Yes. The fastest and easiest way is to file an initial claim online. After submitting your initial claim, you will receive a confirmation email with important details.
Effective March 16, 2020:
Work Search and Work Registration requirements are temporarily suspended for all UC claimants.
The Waiting Week requirement is also been temporarily suspended. This means that new claimants who are approved for UC benefits will receive payment for their first week of unemployment.
If approved, your first benefit payment should arrive within two to four weeks of filing your initial application. Payments are issued via a debit card or direct deposit.
You must continue to file your bi-weekly claim as directed in your "Claim Confirmation Letter" that you will receive in the mail, even if you are still waiting for your benefit eligibility to be determined. Familiarize yourself with all requirements to receive benefits from the UC program.
After receiving your PIN in the mail, you can go online to check the status of your claim and see when to expect your payment. Keep your PIN in a safe, easy-to-remember place.