Veterans and service members just separating from active duty who can’t find a job could qualify for unemployment compensation.
The transition back into civilian life is not easy, that’s why the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service members program (UCX) is there to help out on the financial front when those who serve separate from the military and prepare to move into the civilian workforce.
In order to be eligible for the UCX program these three things must be true about you:
For this particular program your benefits will be paid out by the various branches of the military, so if you accept unemployment compensation from any other source you might not qualify for the UCX program.
The amount you can receive varies by state. It’s usually best to call or visit your local unemployment office to learn more about what you may qualify for.
To apply bring Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), your Social Security card and your military or civilian job history or resume.
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