Unemployment support

If you are experiencing unemployment due to the effects of COVID-19, you may be able to apply an Unemployment Insurance Claim. The Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet and Kentucky Career Center are offering resources for those seeking unemployment assistance.

Governor Andy Beshear announced unemployment eligibility has been expanded due to COVID-19. Individuals typically not covered by unemployment insurance, including self-employed, independent contractors, freelance workers, substitute teachers, childcare workers employed by religious affiliated organizations and non-profits can now file. Those who left their job for “good cause” because of reasonable risk of exposure (self-quarantine) or due to caring for a family member affected by the virus are also eligible.