After You Apply for Texas Unemployment Benefits

It can take about four weeks after you apply for
TWC to determine if you are eligible to receive
benefits. While we are reviewing your claim:
1. Complete your work search application
within three business days of applying
for benefits. Follow the instructions at Click logon as job
seeker. Or, register at any Workforce
Solutions office.
2. Look for work each week and keep a log
of your work search activities.
3. Set up your 4-digit Personal Identification
Number (PIN). You need a PIN to request
benefits and get information on your
claim. Do not share your PIN with anyone.
4. Read your benefit statement
TWC sends you a letter that includes:
n the four calendar quarters used to
calculate your benefits;
n wages your employer(s) reported
paying you during each quarter;
n whether you earned enough wages to
receive benefits; and
n the amount of benefits you
may receive.
5. Request benefit payments
See next column for instructions.