AUGUSTA – If you’re getting unemployment benefits you have to start proving you’re looking for work again.
According to a statement from the Maine Department of Labor, the so-called work search requirement is being reinstated beginning August 9.
That requirement had been waived during the height of the government imposed pandemic restrictions when tens of thousands of people were out of work.
People who are self-employed or still connected to their employer through a furlough will be required to show they are searching for work 30 days after the governor’s state of emergency expires.
So far, the governor has extended the state of emergency every month since she signed the first order in March.