Find information about unemployment benefits in Texas, including eligibility requirements, how to report work and earnings, and appeal procedures. Use our online services to apply for benefits, request payments, view claim and payment status and more.

Use Online Unemployment Benefits Services

Use the Internet to apply for benefits, estimate your benefits, request payments, view claim and payment status, change your payment option and more.

Appeal an Unemployment Benefits Decision

Find out how to appeal a TWC decision about your unemployment benefits.

Understand Extended Unemployment Benefits

Find information on Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) and Extended Benefits (EB), including how to qualify and how much each extension pays.

Make Your Work Search Count

Get tips on making your work search successful. Make sure you meet your work search requirements by logging your efforts. Download a work search log to keep track of your work search activities while you are receiving benefits.

Find Help If You Lost Your Job Because of Foreign Trade

If you lost your job because of increased foreign imports or shifts in production to foreign countries, you may be eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), a federal program that helps workers find suitable new work. TAA benefits may include retraining, the Health Coverage Tax Credit, job search and relocation allowances, and weekly benefits called Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA).

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