- Frequently Asked Questions
- Forms and Publications
- Handbook for Claimants
- Unemployment Laws
- Other Resources
When Should I Apply?
- You are totally unemployed,
- You are partially unemployed (your weekly earnings are reduced), or
- You expect to be laid off within the next 13 weeks and would like to start your benefit year early.
All claims based on work done in Wisconsin are filed through Wisconsin, even if you now live in another state.
Important: Your claim begins the week you apply. To avoid any loss of benefits, apply the first week you are unemployed. Do not wait until the week is over.
Review the information needed to apply.