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Monday, January 18th is a state holiday and the KDOL offices, including the Contact Center, will be closed. For questions on your unemployment, please visit www.getkansasbenefits.gov. The Contact Center will reopen on Tuesday, January 19th. Unemployment Insurance benefits may be delayed.

The Kansas Department of Labor will work to implement the CARES Act Extensions as quickly as possible. However, KDOL must wait on guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor before the provisions of the Act can be implemented. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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The Kansas Department of Labor provides workers and employers with information and services that are accurate and timely, efficient and effective, fair and impartial. Administered by employees that understand the value and importance of public service to their fellow Kansans.

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News and Alerts

2021 Labor Market Release Dates

The following dates represent the 2021 Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) reference month and press release dates for the Kansas Labor Report. Read more here.

Update on Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation

As part of the unemployment extension provisions contained in H.R. 133, the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers (“Continued Assistance”) Act of 2020, the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) applied on Dec. 31, 2020 to administer the Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) program.

Eligible claimants will receive an additional $100 weekly benefit on top of their weekly benefit amount and the $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefit. Governor Laura Kelly directed KDOL to enroll in the optional program in order to maximize federally available unemployment benefits to eligible Kansans who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more here.

Kansas Department of Labor Reviewing CARES Act Extension Benefits

Topeka – The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is currently reviewing the unemployment extension provisions contained in H.R. 133. These extended provisions will provide additional unemployment compensation to unemployed Kansans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They also include new requirements that must be met to qualify to receive benefits from the federal programs outlined within the act.

Read more here

Federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program Application Period Expiring December 27

The application period for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Lost Wages Assistance Program (LWA) is set to expire on Dec. 27, 2020. The program is only available to those claimants who were entitled to a minimum of $100 in unemployment benefits from the weeks ending Aug. 1 to Sept. 5, 2020. It is not available to all claimants.

Read more here.

KDOL Launches Employer Help Desk

Today, the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) announced that the agency launched an Employer Help Desk to assist businesses with a variety of labor-related issues.

Dedicated operators will be available to assist employers during the hours of 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday. To reach the KDOL Employer Help Desk, call 888-396-3725. The Employer Help Desk will not be able to assist individual claimants. Individual claimants should continue to call the KDOL Contact Center at 800-292-6333.

Read more here.
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