Affected by COVID-19? For the latest benefit information, visit COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits.
Request a Benefit Payment by phone Tuesday - Friday.
Check the phone schedule to know your time to call.
Important: Make a request for benefit payment every week even if your eligibility is being decided or you have an appeal pending.
Benefit Payment: How to Get Paid (video, 9:22)
Schedule and instructions for requesting benefit payments.
Explains how working affects benefits, what to report, and what happens if you fail to report that you are working.
Explains the soonest you can receive a payment and why the first requested week will be $0.
Explains the two options for receiving your benefit payments, direct deposit or U.S. Bank ReliaCard.
Understanding weekly eligibility requirements.
Instructions on how to print your payment history.
Explains how your benefits are affected if you accept work now and later become unemployed again.
The CARES Act provides an extension of unemployment benefits.
If you need to find financial help or other assistance in your community, a place to start is Financial Help and Community Services.