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Maximum Length of Time. As of 2011, Massachusetts offers unemployment benefits for a maximum of 26 weeks. Since the maximum benefit amount you can get is $625 per week, you cannot get more than $16,250 total in unemployment benefits. This amount does not include the dependency allowance for children.How do you apply for unemployment benefits in Massachusetts?
You can apply for benefits in person, or on the phone. To apply in person, you can go to one of the 15 Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) walk-in offices in Massachusetts. Unemployment Insurance Walk-In Centers.What is the unemployment rate in Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts, unemployment was 2.9 percent in May 2019. There were 3.08 million people employed in the state in May 2020, up from 3.02 million in April. Every state has hit record levels in the...What is the maximum weekly unemployment benefit?
Unemployment Benefits. The maximum number of weekly payments is typically 26 within an unemployed worker's "benefit year".* A benefit year is 52 weeks, and its start and end dates are based on the date that a worker filed an initial claim for unemployment benefits.