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NOTE: Online initial claims and other benefit information pages are now available in Spanish. Select the "Español" link to access the Spanish version.
For an Unemployment Benefit Payment
A weekly claim is what you file for a certain calendar week when you want to receive an unemployment benefit payment for that week.
You can only file a weekly claim if you've already applied for benefits.
Before you file your weekly claim, please review Claimant Handbook Section 5 - Maintaining Your UI Eligibility.
NOTE: If you are receiving unemployment benefits, you may also qualify for Energy Assistance and receive help paying your utility bill. Unemployment is not counted as income when applying for Energy Assistance. More information available online at http://homeenergyplus.wi.gov or call 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947).
If you have additional questions, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
If you have questions that cannot be answered by the Claimant Handbook or our FAQ page, please call us at (414) 435-7069 during business hours.
Over 30,000 people try to file their weekly claim on Sundays from 9AM-10AM. To keep our system healthy and performing optimally, file later in the day or Monday through Friday. Remember, you have up to 14 days to file your weekly claim.
Hours of Operation: Online services are available at the following times to file a weekly claim:
|Sunday||9:00 AM - Midnight|
|Monday – Friday||Available 24 Hours|
|Saturday||Midnight - 3:00 PM|