The process for filing for unemployment in every state can vary. To simplify the process when you’re ready to apply, you should have the following information and documents ready:

  • Social Security Number
  • Copy of Driver’s License/ID Card
  • DD Form 214 (if you’ve served in the military)
  • Alien Registration Number and Expiration Date if Non-US Citizen
  • Paycheck stub/W-2 Form from your last employer
  • Last employer’s supervisor name
  • Reason for working reduced hours or no longer working
  • Name, the period of employment, and the hourly wages earned from all your employers in the last 18 months including the most recent employer
  • Bank Account Number & Routing Number