COVID-19 Information Center

Unemployment: How to file, and Contacts, by State
April 13, 2020 (published)
Raphael Moore, J.D., LL.M.
VIN General Counsel

Alabama

General Information: http://www.labor.alabama.gov/uc/
To File UI Online: https://labor.alabama.gov/uc/ICCS/
Telephone Claims: https://labor.alabama.gov/uc/phone.aspx
COVID Specific Information: https://www.labor.alabama.gov/news_feed/News_Page.aspx

Alaska

General Information: https://labor.alaska.gov/dets/home.htm
To File UI Online: https://labor.alaska.gov/unemployment/
Telephone Claims: https://labor.alaska.gov/unemployment/call-centers.htm
COVID Specific Information: https://labor.alaska.gov/unemployment/COVID-19.htm

Arizona

General Information: https://des.az.gov/services/employment/unemployment-individual
To File UI Online: https://des.az.gov/services/employment/unemployment-individual/apply-ui-benefits
Telephone Claims: https://des.az.gov/services/employment/unemployment-individual/contact-AZUI
COVID Specific Information: https://des.az.gov/services/coronavirus

Arkansas

General Information: https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/unemployment/
To File UI Online: https://www.ezarc.adws.arkansas.gov/
Telephone Claims: https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/unemployment/ark-line/
COVID Specific Information: https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/src/files/Notice_to_Individuals_Inquiring_About_the_Availability_of_Unemployment_Insurance_Benefits_As_A_Result_of_the_COVID-19_Pandemic_Updated.pdf

California

General Information: https://edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/
To File UI Online: https://edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm
Telephone Claims: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Telephone_Numbers.htm
COVID Specific Information: https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

Colorado

General Information: https://www.colorado.gov/cdle/unemployment
To File UI Online: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/covid-19-workers
Telephone Claims: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/ui-contact-us
COVID Specific Information: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/news/state-labor-department-releases-emergency-rules-paid-sick-leave-covid-19

Connecticut

General Information: https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/HP/UIServices.htm
To File UI Online: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/progsupt/unemplt/M1A/LogInIntro.htm
Telephone Claims: State asks for no calls
COVID Specific Information: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/DOLCOVIDFAQ.PDF

Delaware

General Information: http://ui.delawareworks.com/
To File UI Online: https://uics.delawareworks.com/Forms/Form_WL1
Telephone Claims: State prefers email: uiclaims@delaware.gov
COVID Specific Information: https://laborfiles.delaware.gov/c19/UI-FAQ.pdf

District of Columbia

General Information: http://does.dc.gov/service/unemployment-compensation-process
To File UI Online: https://does.dcnetworks.org/InitialClaims/
Telephone Claims: (202) 724-7000
COVID Specific Information: https://does.dc.gov/release/bowser-administration-announces-ui-benefit-flexibilities-passage-covid-19-response-emergency

Florida

General Information: http://www.floridajobs.org/job-seekers-community-services
To File UI Online: https://connect.myflorida.com/Claimant/Core/Login.ASPX
Telephone Claims: 1-800-204-2418
COVID Specific Information: http://www.floridajobs.org/docs/default-source/ra-dua-documentation/dua-faqs-3-17-20-updates.pdf

Georgia

General Information: https://dol.georgia.gov/unemployment-benefits
To File UI Online: https://www.dol.state.ga.us/WS4-MW5/cics.jsp?TRANSID=UCI1&FRMNAME=UCI1S
Telephone Claims: (404) 232-3180
COVID Specific Information: https://dol.georgia.gov/gdol-covid-19-information

Hawaii

General Information: http://labor.hawaii.gov/ui/
To File UI Online: https://huiclaims.hawaii.gov/#/
Telephone Claims: http://labor.hawaii.gov/ui/contact/
COVID Specific Information: https://labor.hawaii.gov/ui/files/2020/03/COVID-19-Labor-Benefits-Fact-Sheet_20200319.pdf

Idaho

General Information: https://labor.idaho.gov/dnn/Unemployment-Benefits
To File UI Online: https://www2.labor.idaho.gov/ClaimantPortal/Login?ReturnUrl=/claimantportal
Telephone Claims: https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/Contact
COVID Specific Information: https://idahoatwork.com/2020/03/18/faqs-about-unemployment-insurance-and-covid-19/

Illinois

General Information: https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/individuals/UnemploymentInsurance/Pages/default.aspx
To File UI Online: https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/aboutides/Pages/10%20Things%20You%20Should%20Know.aspx
Telephone Claims: 1-800-244-5631
COVID Specific Information: https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/Pages/COVID-19-and-Unemployment-Benefits.aspx

Indiana

General Information: https://www.in.gov/dwd/3474.htm
To File UI Online: https://www.in.gov/dwd/2362.htm
Telephone Claims: https://www.in.gov/dwd/2328.htm
COVID Specific Information: https://www.in.gov/dwd/19.htm

