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Unemployment Insurance: Delaware

Unemployment Insurance requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Nancy Hatch Woodward, Nancy Hatch Woodward Communications


  • Most employers doing business in Delaware are subject to Delaware's Unemployment Insurance Law. See Employer Coverage.
  • Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
  • Under certain circumstances, workers may not qualify for unemployment benefits. See Disqualification From Benefits.
  • Unemployment benefits are generally available for a maximum of 26 weeks, but may be increased during times of high unemployment. See Benefits.
  • When a benefits claim is filed, the employer must complete a form stent by the state. See Filing Claims.
  • Employers must comply with notice, posting and recordkeeping requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.