COVID-19 & Your Business: Frequent Questions

If my business has to lay off a large number of Texas employees, is there a way to streamline the unemployment compensation claim process?

In Texas, the Texas Workforce Commission maintains a program for mass claims for unemployment benefits. Under this program, an employer can submit documentation and information relevant to future claims to the TWC five business days before the layoffs. The TWC will then provide an employee information sheet that a business can give to its workers before the layoff, and start the claims process. Doing so helps prevent businesses being inundated with written notices of applications from each individual who applies for unemployment benefits.

Last updated April 9

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