File for Unemployment
How and When to File for Unemployment
Unemployment eligibility requirements, when to file, how to file, benefits, rates, and answers to questions on unemployment compensation.
Filing for Unemployment Online
If you have been laid off from your job you may be able to file for unemployment online without visiting an unemployment office. In many states, unemployed workers can apply for unemployment benefits online or over the phone.
How to File an Unemployment Claim
Workers who have become unemployed may be able to file an unemployment claim online or over the phone. Before you file your unemployment claim be sure to have all the information ready you need to complete your application for unemployment compensation.
Filing for Unemployment in Spanish
Some state unemployment offices provide an option for unemployed workers to apply for unemployment in Spanish as well as in English. Spanish speaking workers may be able to apply for unemployment benefits in Spanish online, via the telephone, by mail or fax, and in some locations in-person.
How to File an Unemployment Appeal
If you have a filed an unemployment benefits claim and your claim is turned down or contested by your employer, you have the right to appeal the denial of your unemployment claim. Here's how to file an unemployment appeal.
Information Required to File an Unemployment Claim
What information is required to file for unemployment? In general, you will need detailed information about yourself and about your previous employers to open an unemployment claim.
Do I Qualify for Unemployment?
Unemployment insurance benefits are available for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Eligibility requirements to qualify for unemployment compensation vary from state to state.
State Unemployment Offices
Check your state unemployment office website for information on how to file an unemployment claim in your state.