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Important Notice:
Beginning this week (July 5, 2020), some claimants are transitioning from PEUC (Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation) to Extended Benefits (EB). Individuals impacted by the transition have been directly contacted and will see a delay in payment.

Continue to monitor our website or follow us on social media for the latest updates on new programs and legislation.

The Kansas Department of Labor’s IT system has been struggling due to the heavy load placed upon it by enormous claims volumes. The benefits site, www.GetKansasBenefits.gov, is now accessible, however you may still experience delays when filing your claims.

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News and Alerts

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Additional Dept. of Labor Resources for Kansans

Governor Laura Kelly announced a new customer service hotline and email for Kansans who have been affected by the recent duplicate payments. Kansans can reach out to the Department of Labor for assistance at the following resources:

Duplicate payment hotline: (785) 580-2602

Duplicate payment email: KDOL.DuplicateConcerns@ks.gov

Read more here.

Routine processing delays

The Kansas Department of Labor is notifying claimants of routine processing delays of unemployment insurance benefits due to the Kansas fiscal year ending and the Independence Day holiday. Unemployment claims processed on June 29th  will pay out on July 2nd. Unemployment claims processed on June 30th  will pay out on July 6th due to the observance of the Independence Day holiday. 

Labor Market Report May 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: This release includes nonfarm jobs and labor force estimates for May 2020. Data collected for this report references the week including May 12th. All counties remained in Phase One of the Ad Astra Plan to Reopen Kansas from May 4 – 17, 2020. Additional resources for affected workers and employers may be found at the Kansas Department of Labor’s website: www.dol.ks.gov and www.GetKansasBenefits.gov.

Preliminary estimates reported by the Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division of the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 10.0 percent in May. This was a decrease from 11.9 percent in April and an increase from 3.1 percent in May 2019. Read more here.

Extended benefits triggered in Kansas

Sunday, June 9, 2020, the Department of Labor notified the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) that the state triggered extended benefits (EB). This program provides federal reimbursement to the state for up to an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits. The extension takes effect on June 7, 2020. Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) previously extended unemployment benefits for 13 weeks starting March 29, 2020. Read more here.

Weekly Claims Questions Update (6/12/20)

Issues surrounding Questions 11 & 12 on the weekly claims this week are resolved and payments have processed. We are aware these federally required questions caused some confusion for claimants filing their weekly claims. We hope this information helps claimants in answering these questions going forward.

We apologize for the confusion when these questions reappeared and assure you that if that was the only issue you had on your claim, it has now processed. We know this is a stressful time for many.

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