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.
You may be eligible if:
on active duty with a branch of the U.S. military, and you have separated
under honorable conditions.
file for benefits in the week of your discharge date, as shown on your
DD-214 (Discharge Papers).
allowed to file a claim in the state whose soil you are standing on.
There are no residency requirements that need to be met for UCX.
pay and disability retirement pay reduces UCX benefits dollar for dollar.
VA benefits do not affect UCX benefits.