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Notice to all applicants

You have been re-directed to this page for an important message.

We are currently processing more applications for unemployment benefits than we have ever received before. To ensure our online system can handle the increased activity, we are asking new applicants to apply on an assigned day. The day you file for benefits will not affect the amount of benefits you receive.

If you already have a UI account, you can still log in anytime to request payment.

If you need to apply for unemployment benefits for the first time, please refer to the schedule below to learn when you are scheduled to apply. You will only be allowed to apply on your assigned day (or on Thursday/Friday if you missed that day).

Application schedule:

The table below lists the day and time to start an application based on the last digit of your Social Security number.

If the last digit of your
Social Security number is:
Day of week Time
0, 1 or 2 Monday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
3, 4 or 5 Tuesday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
6, 7, 8 or 9 Wednesday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Any Thursday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Any Friday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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