COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Unemployment Benefits


Wisconsin and Minnesota employees affected by layoffs as a result of th eCovid-19.


If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, you can apply for unemployment benefits. There are multiple programs offered by Wisconsin and Minnesota for effected workers.


Minnesota posts -The Walz-Flanagan administration and the Minnesota Legislature are actively considering a variety of measures to assist workers and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We will post updates on this site and on mn.gov/deed -- please check back regularly.


Wisconsin Posts - MADISON, Wis. (RELEASE FROM DWD)-- Gov. Tony Evers today announced he will issue an Emergency Order tomorrow that will waive work search requirements and modify the availability requirements for unemployment insurance benefits for workers impacted by COVID-19. Gov. Evers is working with the Wisconsin State Legislature to quickly act to waive the one-week waiting period for benefits so that much-needed unemployment insurance funds make it to affected workers quickly.


Gov. Evers announced that his order will waive the requirement that UI claimants conduct at least four weekly work search actions during the COVID-19 emergency. His order will also ensure that claimants who are otherwise eligible but out of work due to COVID-19 are considered available for work and therefore eligible for benefits.

Here are the main questions answered from DWD Wisconsin Unemployment

Page access link - https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/covid19/public/ui.htm

Apply for benefits Online for Wisconsin - https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/apply/

Applying for Benefits FAQ - Here are a list of frequently asked questions - https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/faqs/apply.htm

Unemployment FAQs for Claimants - https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/faqs/


Posted for Minnesota


We know that the COVID-19 pandemic creates a number of new challen