The first weekly claim must be filed beginning the Sunday after you initially apply for benefits (whether or not your application has been processed) and no later than Friday by 6 p.m. (MST). Note: When a state holiday is observed on a Friday, the Internet Weekly Claim Filing system will NOT be available on that day. When a state holiday falls on Friday, you must file your weekly claim by 6 p.m. (MST) on Thursday. All weekly claims for benefits are for a calendar week, beginning Sunday and ending Saturday. Example of how to begin the weekly claim filing process after initially applying for UI benefits:
Week 1 - Mary is laid off on the 1st and applies for unemployment benefits that day.
Week 2 - She files her first weekly claim on the 7th for the week that ended on the 6th. (The first week is a waiting week for eligible filers. No payment is issued for the waiting week.)
Week 3 - She files another weekly claim for the week that ended on the 13th. The first payment is issued for this week, if eligible.
Week 4 - She files a weekly claim every week until her benefits are used up.