A Guide To Filing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Unemployment insurance (UI), better known as unemployment benefits, is a state-provided financial help for individuals who lost their job. Not everyone is eligible for unemployment benefits as you have to meet certain criteria to get these weekly payments. If you were made redundant, you can usually qualify for unemployment benefits and file unemployment insurance claims.
Am I Eligible for State Unemployment Insurance Claims UI Program?
Qualification criteria differ from state to state, but here are some of the common requirements for unemployment benefits:
- Unemployed through no fault of your own—In most states, this means you were sacked from your last job.
- Meet work and wage requirements—You must meet your state’s requirements for wages earned or time worked during an established period of time referred to as a "base period"
You will ultimately have to meet any additional state requirements of your own state’s program.
How To File Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims
You have to file your unemployment benefits claim according to the unemployment insurance program in the state where you worked. Available methods are online, over the phone, or in person.
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How Can I Find My State Unemployment Insurance Office?
Are you unsure where to find the unemployment insurance office in your state? Don’t worry. This is a list of various offices and phone numbers you may find useful!
|Alaska||Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development||907-269-4700|
|Alabama||Alabama Department of Labor||334-242-8025|
|California||California Employment Development Department||1-800-300-5616|
|Connecticut||Connecticut Department of Labor||1-800-956-3294|
|Colorado||Colorado Department of Labor and Employment||303-318-9000|
|Delaware||Delaware Department of Labor||
New Castle County: 302-761-6576
Other Areas: 1-800-794-3032
|Florida||Florida Department of Economic Opportunity||1-800-204-2418|
|Hawaii||Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations||
|Georgia||Georgia Department of Labor||1-877-709-8185|
|Illinois||Illinois Department of Employment Security||1-800-244-5631|
|Kentucky||Kentucky Career Center Office of Unemployment Insurance||502-564-2900|
|Maryland||Maryland Department of Labor||410-949-0022|
|Michigan||Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity||1-866-500-0017|
|Mississippi||Mississippi Department of Employment Security||1-888-844-3577|
|Nebraska||Nebraska Department of Labor||1-855-995-8863|
|New Jersey||New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development||
North New Jersey: 201-601-4100
Central New Jersey: 732-761-2020
South New Jersey: 856-507-2340
Out-of-state claims: 1-888-795-6672
|New York||New York Department of Labor 1-888-209-8124||1-888-209-8124|
|North Carolina||North Carolina Department of Commerce||1-888-737-0259|
|Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry||1-888-313-7284|
|South Carolina||South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce||1-866-831-1724|
|South Dakota||South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation||605-626-3179|
|Tennessee||Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development||1-877-813-0950|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Labor||340-773-1994|
|Utah||Utah Department of Workforce Services||
Salt Lake and South Davis Counties: 801-526-4400
Weber and North Davis Counties: 801-612-0877
Utah County: 801-375-4067
Other Counties and Out of State: 1-888-848-0688
|Virginia||Virginia Employment Commission||1-866-832-2363|
|Washington||Washington Employment Security Department||1-800-318-6022|
|Wisconsin||Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development||1-844-910-3661|
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