Lost a job or had work hours significantly reduced with a DC-based employer because of COVID-19? Apply for unemployment insurance benefits. Anyone who has received a layoff notice from a DC-based employer is eligible. Those who have received a significant reduction of work hours from a DC-based employer or are in quarantine that led to a temporary separation from work. Apply online now by visiting dcnetworks.org and click on “Claim Unemployment Benefits” at the top. You can also call 202-724-7000 for further assistance.