How Do I Apply For Unemployment Benefits?

You may file an application for unemployment benefits by completing the application on­line, by calling TELECLAIM, by applying at your nearest WorkForce Center, or by printing and returning the downloadable application form.

You should complete and submit an application for unemployment benefits form as soon as you lose your job or your work hours are reduced (accounts are effective the Sunday of the calendar week in which you return or submit the completed application form).

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.

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