 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay may impact benefits; reporting required
Extensions may be available

DFW Resources
Texas Unemployment Benefits at a Glance
Texas Unemployment Benefits Handbook
How to Apply for UIC Benefits Online
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
Texas Law Help (Added 1.29.21)
Texas Legal Aid Hotline (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Ted Cruz - Contact
127A Russell House Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5922

Senator John Cornyn - Contact
517 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2934

Representatives
1st District Louie Gohmert - Contact
2267 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3035 / Fax: (202) 226-1230 / TX Toll Free (866) 535-6302

2nd District Dan Crenshaw - Contact
413 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6565

3rd District Van Taylor - Contact
1404 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4201

4th District Vacant

5th District Lance Gooden - Contact
425 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3484

6th District Ron Wright - Contact
428 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2002

7th District Lizzie Fletcher - Contact
1429 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2571 / Fax: (202) 225-4381

8th District Kevin Brady - Contact
1011 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4901 / Fax: (202) 225-5524

9th District Al Green - Contact
2347 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7508 / Fax: (202) 225-2947 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700 EST)

10th District Michael McCaul - Contact
2001 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2401 / Fax: (202) 225-5955 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

11th District Mike Conaway - Contact
2469 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3605 / Fax: (202) 225-1783

12th District Kay Granger - Contact
1026 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5071 / Fax: (202) 225-5683 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

13th District Mac Thornberry - Contact
2208 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3706 / Fax: (202) 225-3486 (Hours: 9:00 to 6:00 EST)

14th District Randy Weber - Contact
107 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2831 / Fax: (202) 225-0271

15th District Vicente Gonzalez - Contact
113 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2531 (Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. ET)

16th District Veronica Escobar - Contact
1505 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4381

17th District Bill Flores - Contact
2228 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6105 / Fax: (202) 225-0350

18th District Sheila Jackson Lee - Contact
2079 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3816 / Fax: (202) 225-3317 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

19th District Jodey Arrington - Contact
1029 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4005 / District-wide Toll Free: (888) 217-0281 / Fax: (202) 225-9615

20th District: Joaquin Castro - Contact
2241 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3236 / Fax: (202) 225-1915

21st District Chip Roy - Contact
1319 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4236

22nd District Pete Olson - Contact
2133 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5951 / Fax: (202) 225-5241

23rd District Will Hurd - Contact
317 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4511 / Fax: (202) 225-2237

24th District Kenny Marchant - Contact
2304 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6605 / Fax: (202) 225-0074

25th District Roger Williams - Contact
1708 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9896 / Fax: (202) 225-9692

26th District Michael Burgess - Contact
2161 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7772 / Fax: (202) 225-2919

27th District Michael Cloud - Contact
1314 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7742

28th District Henry Cuellar - Contact
2372 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1640 / Fax: (202) 225-1641

29th District Sylvia Garcia - Contact
1620 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1688

30th District Eddie Bernice Johnson - Contact
2306 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8885 / Fax: (202) 226-1477 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

31st District John Carter - Contact
2110 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3864

32nd District Colin Allred - Contact
328 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2231

33rd District Marc Veasey - Contact
2348 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9897 / Fax: (202) 225-9702 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

34th District Filemon Vela, Jr. - Contact
307 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9901 / Fax: (202) 225-9770 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

35th District Lloyd Doggett - Contact
2307 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4865

36th District Brian Babin - Contact
2236 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1555 / Fax: (202) 226-0396

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

CA: LAX / SFO

Visit the California Unemployment Services Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $450 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay will not impact benefits; reporting required
Extensions may be available

LAX / SFO Resources
California Unemployment Benefits Booklet
A Guide to Benefits & Employment Services
CA Programs for the Unemployed
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
CA Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)
Los Angeles Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)
California Courts Free & Low-Cost Legal Help (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Kamala Harris - Contact
112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3553 / Fax: (202) 224-2200

Senator Dianne Feinstein - Contact
331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841 / Fax: (202) 224-2501

Representatives
1st District Doug LaMalfa - Contact
322 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3076

2nd District Jared Huffman - Contact
1527 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5161 / Fax: (202) 225-5163

3rd District John Garamendi - Contact
2368 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1880 / Fax: (202) 225-5914 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700 ET)

4th District Tom McClintock - Contact
2312 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2511 / Fax: (202) 225-5444

5th District Mike Thompson - Contact
406 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3311 / Fax: (202) 225-4335 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

6th District Doris Matsui - Contact
2311 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7163 / Fax: (202) 225-0566

7th District Ami Bera - Contact
1727 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5716 / Fax: (202) 226-1298 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

