Hawaii Unemployment – Partial Claims – Change in Filing Requirements

Effective June 04, 2023, a change to the filing requirements for partial unemployment benefits will take effect. The changes are as follows:

  • All claim types including partial claims will now be effective the Sunday of the week in which the claim is filed by claimant. Any request to apply an earlier effective date to a claim, commonly referred to as backdating of a claim, will be addressed through the normal adjudication process.
  • Weekly claim filing for partial benefits will be subject to the same filing requirements as total and part-total claims which is no later than 7 calendar days from the week ending date for which benefits are claimed. Weekly claims filed beyond the 7 calendar day period, will be subject to the normal adjudication process to determine whether the untimely filing can be accepted.

Should you have further questions or need assistance, please contact your local unemployment office. Their contact information can be found at: http://labor.hawaii.gov/ui/contact