Here are the acronyms and terms you need to know to get unemployment benefits in Texas

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Applying for unemployment aid in Texas can be like learning to read another language.

Are you on a TUC? Is it EB or HUP? Have you logged on to UBS and checked your correspondence inbox or called the Tele-Serv to find out?

Add in a slew of new acronyms stemming from emergency pandemic legislation, and things get even harder to understand. Texas’ unemployment system is confusing and frustrating. Getting familiar with these terms and acronyms may help you have an easier time accessing the benefits you are entitled to.​

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claim and payment status page

The webpage where you can locate your claim start date, claim type, weekly benefits, deposits and payment requests online.

correspondence inbox

The mailbox attached to your online account where the TWC sends documents and communications.