8th District Paul Cook - Contact
1027 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5861 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

9th District Jerry McNerney - Contact
2265 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1947 / Fax: (202) 225-4060

10th District Josh Harder - Contact
131 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4540

11th District Mark DeSaulnier - Contact
503 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2095 / Fax: (202) 225-5609

12th District Nancy Pelosi - Contact
1236 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4965 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

13th District Barbara Lee - Contact
2470 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2661 / Fax: (202) 225-9817

14th District Jackie Speier - Contact
2465 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3531 / Fax: (202) 226-4183

15th District Eric Swalwell - Contact
407 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5065 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

16th District Jim Costa - Contact
2081 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3341

17th District Ro Khanna - Contact
221 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2631

18th District Anna Eshoo - Contact
202 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8104 / Fax: (202) 225-8890

19th District Zoe Lofgren - Contact
1401 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3072

20th District Jimmy Panetta - Contact
212 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2861 / Fax: (202) 225-6791

21st District TJ Cox - Contact
1728 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4695

22nd District Devin Nunes - Contact
1013 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2523 / Fax: (202) 225-3404

23rd District Kevin McCarthy - Contact
2468 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2915 / Fax: (202) 225-2908 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

24th District Salud Carbajal - Contact
1431 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3601

25th District Mike Garcia - Contact
1130 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1956

26th District Julia Brownley - Contact
2262 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5811 / Fax: (202) 225-1100 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800 ET)

27th District Jody Chu - Contact
2423 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5464 / Fax: (202) 225-5467

28th District Adam Schiff - Contact
2269 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4176 / Fax: (202) 225-5828

29th District Tony Cardenas - Contact
2438 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6131 / Fax: (202) 225-0819

30th District Brad Sherman - Contact
2181 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5911 / Fax: (202) 225-5879 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

31st District Pete Aguliar - Contact
109 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3201 / Fax: (202) 226-6962

32nd District Grace Napolitano - Contact
1610 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5256 / Fax: (202) 225-0027

33rd District Ted Lieu - Contact
403 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3976

34th District Jimmy Gomez - Contact
1530 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6235

35th District Norma Torres - Contact
2444 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6161 / Fax: (202) 225-8671

36th District Raul Ruiz - Contact
2342 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5330 / Fax: (202) 225-1238

37th District Karen Bass - Contact
2059 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7084 / Fax: (202) 225-2422

38th District Linda Sanchez - Contact
2329 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6676 / Fax: (202) 226-1012

39th District Gil Cisneros - Contact
431 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4111

40th District Lucille Roybal-Allard - Contact
2083 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1766 / Fax: (202) 226-0350

41st District Mark Takano - Contact
420 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2305 / Fax: (202) 225-7018

42nd District Ken Calvert - Contact
2205 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1986 / Fax: (202) 225-2004

43rd District Maxine Waters - Contact
2221 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2201 / Fax: (202) 225-7854

44th District Nanette Barragan - Contact
1030 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8220

45th District Katie Porter - Contact
1117 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5611

46th District Lou Correa - Contact
1039 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2965

47th District Alan Lowenthal - Contact
108 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7924 / Fax: (202) 225-7926

48th District Harley Rouda - Contact
2300 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2415 / Fax: (202) 226-2263

49th District Mike Levin - Contact
1626 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3906

50th District Vacant

51st District Juan Vargas - Contact
2244 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8045 / Fax: (202) 225-2772 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

52nd District Scott Peters - Contact
2338 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0508 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

53rd District Susan Davis - Contact
1214 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2040 / Fax: (202) 225-2948

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.25.20 (Updates notated in INDIGO)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

NY: LGA

Visit the New York Unemployment Insurance Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $504 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance may impact weekly benefit; reporting required
Extensions may be available

LGA Resources
Work Search Record Form - (Added 10.28.20)
DOL Request for Reconsideration - (Added 10.28.20)
New York Claimant Handbook 2020
Applying for UI Pamphlet
NY COVID-19 UI FAQs
UIC Contact Information
NY UIC FAQs
UIC Online Application Filing How-To
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
NY Legal Services (Added 1.29.21)
NYSBA Unemployment (Added 1.29.21)
Unemployment Insurance and Benefit Year Ending Date (Added 4.15.21)

New York State Only
You will need a Record of Employment Form #1A, 12.3 that is used for identification purposes when applying for unemployment insurance. The form can be obtained through the New York Department of Labor website at: www.labor.state.ny.us/ui/how_to_file_claim.shtm

You will need the NY State Employer Registration number, which is 4370409. The Federal Employer Identification Number is 121592798.

