Furloughed federal workers are being encouraged by Gov. Tony Evers’ administration to apply for unemployment benefits to help them while they are not collecting their federal pay checks.
Affected workers are encouraged to provide wage verification through pay stubs or a W-2 form, as the state may be unable to verify it through their closed office.
Federal workers who are still on the job but not being paid are unable to collect state unemployment benefits. And those who receive back pay would be required to repay any unemployment benefits received.