If you have recently lost your job through no fault of your own, you may qualify for Unemployment Insurance (UI). This program pays benefits to individuals who were laid off. To qualify, you must have not been fired for something that was found to be your fault. Also, you may need to look for work to continue getting monetary benefits from the government each week. The total amount of unemployment money you can get depends on your previous income and your state. Learn more about unemployment when you download our free guide.