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How Do I File for Unemployment Insurance?

Phone Claims
If you are unemployed, become unemployed or your hours substantially reduced, call the Unemployment Insurance Center in your region to:

  • File a new claim for Unemployment Insurance benefits
  • Reopen a claim after a two week period in filing
  • Ask questions about your claim
  • The office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Wednesday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Have the following information available when you make your call to the Telephone Center to file a claim:

  • Social Security Number
  • The names, complete addresses and dates employed for all employers you worked for in the last 18 months
  • Alien registration number (if not a citizen)
  • If you were in the military or worked for the federal government in the last 18 months, have available your DD-214 member 4, copy of SF-8 or SF50.



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