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IS THIS YOUR FIRST TIME APPLYING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS?

If so, please first visit our Unemployment section to learn more about unemployment benefits.  You will find answers to most of your questions, including:

  • What are unemployment benefits?
  • How do you know if you're eligible?
  • What is the application process?
  • What do you do after you apply?

HAVE YOU ALREADY APPLIED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT?

Did you know you can submit a weekly claim, sign up for direct deposit or a debit card or see your payment history —  all from our eServices website? You can also read and reply to notices from us, update your personal information, apply for training, see wages reported by your employer and more. Before calling the unemployment insurance claims center, try finding the answers to your questions here!


I WANT TO:


Assistance by phone

Claim center agents are available to answer your questions over the phone from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays).

Find out when you can apply for unemployment benefits by phone from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday-Friday.

 
Schedule a callback
If you want to schedule a specific day and time for someone from the Claims Center to call you back, please go to our Schedule a Callback page.

  

Decision wait times

The average unemployment claim is approved with no issues and benefits become available shortly after you file your second weekly claim. Others require more research to reach a decision on whether you’ll receive benefits.

Waiting to hear if you’ll get school/training benefits?
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Waiting for a decision on your benefits if you were terminated or quit your job?
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For all other benefit decisions?
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 Did you ask a question online?
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File online today!

Apply with NO WAIT TIME 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Anyone can apply for benefits online in English and Spanish.  Apply for benefits online today!

  

Need benefits faster?

Sign up for direct deposit and get money sent straight to your bank account within three days of filing your qualified weekly claim.

Receive a debit card that can be used at ATMs and anywhere MasterCard debit cards are accepted.