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Legally Required Benefits: Delaware

Legally Required Benefits requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Nancy Hatch Woodward, Nancy Hatch Woodward Communications


  • Delaware's unemployment taxes may vary based upon the employer's claims experience or whether the employer is a new employer. See Unemployment Insurance.
  • Unemployment benefits are generally available for a maximum of 26 weeks, but may be increased during times of high unemployment. See Unemployment Insurance.
  • Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Eligibility.
  • Employers must maintain certain records related to unemployment compensation. See Recordkeeping.