You can apply for unemployment insurance benefits either online or by phone using the Applicant Self-Service System.
By phone choose English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali:
Information about applying for benefits online and by phone.
Allows you to securely access your benefit account.
Wages paid in “covered” employment are used to establish your benefit account. “Covered” and “noncovered” employment is defined.
Explains how your benefits are affected if you accept work now and later become unemployed again.
Explains the basic processes and requirements for receiving unemployment insurance benefits.
Information about when your benefit account becomes effective, backdating your account, changing the effective date and when to apply for another benefit account.
Explains the soonest you can receive a payment and why the first requested week will be $0.