This is a very important question because many people get denied unemployment benefits because they do not understand the eligibility requirements. To be eligible for unemployment you must have lost your job through no fault of your own. You also must have worked for a certain amount of hours to receive the maximum benefits. For exact eligibility requirements you will need to refer to your local unemployment office. To get links for your unemployment office in order to check on your eligibility please select your State from our State map or from the drop down menu. Make sure you are prepared with the right answers before you apply for unemployment. Your goal should be to get approved.