Unemployment Insurance Claims in a Few Easy Steps

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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 ViaYes/No
In PersonYes
Company WebsiteYes

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File Your Unemployment Insurance Claims With DoNotPay

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Go to DoNotPay in your 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.

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This is how the process works:

  1. Go to DoNotPay from your 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.

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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!

AlaskaAlaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development907-269-4700
AlabamaAlabama Department of Labor334-242-8025
CaliforniaCalifornia Employment Development Department1-800-300-5616
ConnecticutConnecticut Department of Labor1-800-956-3294
ColoradoColorado Department of Labor and Employment303-318-9000
DelawareDelaware Department of Labor

New Castle County: 302-761-6576

Other Areas: 1-800-794-3032

FloridaFlorida Department of Economic Opportunity1-800-204-2418
HawaiiHawaii 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

GeorgiaGeorgia Department of Labor1-877-709-8185
IllinoisIllinois Department of Employment Security1-800-244-5631
KentuckyKentucky Career Center Office of Unemployment Insurance502-564-2900
MarylandMaryland Department of Labor410-949-0022
MichiganMichigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity1-866-500-0017
MississippiMississippi Department of Employment Security1-888-844-3577
NebraskaNebraska Department of Labor1-855-995-8863
New JerseyNew 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 YorkNew York Department of Labor 1-888-209-81241-888-209-8124
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Department of Commerce1-888-737-0259
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry1-888-313-7284
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce1-866-831-1724
South DakotaSouth Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation605-626-3179
TennesseeTennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development1-877-813-0950
U.S. Virgin IslandsU.S. Virgin Islands Department of Labor340-773-1994
UtahUtah 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

VirginiaVirginia Employment Commission1-866-832-2363
WashingtonWashington Employment Security Department1-800-318-6022
WisconsinWisconsin Department of Workforce Development1-844-910-3661

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