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Arizona To Start Taking Applications For New Unemployment Benefits On Monday

Arizonans out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic can start applying for unemployment benefits on Monday.

Gov. Doug Ducey’s recent actions to raise access to unemployment benefits for people who face financial hardship because of COVID-19 is retroactive to March 11.

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The Arizona Department of Economic Security says those applying for unemployment insurance need to give the names, addresses and phone numbers for all the jobs you worked in the last 18 months.

Officials also want to know the last day you worked before filing an unemployment claim. And they need to know the amount and date you were paid, if you got severance, vacation, unused sick time or holiday pay.

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Matthew Casey has won Edward R. Murrow awards for hard news and sports reporting since he joined KJZZ as a senior field correspondent in 2015.