A Q&A from the Delaware Department of Labor on jobless benefits

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The Delaware Department has issued a list of frequently asked questions regarding changes in unemployment benefits that include the end of the one-week waiting period as the state and nation deals with the effects of coronavirus.

The changes come as the state sees thousands of layoffs as the state ordered the closing of dining rooms and patios at restaurants, beginning a week ago.  

The department has provided no updates on the number of claims filed.

The department now handles claims online. The change was made long before the coronavirus crisis led to an end to required office visits.

Delaware unemployment benefits are lower than in adjoining states, leading to calls for an emergency. An increase to $400 a week became effective last year. Neighboring Pennsylvania has a weekly benefit of up to $573 a week.

The PDF copy of the Q&As are below

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