Unemployment Insurance Claims in a Few Easy Steps

Insurance Claims Unemployment Insurance Claims in a Few Easy Steps

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.

Can I File My Insurance Claim Via Yes/No
DoNotPay Yes
Email Yes
Phone Yes
Letter No
In Person Yes
Company Website Yes

If you are looking for a straightforward process and simple instructions on filing your unemployment claims, DoNotPay has your back! We can help you file an accident, phone, flood, hurricane, or any other claim in a few clicks.

File Your Unemployment Insurance Claims With DoNotPay

DoNotPay is the most convenient way to avoid the overbearing processes of filing and appealing insurance claims because of our easy-to-use features. You can claim any insurance from the comfort of your home, and it takes almost no effort on your part!

Go to DoNotPay in your web browser and follow these instructions to file your insurance claim:

  1. Choose the type of insurance you want to claim
  2. Give us your policy number, provider, and contact information
  3. Tell us why you are filing your insurance claim
  4. Give us all relevant information about your case

If Your Insurance Claim Gets Denied, DoNotPay Will Help You Appeal It!

If a company rejects your insurance claim, you can ask your insurer to reconsider the decision or tell you the reason for denying your claim. 

Use DoNotPay to appeal the decision without breaking a sweat! With our Appeal a Denied Insurance Claim tool, you can resolve the issue in three steps. 

This is how the process works:

  1. Go to DoNotPay from your web browser and search for the insurance type you need
  2. Click on Appeal a Denied Insurance Claim
  3. Follow the instructions to finish the procedure

Once you finish, we will create and submit the appeal letter in your stead.

There is no shortage of companies you can claim your insurance from with our assistance! DoNotPay will help you with any insurance provider, such as StateFarm, Mapfre, MetLife, The Hartford, MetroPCS, FedEx, uHaul, ACCC, Mercury, Geico, and many more!

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!

State Office Phone
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

Oahu: 808-586-8970

Hilo: 808-974-4086

Kona: 808-322-4822

Maui: 808-984-8400

Kauai: 808-274-3043

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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