Below is an announcement from the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance, shared by the Town of Wilmington:
BOSTON, MA — To help with the increased demand on the unemployment system and the increased volume or your constituent service staff, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the Department of Unemployment Assistance will be hosting virtual town hall meetings. We will take all who sign up through a step by step process of achieving a successful unemployment claim. We will also be taking questions from claimants across the Commonwealth. Applicants should file for benefits at https://www.mass.gov/unemployment-insurance-ui-online
The first virtual town hall was held this Sunday, March 22, 2020. Upcoming town halls include Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 9am; Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11:30am; and Friday, March 27, 2020 at 9am. Sign up information for future virtual town halls are available at https://www.mass.gov/unemployment/townhall.
To further help claimants through the process of applying for benefits, we have made specific web page updates that include the latest guidance for employee qualifications and additional resources like contact forms and a COVID-19 specific unemployment claim handbook that can be viewed at https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-unemployment-and-coronavirus-covid-19.
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