You can file your first weekly claim beginning the Sunday afternoon after filing your unemployment application in the previous week. For example: If you filed your application on Tuesday you can file for your first week of unemployment beginning on the following Sunday. You may file weekly claims on the Internet or telephone. You must file each week to be eligible for your weekly payment.
The calendar week for unemployment compensation purposes runs from midnight Sunday to midnight the following Saturday. You may file on any day of the week, Sunday through Saturday. You will not receive a benefit payment until that week has been claimed. If you do not file within 14 days, your claim will become inactive and you will have to file an application to re-open your unemployment claim.
If there is a state or bank holiday, your payment will be delayed.