How Do I File A Claim For Unemployment Insurance Benefits?

You may file a new claim or reopen an existing claim for unemployment insurance through the on­line Internet claim application or by telephone through a regional call center. You can access the on­line application by CLICKING HERE . A directory of call centers is below.

Kansas City UI Call Center
PO Box 2098
Kansas City, KS 66110­0098
Fax 913­287­1182
To file for benefits or to get claims information:
Local Calling Area 913­596­3500
Outside Local Calling Area 800­292­6333

Topeka UI Call Center
PO Box 3539
Topeka, KS 66601­3539
Fax 785­296­3249
To file for benefits or to get claims information:
Local Calling Area 785­575­1460
Outside Local Calling Area 800­292­6333

Wichita UI Call Center
PO Box 877
Wichita, KS 67201­0877
Fax 316­266­8674 To file for benefits or to get claims information:
Local Calling Area 316­383­9947
Outside Local Calling Area 800­393­6333

Hearing/Speech Impaired TTY Users Only

To file a claim application or for other assistance 1­877­457­5432 or,
Kansas City local number ­ 913­287­6488

When filing a new claim, you will need to provide the complete name and address for each employer for whom you have worked during the last 18 months. You must also provide the date you began working and the date you last worked for each employer. You will be asked to provide your driver's license or state­issued identification number, if you have one. If you are not a U.S. citizen or National, you will be asked to provide your alien registration number and the date your work authorization expires. Your claim will be effective the Sunday of the week in which you file your claim.

After you file your claim, a form called Unemployment Insurance Determination will be mailed to you. This form will show:

  • The beginning date of your claim
  • Your base period
  • The amount of wages for insured work paid by each employer
  • Your weekly benefit amount
  • Your total benefit amount

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