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Glossary of Terms

Able to work: You are mentally and physically able to work.

Actively looking for work: You made direct contact with at least two employers during the week or you completed at least three work-seeking activities during the week. Examples of activities to show that you are seeking work include looking at job announcements, using job search tools online, attending a career fair, or taking a class to further your interview skills.

Adjudication: This is an additional review process that’s required in certain cases to determine if someone is eligible for benefits. When OED becomes aware of issues that call into question whether someone can receive benefits, we are legally required to look into it. While many issues can be resolved with quick follow up questions, many times it requires a more thorough review through an adjudication process. Learn more at