when will I receive my unemployment check? by deborah (los angeles) I sent in my pay information a week ago and have not received my check yet. How long should it take to get paid? Hi Deborah, When you receive your first unemployment check is an administrative function of the state. You need to ask them this question. Comments for when will I receive my unemployment check? Average Rating Mar 12, 2010Rating can my check be mailed by: Anonymous I do not have a checking or savings account for the unemployment check to be deposited in. Can you mail it to me? No .. and I wish you the best .. because this website is not associated in any way whatsoever with the unemployment department. I would think that that fact would be obvious to most, but there’s always the exceptions.