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Chuck Schumer - Contact
322 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6542 / Fax: (202) 228-3027

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand - Contact
478 Russell House Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4451 / Fax: (202) 228-4977

Representatives
1st District Lee Zeldin - Contact
2441 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3826

2nd District Peter T. King - Contact
302 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7896 / Fax: (202) 226-2279

3rd District Thomas Suozzi - Contact
214 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3335

4th District Kathleen Rice - Contact
2435 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5516 / Fax: (202) 225-5758

5th District Gregory Meeks - Contact
2310 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3461 / Fax: (202) 226-4169

6th District Grace Meng - Contact
2209 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2601 / Fax: (202) 225-1589 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

7th District Nydia Velazquez - Contact
2302 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2361

8th District Hakeem Jeffries - Contact
2433 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5936 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

9th District Yvette Clarke - Contact
2058 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6231 / Fax: (202) 226-0112

10th District Jerry Nadler - Contact
2132 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5635

11th District Max Rose - Contact
1529 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3371

12th District Carolyn Maloney - Contact
2308 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7944

13th District Adriano Espaillat - Contact
1630 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4365 / Fax: (202) 226-9731

14th District Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - Contact
229 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Hours: M-Th 0900-1700; F 0900-1400, 1500-1700

15th District Jose E. Serrano - Contact
2354 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4361 / Fax: (202) 225-6001

16th District Eliot Engel - Contact
2426 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2464 / Fax: (202) 225-5513 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

17th District Nita Lowey - Contact
2365 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6506 / Fax: (202) 225-0546 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

18th District Sean Patrick Maloney - Contact
2331 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5441 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

19th District Antonio Delgado - Contact
1007 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5614 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

20th District Paul Tonko - Contact
2369 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5076 / Fax: (202) 225-5077

21st District Elise Stefanik - Contact
318 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4611

22nd District Anthony Brindisi - Contact
329 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3665

23rd District Tom Reed - Contact
2263 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3161 / Fax: (202) 226-6599

24th District John Katko - Contact
2457 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3701 / Fax: (202) 225-4042

25th District Joseph Morelle - Contact
1317 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3615

26th District Brian Higgins - Contact
2459 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3306 / Fax: (202) 226-0347

27th District Chris Jacobs - Contact
2243 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5265

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.23.20 (Updates notated in PURPLE)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

FL: MIA

Visit the Florida Unemployment Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $275 per week for up to 19 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay will reduce weekly benefit; reporting required
Extensions may be available

MIA Resources
Florida Employee Notice
Florida UIC Q&As
Florida Reemployment Assistance Resource Guide
Florida DEO Claimant Guide - (Added 9.23.20)
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
Florida Bar - Pro Bono & Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)
Florida Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Rick Scott - Contact
716 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5274

Senator Marco Rubio - Contact
284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3041

Representatives
1st District Matt Gaetz - Contact
1721 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

2nd District Neal Dunn - Contact
316 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5235 / Fax: (202) 225-5615

3rd District Ted Yoho - Contact
1730 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5744 / Fax: (202) 225-3973 (Hours: M-F 9-5:30)

4th District John Rutherford - Contact
1711 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2501

5th District Al Lawson - Contact
1406 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0123 / Fax: (202) 225-2256

6th District Michael Waltz - Contact
216 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2706

7th District Stephanie Murphy - Contact
1710 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4035

8th District Bill Posey - Contact
2150 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3671 / Fax: (202) 225-3516

9th District Darren Soto - Contact
1507 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9889 / Fax: (202) 225-9742

10th District Val Demings - Contact
217 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2176

11th District Daniel Webster - Contact
1210 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1002 / Fax: (202) 226-6559

12th District Gus Bilirakis - Contact
2227 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5755

13th District Charlie Crist - Contact
215 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5961 / Fax: (202) 225-9764

14th District Kathy Castor - Contact
2052 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3376 / Fax: (202) 225-5652 (Hours: 0900-1700)

15th District Ross Spano - Contact
224 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1252 / Fax: (202) 226-0585

16th District Vern Buchanan - Contact
2427 Rayburn Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5015 / Fax: (202) 226-0828

17th District Greg Steube - Contact
521 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5792 / Fax: (202) 225-3132

18th District Brian Mast - Contact
2182 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3026 / Fax: (202) 225-8398

19th District Francis Rooney - Contact
120 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2536 / Fax: (202) 226-3547

20th District Alcee Hastings - Contact
2353 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1313 / Fax: (202) 225-1171

21st District Lois Frankel - Contact
2305 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9890

22nd District Ted Deutch - Contact
2447 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3001 / Fax: (202) 225-5974

