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