Are you still owed unemployment benefits in Arizona?
Those in the metro Phoenix area and across the state continue to experience a slew of problems with the state unemployment benefits system, which is operated by the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES). Many are still owed backpay dating back months. Others haven't received any weekly benefits despite having filed successfully.
How much did Arizona's unemployment system hurt the state's economy?
Arizona's economy lost between $1 billion and $1.9 billion in stimulus funding because the state's unemployment system kept people from accessing the weekly $600 payments, according to a new report from the Grand Canyon Institute.
How do I make an online payment to Arizona unemployment?
Making Online Payments Using the Arizona Tax and Wage System. The Arizona Unemployment Insurance Tax Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) process allows you to submit your payments to the UI Tax Section electronically in any amount at any time.
Does Arizona have the nation's lowest unemployment benefits?
And it's all compounded by the fact that Arizona's unemployment system offers some of the lowest benefit payments in the nation — maxing out at $240 per week. Take 30-year-old Phillip Mock, who lives in Maricopa.