Benefit Year End (BYE) Dates

If a claimant's benefit year ends, he/she will need to file a new individual claim. A benefit year is the 52-week period beginning on the Sunday of the week a new claim is filed. Once this time period expires, claimants must reapply for benefits reporting any additional work history, including temporary, part-time, self-employment, or W-2 work. Once the new regular UI claim is processed, claimants who are unable to establish a valid claim, will be placed back into the appropriate federal CARES Act program for the new extensions to be applied.

If your employer is requesting weekly payments on your behalf each week and your benefit year is up, the next week your employer requests a payment, your benefit year will renew.

Download this pdf file. Do I have to Reapply for Benefits?

View the most commonly asked questions and their answers about the end of the benefit year.