State to establish mobile unemployment insurance office

Kentucky will use federal funds to establish a mobile unemployment insurance office to make the program more accessible to underserved communities.

The agency will have the ability to send the mobile office to communities across the state, where it can help residents who are filing for benefits, requesting payments and participating in eligibility reviews.

Unemployment insurance specialists in the mobile office will be able to work one-on-one with people who may face obstacles like language barriers, literacy problems or disabilities to see if they are eligible for benefits.

Funding for the office comes from a $4.5 million grant awarded this month by the U.S. Labor Department.

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