TWC Pauses Work Search Requirements For Unemployment Once Again

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission TWC announced that it will delay the reinstatement of the work search requirement for unemployment benefits in Texas.

This requirement, which is federal law, was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From the outset, TWC has stated that bringing back work search would be conditions-based.

“Due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Texas, TWC has decided to pause the return of work search requirements at this time,” said Ed Serna, TWC Executive Director. “We will continue to monitor the situation and make further recommendations in late July.”

On June 18, TWC announced that the work search requirements for Unemployment Insurance (UI) in Texas, which had been suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis, would be reinstated for all Texans receiving unemployment insurance benefits on July 6.

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