Unemployment Benefits

Program Description

If you are a servicemember separating from active duty you may qualify for unemployment compensation if you are unable to find a new job. The Unemployment Compensation for Ex-service members (UCX) program provides benefits for eligible ex-military personnel. The program is administered by the States as agents of the Federal government.


  • Separated under honorable conditions from active duty with a branch of the U.S. military.
  • There are no residency requirements that need to be met for UCX.

How To Apply

  • File for benefits in the week of your discharge date, as shown on your DD-214.

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