What Information Do I Need to Apply?

Information To Have Ready

Applying for unemployment benefits is smoother and faster when you have essential information in-hand.

The information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility for Unemployment Insurance benefits. It is important that your information is accurate and complete for all questions asked. The law provides penalties for withholding information or making false statements to obtain benefits.

Your Security Credentials

Your PIN, username and password (referred to as security credentials) and your social security number (SSN) will be used to identify you and must be used when accessing your account by telephone or online. Do not give your security credentials to ANYONE.

* COMING SOON:  In 2017, the Division of Unemployment Insurance will will retire the automated telephone filing system and direct workers to file online. Most claims are already filed online because it is fast, easy, and mobile-friendly. Learn more about the benefits of using online services. If you need assistance or have barriers to using online services, claims specialists are available by phone.

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