How Do I File A Claim For Unemployment Benefits?
If you need to file an initial claim, you may:
- File in person at your nearest local Job Service Office. Click here for a list of the Job Service locations in Idaho.
- Call your nearest Job Service Office.
- File Online INITIAL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIM
If you are filing a claim against Idaho, but live in another state, you may also file your claim by calling (208) 3323574.
When you file, have the following information available:
- Your Social Security number.
- If you are not a citizen of the United States, your Alien Registration number and card.
- The business names, complete addresses including zip codes, and phone numbers of all employers for whom you worked during the last 2 years.
- The dates your work started and ended for those employers.
- Your total gross earnings from those employers.
- The reason you are no longer working for those employers.
- DD Form 214, Member 4, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if you were a member of the Military Service in the past 2 years.
- Your county of residence if you live outside the state of Idaho.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Additional Employment Law for Employees Articles
- How Do I Know If I Am Eligible To Receive Unemployment Benefits?
- When Should I File My Initial Claim For Benefits?
- How Is My Benefit Amount Determined?
- Can I Work And Still Collect Unemployment Insurance Benefits?
- How Do I File For Weekly Benefits?
- When Can I Expect To Receive My First Check?
- Why Didn't I Receive A Check For The First Week I Was On Ui?
- Are Unemployment Insurance Benefits Taxable?
- How Can I Get Information About My Claim?
- What Can I Do If I Am Denied Unemployment Benefits?
- Where Can I Obtain More Information On Filing An Appeal?
- What Can I Do If I Still Disagree With The Appeals Examiners Decision?
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- What Are The Reporting Requirements?
- What Tax Rate Will I Be Required To Pay?
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- Is There A Law Regarding Paydays?
- Is My Employer Required To Provide Vacation Or Sick Pay?