If you are unemployed and you've worked for a covered employer (an employer who pays UI tax) in the last 18 months - please apply for Regular Unemployment Insurance at https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/apply.
Did You Know? All unemployment benefits are taxable. Withhold federal and state taxes from your weekly benefit NOW, so you don't have to pay them later. You can opt to have taxes withheld at https://my.unemployment.wisconsin.gov.
DWD is experiencing an unprecedented call volume. To reduce wait times:
If your last name begins with letter A to M please call Monday - Friday between 6:15 a.m. and Noon, or Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
If your last name begins with letter N to Z please call Monday - Friday between Noon and 5:30 p.m., or Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.