The Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program provides a temporary partial wage replacement to Minnesota workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own.

If you’ve become unemployed or had your hours greatly reduced, you should:

  1. Complete the Application Process – let us determine whether or not you are eligible.
  2. Read the Information Handbook.
  3. Look for letters in the mail about your benefit amount and how to request benefit payment.
  4. Request a benefit payment every week, even if your eligibility is being determined.
  5. Respond to all requests for information completely, honestly and in a timely manner.
  • Eligibility Requirements

    What you need to do each week while requesting benefits. Explains how going to school affects your benefits.

  • Returning to work

    What to do when you go back to work and later become unemployed again.

  • Special Programs

    Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), Reemployment Assistance and Extended Benefits.

  • Payment Errors and Fraud

    Benefit Overpayment, Auditing your Account, Unemployment Fraud