Iowa

General Information: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/file-claim-unemployment-insurance-benefits
To File UI Online: https://uiclaims.iwd.iowa.gov/UIInitialClaim/
Telephone Claims: 1-866-239-0843
COVID Specific Information: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/updates-and-resources-about-covid-19

Kansas

General Information: https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/Home.aspx
To File UI Online: https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/Home.aspx
Telephone Claims: https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/Home.aspx
COVID Specific Information: https://www.dol.ks.gov/covid19response

Kentucky

General Information: https://kcc.ky.gov/career/If-you-are-Unemployed/Pages/default.aspx
To File UI Online: http://www.kewes.ky.gov/
Telephone Claims: http://www.kewes.ky.gov/
COVID Specific Information: https://governor.ky.gov/attachments/20200325_ORDER_Unemployment-Insurance.pdf

Louisiana

General Information: https://www.louisianaworks.net/hire/vosnet/Default.aspx
To File UI Online: https://www.louisianaworks.net/hire/vosnet/Default.aspx
Telephone Claims: 1-866-783-5567
COVID Specific Information: http://www.laworks.net/PublicRelations/COVID_19_Information.asp

Maine

General Information: https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/claimants/
To File UI Online: https://reemployme.maine.gov/accessme/faces/login/login_local.xhtml
Telephone Claims: https://www.maine.gov/labor/unemployment/howtofile.html#phone
COVID Specific Information: https://www.maine.gov/labor/covid19/

Maryland

General Information: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/unemployment.shtml
To File UI Online: https://secure-2.dllr.state.md.us/NetClaims/Welcome.aspx
Telephone Claims: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/officenum.shtml
COVID Specific Information: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/unemployment.shtml

Massachusetts

General Information: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-unemployment-assistance
To File UI Online: https://www.mass.gov/unemployment-insurance-ui-online
Telephone Claims: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-unemployment-assistance
COVID Specific Information: https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-unemployment-and-coronavirus-covid-19

Michigan

General Information: https://www.michigan.gov/uia
To File UI Online: https://www.michigan.gov/uia/0,1607,7-118-52610_52650-207424--,00.html
Telephone Claims: https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-78421_97241_90036-11782--,00.html
COVID Specific Information: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus

Minnesota

General Information: http://www.uimn.org/uimn/
To File UI Online: https://uimn.org/applicants/howapply/index.jsp
Telephone Claims: https://www.uimn.org/applicants/howapply/application-process/self-service.jsp
COVID Specific Information: https://www.uimn.org/applicants/needtoknow/news-updates/covid-19.jsp

Mississippi

General Information: https://www.mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/claims-information/
To File UI Online: https://www.mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/claims-information/
Telephone Claims: 1-888-844-3577

Missouri

General Information: https://labor.mo.gov/unemployed-workers
To File UI Online: https://uinteract.labor.mo.gov/benefits/home.do
Telephone Claims: https://labor.mo.gov/contact-labor
COVID Specific Information: https://labor.mo.gov/coronavirus

Montana

General Information: http://uid.dli.mt.gov/
To File UI Online: https://montanaworks.gov/Job-Seeker-UI-Claimant
Telephone Claims: (406) 444-2545
COVID Specific Information: http://www.dli.mt.gov/employer-covid-19-faq

Nebraska

General Information: https://dol.nebraska.gov/UIBenefits
To File UI Online: http://neworks.nebraska.gov/
Telephone Claims: http://www.dol.nebraska.gov/Home/AboutUs
COVID Specific Information: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Nevada

General Information: http://ui.nv.gov/css.html
To File UI Online: http://ui.nv.gov/css.html
Telephone Claims: http://ui.nv.gov/uinv_contact_us.htm
COVID Specific Information: https://detr.nv.gov/Page/COVID-19_(Coronavirus)_Information_for_Claimants_and_Employers/

New Hampshire

General Information: https://www.nhes.nh.gov/services/claimants/index.htm
To File UI Online: https://nhuis.nh.gov/claimant/
Telephone Claims: If you do not live in New Hampshire, assistance is available by phone at 1-800-266-2252, Option #4, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm EST
COVID Specific Information: https://www.nhes.nh.gov/documents/covid-19-poster-03172020.pdf

New Jersey

General Information: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/before/about/
To File UI Online: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/before/about/howtoapply/index.shtml
Telephone Claims: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/before/about/howtoapply/callrcc.shtml
COVID Specific Information: https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml

New Mexico

General Information: http://www.dws.state.nm.us/en-us/
To File UI Online: https://www.jobs.state.nm.us/vosnet/Default.aspx
Telephone Claims: 1-877-664-6984
COVID Specific Information: https://www.dws.state.nm.us/COVID-19-Info

New York

General Information: https://labor.ny.gov/unemploymentassistance.shtm
To File UI Online: https://applications.labor.ny.gov/IndividualReg/
Telephone Claims: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/ContactInfo.shtm
COVID Specific Information: https://www.labor.ny.gov/home/

North Carolina

General Information: https://des.nc.gov
To File UI Online: https://des.nc.gov/apply-unemployment
Telephone Claims: 1-888-737-0259
COVID Specific Information: https://des.nc.gov/need-help/covid-19-information

