Unemployment Benefits
Most Lecturers are eligible during Winter Break

Most Lecturers are eligible for unemployment benefits during the Winter Break and you can apply for unemployment as soon as the semester officially ends.  If you have a Contingent or Conditional contract (this encompasses most part-time and some full-time Lecturers), it is your right to claim unemployment under state law.

The Unemployment Rights Guide contains detailed information about how to apply for unemployment benefits, the basis for eligibility for unemployment insurance, and what to do if your application for unemployment benefits is denied.  You can view and download the Guide by clicking the link on this page.

We hope you have a happy and healthy Winter Break and look forward to seeing you in the new year.