Apply for unemployment benefits the same week you become unemployed or your hours are greatly reduced. (If you work 32 or more hours in a week you are not considered to be unemployed for that week).
You can apply for unemployment insurance benefits either online or by phone using the Applicant Self-Service System, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Before you start your application, you should know or have available the following information:
To Apply Online
A confirmation page displays showing you have successfully submitted your application.
To Apply by Automated Phone phone
At the end of the call, you will be transferred to a Customer Service Representative to complete your application.