Unemployment insurance waiting week to be reinstated in Montana


Last updated 2/1/2021 at 12:03pm

From Montana Department of Labor and Industry

HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced Friday that the one-week waiting period for Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants would be reinstated effective Sunday.

Beginning the UI week ending Feb. 6, new claims filed will be subject to the non-payable one-week waiting period. This change will not impact existing claims. Only one waiting week is served per benefit year.

In March 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Montana waived the UI waiting week. Eliminating the waiting week was done in response to a Coronav...

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