State of Alaska

State of Alaska

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If my employer has allowed me to work remotely from home due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), am I eligible for UI benefits in Alaska?

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Potentially. You can file an application and will need to report your earnings to be able to check if you can receive UI benefits. 

What if I am advised to quarantine myself due to COVID-19, but I am not sick and am still willing and able to work?

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If you are given a date when you can return to work, you may be eligible for benefits during the time you are quarantined due to COVID-19. You can file a claim and your eligibility will be reviewed.

What are the eligibility requirements to receive UI benefits in Alaska?

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The following are the general eligibility requirements to receive Unemployment Insurance benefits in Alaska:

  1. You must have earned wages from covered employment during the base period.
  2. You must have a total gross income of $2,500 earned over two calendar quarters of the base period.
  3. You must maintain your eligibility while receiving benefits by being able and available for full time work, actively seeking and reporting weekly work searches and registering for work as required.

What information do I need to apply for Unemployment benefits in Alaska?

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You will need the following information to apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits in the State of Alaska: 

  • Your Social Security Number
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will need your alien registration number and work permit type or other documentation that authorizes your employment in the United States
  • Name, mailing address and phone number of your last employer and the location where you reported to work
  • Dates of your last employment, first and last day worked
  • Earnings you made in the last week of your employment
  • Other deductible income received in the last week of employment; such as vacation, severance or bonus pay.
  • Federal employees are required to mail or fax copies of standard form SF8 and SF50, and when possible a Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
  • Ex-military personnel are required to mail or fax a copy of the DD214 member 4

What happens after I file my new unemployment benefits claim in Alaska?

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You will be sent a monetary determination stating the amount of benefits you are eligible for and the wages which the determination was based on. If there are any errors you are responsible to report this to a claim center immediately.

If your wages are from the federal government or U.S. Military, your monetary determination may state you are ineligible at this time because your wages have not been reported. Once wage proof has been received, you will receive a second monetary determination based on the newly reported wages. 

When any additional information is requested by the claim center, submit it as soon as possible or contact the claim center to report why you have not.

All new claims are subject to a ‘waiting week’. The ‘waiting week’ is the first week in which you were eligible to receive benefits. You will not receive payment for this week, however you must claim for this week to receive your ‘waiting week’ credit. Your ‘waiting week’ will not be deducted from your benefit amount. 

You will be required to file bi-weekly claims and be able and available for full time work. You will be required to register for work within seven days, unless deferred. You will also be required to report weekly work search contacts for each week you claim, unless deferred.

Where can I find the numbers on cases/testings of COVID-19 in Alaska?

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You can find the #cases of COVID-19 by regions in Alaska here.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Where can I find the list of the public health testing facilities for COVID-19 in the US?

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You can find here a map that all includes states and territories with one or more laboratories that have successfully verified and are currently using COVID-19 diagnostic tests. 

Is a physical presence or physical office a requirement for an Alaska Business License?

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No, the requirement to obtain an Alaska Business License is based on business activity. Tt is not based upon whether you have a physical presence or physical location in the State of Alaska.

If any portion of a business activity occurs within the State of Alaska then the expectation, per Alaska Statutes (law), is the business will have an Alaska Business License.

How much is the fee for an Alaska Business License?

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The fee for each business license is $50 per year (including all or a part of the initial year).

Business licenses are active on the date of issue and will expire on December 31 of the licensing period purchased. (Example: a new one year business license issued on September 15, 2013, will expire the same year on December 31, 2013.)

Exception: a new business license issued after October 1st will include the remainder of the calendar year in which the business license is issued PLUS the licensing period initially purchased: one year or two years. (Example: a new one year business license issued on October 15, 2013, will expire the following year on December 31, 2014.)

The State of Alaska offers a discount (Senior/Disabled Veteran) to qualified sole proprietors (one individual, not a husband and wife). 

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