If you are unable to work due to COVID-19, you will be eligible to file for unemployment benefits. The Alabama Department of Labor says if you are affected in the following way by COVID-19, you can seek unemployment benefits:
- Those who are quarantined by a medical professional or governmental agency
- Those who are laid off or sent home without pay for an extended period by their employer due to COVID-19 concerns
- Those who are diagnosed with COVID-19
- Those who are caring for an immediate family member who is diagnosed with COVID-19
Workers can file for benefits online or by calling 1-866-234-5382. Online filing is encouraged.