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Federal employees (who are eligible) can apply for unemployment benefits. According to OPM, to file an unemployment claim, federal employees should first contact the state where they work to get started. Some states may require employees to wait a week after filing a claim before they receive a payment. In general, most states will issue benefits within 14-to-21 days after an employee filed a claim, according to OPM.

Each state has different requirements that federal employees must meet first to unemployment eligibility.

For employees who work in the District of Columbia, D.C. will pay up to 26 weeks of unemployment benefits. Benefits will range from $50-to-$425 a week.

In Maryland, benefits will be paid for up to 26 weeks and will range from $50-to-$430 a week.

The situation is a bit different in Virginia, which will pay unemployment benefits for 12-to-26 weeks. Benefits will range from $60-to-$378 a week.

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