Officers FAQ 1

Are elected municipal officials eligible for unemployment insurance benefits?

Generally speaking, the answer is no. The term "employment" for purposes of determining eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits under Chapter 108 of the Wisconsin statutes does not include service as an official elected by vote of the public unless the local governmental unit elects otherwise, with the Wisconsin department of workforce development’s approval. See Wis. Stat. sec. 108.02(15)(f).