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How to apply online for Unemployment Insurance benefits

1
Read our COVID-19–related FAQs.

They have information about expanded benefits and more.

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2
Self-employed, freelance, or "gig" worker?

Review our application guide before you file.

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3
Get your information ready.

It'll be easier to fill out your application that way.

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4
Create an account.

It's a simple, easy, and secure process.

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5
Use our online tools.

File a new claim, update your information, and more.

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6
Check your mailbox.

We may send forms and notices by postal mail as well as email.

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7
Read our instructions for claiming COVID-19 related benefits.

Doing so will help reduce errors that could delay your payment.

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8
Certify for your benefits on the right day and time.

Check our most up-to-date schedule first.

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9
Start your job search.

While getting benefits, you need to be actively looking for work.

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10
Explore training options.

You might want to take advantage of our approved training programs.

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11
Adjust your federal income tax withholding.

Doing so can help offset future tax liabilities.

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12
Add dependents to your claim, if they qualify.

Your partner and/or children must meet certain requirements.

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13
Attend our scheduled appointments.

If you miss them, you may be ineligible for benefits.

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Need more help?

Learn how to appeal a determination, reopen a claim, end your benefits, and more.

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