Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance

Apr 9, 2015 | Report/Brief | CLASP

Workers who lose their jobs due to caring for older, sick, or disabled family members are unlikely to receive unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. This is the case despite provisions in some states’ UI rules that are intended to address such situations.

Feb 1, 2012 | Fact Sheet | CLASP

Imposing an education-related requirement would deny Unemployment insurance benefits to the most vulnerable workers—workers who otherwise meet all other criteria for UI—and would undercut the purpose of UI by establishing a condition of eligibility unrelated to work or workforce attachment.

This brief explains why proposals to drug-test recipients of unemployment benefits would hurt hardworking Americans and create administrative burdens.