North Dakota

General Information: https://www.jobsnd.com/unemployment-individuals
To File UI Online: https://www.jobsnd.com/unemployment-individuals/file-claim
Telephone Claims: (701) 328-4995
COVID Specific Information: https://www.jobsnd.com/sites/www/files/documents/COVID19/uicovidfaq03162020.pdf

Ohio

General Information: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/index.stm
To File UI Online: https://unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov/
Telephone Claims: 1-877-644-6562
COVID Specific Information: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm

Oklahoma

General Information: https://www.ok.gov/oesc/Claimants/
To File UI Online: https://www.ok.gov/oesc/Claimants/
Telephone Claims: (405) 525-1500

Oregon

General Information: https://www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/Unemployment/Pages/default.aspx
To File UI Online: https://secure.emp.state.or.us/ocs4/index.cfm?u=F20161026A115006B48721263.5255&lang=E
Telephone Claims: 1-877-FILE-4-UI
COVID Specific Information: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Pages/COVID-19.aspx

Pennsylvania

General Information: http://www.uc.pa.gov/unemployment-benefits/Pages/default.aspx
To File UI Online: http://www.uc.pa.gov/unemployment-benefits/file/Pages/File%20an%20Initial%20Claim.aspx
Telephone Claims: http://www.uc.pa.gov/pages/contact-us-uc-benefits-info.aspx
COVID Specific Information: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx

Puerto Rico

General Information: https://desempleo.trabajo.pr.gov/reclamacionsubsiguiente/
To File UI Online: https://www.trabajo.pr.gov/desempleo_en_linea.asp
Telephone Claims: https://www.trabajo.pr.gov/contactenos.asp

Rhode Island

General Information: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ui/
To File UI Online: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ui/ClaimantInfo.htm
Telephone Claims: http://www.dlt.state.ri.us/ui/fileclaim2.htm
COVID Specific Information: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/pdfs/COVID-19%20Workplace%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

South Carolina

General Information: https://dew.sc.gov/
To File UI Online: https://dew.sc.gov/individuals/apply-for-benefits/claims-process
Telephone Claims: 1-800-529-8339
COVID Specific Information: https://dew.sc.gov/covid-hub

South Dakota

General Information: https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/default.aspx
To File UI Online: https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/individuals/file_claim.aspx
Telephone Claims: (605) 626-3179 between 8 am and 4:20 pm CT
COVID Specific Information: https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/covid_19_ra_eligibility.aspx

Tennessee

General Information: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment.html
To File UI Online: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment/apply-for-benefits-redirect-2/online-application.html
Telephone Claims: (844) 224-5818

Texas

General Information: https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits-services
To File UI Online: https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits-services#applyForBenefits
Telephone Claims: https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/applying-unemployment-benefits#howToApply
COVID Specific Information: https://www.twc.texas.gov/news/unemployment-news#ifYourEmploymentHasBeenAffectedByTheCoronavirusCovid1

U.S. Virgin Islands

General Information: https://www.vidol.gov/unemployment-insurance-overview/
To File UI Online: https://www.vidol.gov/applyforui/
Telephone Claims: St. Croix: (340) 773-1440
All other Islands: (340) 776-3700

Utah

General Information: https://jobs.utah.gov/ui/home/
To File UI Online: https://jobs.utah.gov/ui/initialclaims/welcome.aspx
Telephone Claims: https://jobs.utah.gov/ui/jobseeker/contactus.html
COVID Specific Information: https://jobs.utah.gov/covid19/index.html

Vermont

General Information: https://labor.vermont.gov/unemployment-insurance/
To File UI Online: https://labor.vermont.gov/unemployment-insurance/ui-claimants/establishing-unemployment-claim
Telephone Claims: 1-877-214-3330
COVID Specific Information: https://labor.vermont.gov/covid19

Virginia

General Information: http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed
To File UI Online: http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed/online-services/apply-for-unemployment-benefits
Telephone Claims: 1-866-832-2363
COVID Specific Information: http://www.vec.virginia.gov/qa-coronavirus

Washington

General Information: https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment
To File UI Online: https://secure.esd.wa.gov/home/
Telephone Claims: https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment/UI-callback

West Virginia

General Information: http://workforcewv.org/unemployment.html
To File UI Online: https://uc.workforcewv.org/consumer/?lang=en
Telephone Claims: https://uc.workforcewv.org/Contact.aspx
COVID Specific Information: https://workforcewv.org/covid19

Wisconsin

General Information: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/ui/
To File UI Online: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/
Telephone Claims: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/services.htm#help
COVID Specific Information: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/covid19/

Wyoming

General Information: http://www.wyomingworkforce.org/workers/ui/
To File UI Online: https://wyui.wyo.gov/benefits/home.do
Telephone Claims: In-state: 307-473-3789
Out of state: 1-866-729-7799
COVID Specific Information: http://www.wyomingworkforce.org/covid19-resources/



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