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How Do I File for Unemployment Insurance?

When you call to file an unemployment insurance claim you will need to provide your social security number and the full name, address and telephone number of all employers you have worked for in the last two years. If you are not a United States citizen, you must provide your alien registration number.

To qualify for Unemployment Insurance, you must meet certain earnings requirements. While these requirements are explained to you in detail, please do not use this information to try to determine your own eligibility.

If you are laid off, we strongly urge you to apply for benefits. We will determine whether you qualify based on all the facts relating to your claim and notify you as quickly as possible.

You must be unemployed through no fault of your own. You must be able to work, available for work, and searching for work. You must always be willing to accept a suitable job while you are claiming benefits.

To file online

To File over the phone:
To file a claim for Unemployment Insurance, you should call the Call Center at the numbers listed below to file your claim.

1. Claims Intake and General Claims Information (401) 243-9100
2. Employer Inquiries (401) 243-9137
3. Workshare (401) 243-9177
4. Interstate If calling from out of state, Interstate Claims (401) 243-9146
(866) 557-0001
5. TDD (401) 243-9149


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