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Texas Unemployment Insurance Program
Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a program funded by employers through an unemployment insurance tax. The goal of the program is to provide partial income temporarily when an individual becomes unemployed through no fault of their own. Unemployment insurance benefits are available to Texas residents that meet the eligibility requirements, which are detailed below. If you find yourself unemployed, you should apply for benefits as soon as you are officially no longer employed.
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The Texas UI Program is managed by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), which is a state agency responsible for supporting the state economy and implementing programs as deemed by the Governor’s development strategy. The major functions of TWC is administering adult education programs, enforcing state and federal employment laws, and administering unemployment benefits. Unemployment benefits are administered per the specific guidelines described in the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act (TUCA).
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