Unemployment Compensation

American Rescue Plan Unemployment Benefits (as of March 2020)

The American Rescue Plan extends the $300 federal increase in unemployment insurance through September 6, 2021, and continues eligibility for contract workers, self-employed workers, and nonprofit employees. Nonprofits will now receive a reimbursement rate of 75% rather than 50%.

Notably, the legislation exempts from federal taxation the first $10,200 in unemployment benefits received. More information about this income exclusion can be found here: Unemployment Compensation and Tax Filing

Alabama residents can apply for unemployment benefits through the Alabama Department of Labor or by calling the Alabama Department of Labor Claims Line at 1-866-234-5382.