Kansas Work Search Requirements

All claimants are required to seek work unless having been specifically instructed by the Department of Labor that no work search is required.

In Kansas there are two requirements. You must meet both requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits.

1. When you receive your monetary determination in the mail, you will also receive a My Reemployment Plan. You need to fill it out, and return the completed document within seven days.

2. You are required to look for work by performing at least three job-seeking activities each week. Two of those activities must be submission of an application or résumé for work. Other activities could include additional job applications, attendance at job fairs, résumé review course, Workforce Center services, browsing job posting websites, etc.

Claimants’ job search activities will be audited. When requested, you will be asked to provide your work search activity for multiple weeks. If you fail to provide this information or if the information is insufficient, then it may result in a denial of benefits. In order to help you track your activities, there is a Work Search Activity Log on our website that you can print and use www.GetKansasBenefits.gov/Forms.

You may also be asked to provide evidence supporting your activities. We encourage you to keep brochures, pamphlets, emails, etc. from your various activities for this purpose. We may also contact those employers to whom you submit applications or résumés to verify that you have done so.

Reemployment Services

While claiming benefits, you may be instructed to participate in reemployment services provided by your local Workforce Center. These programs are designed to assist you to return to work and have been shown to reduce the length of a person’s unemployment. If you receive notice that you have been scheduled for such services, then participation is mandatory. Failure to do so may result in a denial of benefits.

Even if you are not required to report for such services, you may take advantage of these programs on your own. Simply go to your local Workforce Center to receive these beneficial services, which will help you get back to work sooner. This will count toward your work search activity requirements.