September 15, 2020 by Southern Maine Workers Center

I lost my job during the pandemic, but I have not yet applied for benefits. Am I still eligible? How do I apply?

Depending on your previous income, the circumstances of leaving your job, and current unemployment status, you may be entitled to back benefits as far back as February 5, 2020 as long as your claim is COVID-19 related. 

If you have not filed a claim yet, fill out this form from Maine Equal Justice to get a call from the Department of Labor about your situation and find out if you are eligible.

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For all frequently asked questions, you can download a copy of our Know Your Rights document here.