23rd District Debbie Wasserman Schultz - Contact
1114 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7931 / Fax: (202) 226-2052

24th District Frederica Wilson - Contact
2445 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4506 / Fax: (202) 226-0777 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

25th District Mario Diaz-Balart - Contact
404 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4211 / Fax: (202) 225-8576 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

26th District Debbie Mucarsel-Powell - Contact
114 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2778

27th District Donna Shalala - Contact
1320 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3931 / Fax: (202) 225-5620

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.25.20 (Updates notated in INDIGO)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

IL: ORD

Visit the Illinios Department of Employment Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $484 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay does not render UI ineligible; reporting required
— Extensions may be available

ORD Resources
Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation 29MAY20
IDES Unemployment Insurance Work Search Explanation
IDES Work Search Record
Section 2865.100 Work Search Requirements
IDES Work Search Record - (Added 10.28.20)
IDES Vacation Pay Form - (Added 10.28.20)
IDES Severance Reporting Form - (Added 10.28.20)
IDES Retirement Pension Questionnaire - (Added 10.28.20)
IDES Backdating Questionnaire - (Added 10.28.20)
Illinois Unemployment Insurance Benefits Handbook
ORD UIC Weekly Benefit Tables
COVID-19 Claimant FAQs
COVID-19 FPUC FAQs
COVID-19 UIC FAQs
UIC 10 Things You Should Know
UIC FAQs by Individuals
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
IDES Legal Services (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Tammy Duckworth - Contact
524 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2854

Senator Dick Durbin - Contact
711 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2152 / Fax: (202) 228-0400 (Hours: 0900-1800)

Representatives
1st District Bobby Rush - Contact
2188 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4372 / Fax: (202) 226-0333 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

2nd District Robin Kelly - Contact
2416 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0773 / Fax: (202) 225-4583

3rd District Dan Lipinski - [email protected]
2346 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5701 / Fax: (202) 225-1012

4th District Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia - Contact
530 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8203 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

5th District Michael Quigley - Contact
2458 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4061 / Fax: (202) 225-5603 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

6th District Sean Casten - Contact
429 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4561

7th District Danny K. Davis - Contact
2159 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5006 / Fax: (202) 225-5641

8th District Raja Krishnamoorthi - Contact
115 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3711

9th District Jan Schakowsky - Contact
2367 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2111 / Fax: (202) 226-6890 (Hours: MTh 0900-1800 ET; F 0900-1700)

10th District Brad Schneider - Contact
1432 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4835 / Fax: (202) 225-0837

11th District Bill Foster - Contact
2366 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3515

12th District Mike Bost - Contact
1440 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5661 / Fax: (202) 225-0285

13th District Rodney L. Davis - Contact
1740 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2371 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

14th District Lauren Underwood - Contact
1118 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2976

15th District John Shimkus - Contact
2217 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5271 / Fax: (202) 225-5880

16th District Adam Kinzinger - Contact
2245 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3635 / Fax: (202) 225-3521

17th District Cheri Bustos - Contact
1233 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5905 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

18th District Darin LaHood - Contact
1424 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6201 / Fax: (202) 225-9249

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

PA: PHL

Visit the Pennsylvania Office of Unemployment Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $573 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay will reduce weekly benefit; reporting required (Act 6 of 2011)
Extensions may be available

PHL Resources
Pennsylvania Information for Workers
UIC COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Chart
UIC Filing FAQs
UIC Filing Materials Checklist
UIC Reduced Work Hours FAQs
UIC Self-Service Step-By-Step Guide
What To Expect After Filing
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
PA Legal Services (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Robert “Bob” Casey Jr. - Contact
393 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6324 / Toll Free: (866) 802-2833 / Fax: (202) 228-0604

Senator Patrick “Pat” Toomey - Contact
248 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4254 / Fax: (202) 228-0284

Representatives
1st District Brian Fitzpatrick - Contact
1722 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4276 / Fax: (202) 225-9511

2nd District Brendan Boyle - Contact
1133 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6111 / Fax: (202) 226-0611 (Hours: M-F 0900-1730)

3rd District Dwight Evans - Contact
1105 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4001 / Fax: (202) 225-5392

4th District Madeleine Dean - Contact
129 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4731

5th District Mary Gay Scanlon - Contact
1535 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2011

6th District Chrissy Houlahan - Contact
1218 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4315 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)
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7th District Susan Wild - Contact
1607 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6411 (Hours: M-F 0900-1800)

8th District Matt Cartwright - Contact
1034 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5546 / Fax: (202) 226-0996 (Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm - Note: this office location is temporarily closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but it is still accessible via phone.)

