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:
Apply for Benefits: What You Should Know Before Applying (video, 7:38)
Apply for Benefits: Completing the Online Application (video, 9:06)
Information about applying for benefits online and by phone.
An overview of unemployment insurance benefits. Explains the basic processes and requirements for receiving benefits.
Allows you to securely access your benefit account.
Information about when your benefit account becomes effective and when to apply for a new benefit account.
Wages paid in “covered” employment are used to establish your benefit account. “Covered” and “noncovered” employment is defined.
Explains the soonest you can receive a payment and why the first requested week will be $0.
Explains how your benefits are affected if you accept work now and later become unemployed again.
Find out if you are eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits