How to apply online for Unemployment Insurance benefits
Read our COVID-19–related FAQs.
They have information about expanded benefits and more.
Self-employed, freelance, or "gig" worker?
Review our application guide before you file.
Get your information ready.
It'll be easier to fill out your application that way.
Create an account.
It's a simple, easy, and secure process.
Use our online tools.
File a new claim, update your information, and more.
Check your mailbox.
We may send forms and notices by postal mail as well as email.
Read our instructions for claiming COVID-19 related benefits.
Doing so will help reduce errors that could delay your payment.
Certify for your benefits on the right day and time.
Check our most up-to-date schedule first.
Verify your identity.
For your protection, we take steps to verify your identity.
Start your job search.
While getting benefits, you need to be actively looking for work.
Explore training options.
You might want to take advantage of our approved training programs.
Adjust your federal income tax withholding.
Doing so can help offset future tax liabilities.
Add dependents to your claim, if they qualify.
Your partner and/or children must meet certain requirements.
Attend our scheduled appointments.
If you miss them, you may be ineligible for benefits.
Need more help?
Learn how to appeal a determination, reopen a claim, end your benefits, and more.