9th District Dan Meuser - Contact
326 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6511

10th District Scott Perry - Contact
1207 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5836 / Fax: (202) 226-1000 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

11th District Lloyd Smucker - Contact
127 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2411 / Fax: (202) 225-2013 / Toll-Free: 1-888-217-0231

12th District Fred Keller - Contact
1717 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC20515
Phone: (202) 225-3731

13th District John Joyce - Contact
1337 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2431

14th District Guy Reschenthaler - Contact
531 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2065

15th District Glenn Thompson - Contact
400 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5121
Fax: (202) 225-5796

16th District Mike Kelly - Contact
1707 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5406 / Fax: (202) 225-3103 (Hours: MF 9:00-5:00 ET)

17th District Conor Lamb - Contact
1224 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2301 / Fax: (202) 225-1844

18th District Michael F. Doyle - Contact
306 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2135 / Fax: (202) 225-3084

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

AZ: PHX

Visit the Arizona Unemployment Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $240 per week for up to 26 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay will reduce weekly benefit; reporting required
Extensions may be available

PHX Resources
Guide to Arizona Unemployment Insurance Benefits
How to Apply for UI Benefits
UIC General QAs
UIC Contact Information
UIC COVID-19 FAQs
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
Free AZ UI Legal Services (Added 1.29.21)

Legal Aid Resources
If you file an appeal and would like someone to represent you, the following groups may be able to help:
— ASU Law, Civil Litigation Clinic (Maricopa County residents ONLY) asucivilclinic.org
— Community Legal Services (Maricopa County residents) 602-258-3434
— Community Legal Services (Yuma County residents) 928-782-7511
— Community Legal Services (Mohave/La Paz County residents) 928-681-1177
— Community Legal Services (Yavapai County residents) 928-445-9240
— DNA-People's Legal Services (Coconino County residents) 928-774-0653
— Southern Arizona Legal Aid (Southern Arizona counties) 520-623-9465

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Martha McSally - Contact
404 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2235

Senator Kyrsten Sinema - Contact
317 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4521

Representatives
1st District Tom O’Halleran - Contact
324 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3361

2nd District Ann Kirkpatrick - Contact
309 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2542

3rd District Raul Grijalva - Contact
1511 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2435 / Fax: (202) 225-1541

4th District Paul Gosar - Contact
2057 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2315

5th District Andy Biggs - Contact
1318 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2635

6th District David Schweikert - Contact
1526 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2190 / Fax: (202) 225-0096

7th District Ruben Gallego - Contact
1131 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4065

8th District Debbie Lesko - Contact
1113 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4576

9th District Greg Stanton - Contact
128 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9888

Updated 1.29.21 (Updates notated in GREEN)
Updated 9.08.20 (Updates notated in ORANGE)

MO: STL

Visit the Missouri Department of Labor Website

Unemployment Benefits at a Glance:
— Maximum of $320 per week for up to 20 weeks
— Partial benefits for reduced work
— Severance pay will not impact benefits; reporting is not required
Extensions may be available

STL Resources
Missouri Information for Workers
UIC Contact Information
UIC COVID-19 FAQs
UIC FAQs
UIC Federal Legislation Information
Appeals Information (Added 1.29.21)
MO Legal Aid (Added 1.29.21)
MO Legal Services (Added 1.29.21)

Government Advocates
Senators
Senator Josh Hawley - Contact
212 Russell House Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6154 / Fax: (202) 228-0526

Senator Roy Blunt - Contact
260 Russell House Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5721

Representatives
1st District William Lacy Clay, Jr. - Contact
2428 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2406 / Fax: (202) 226-3717

2nd District Ann Wagner - Contact
2350 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1621 (Hours: M-F 0900-1700)

3rd District Blaine Luetkemeyer - Contact
2230 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2956 / Fax: (202) 225-5712

4th District Vicky Hartzler - Contact
2235 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2876

5th District Emanuel Cleaver - Contact
2335 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4535 / Fax: (202) 225-4403

6th District Sam Graves - Contact
1135 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7041 / Fax: (202) 225-8221

7th District Billy Long - Contact
2454 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6536 / Fax: (202) 225-5604

8th District Jason T. Smith - Contact
2418 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4404 / Fax: (202) 226-0326

Unemployment Town Halls

CLT / RDU - Oct 16, 2020

BOS / DCA - Oct 16, 2020

PHX - Oct 15, 2020

LAX / ORD / SFO / STL - Oct 15, 2020

DFW - Oct 15, 2020

PHL - Oct 14, 2020

LGA & MIA - Oct 14, 2020

Disclaimer: None of these statements constitutes legal advice. You should contact an attorney for legal advice.

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