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How to apply by phone for Unemployment Insurance benefits

1
Get your information ready.

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

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2
Call a Reemployment Call Center.

They're open weekdays (excluding holidays) from 8AM to 3:30PM.

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3
Check your mailbox.

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

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4
Start your job search.

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

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5
Explore training options.

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

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6
Certify for (claim) your weekly benefits.

Before you can get paid, you'll have to answer a few questions.

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7
Add dependents to your claim, if they qualify.

Your partner and/or children must meet certain requirements.

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8
Adjust your federal income tax withholding.

Doing so can help offset future tax liabilities.

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9
Attend our scheduled appointments.

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

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10
Need more help?

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

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