How Do I Claim Weekly Benefits?
Each week you are unemployed and want to claim benefit payments, you must certify that you:
- are unemployed or working reduced hours;
- are able and available for work;
- have not refused any job offers or referrals to a job;
- are actively looking for work (unless waived); and
- are reporting any pay or private pension you may be receiving.
To file your weeklycontinued claim by telephone, just call the continued claims reporting system at (800) 8505627 (outside the Des Moines area) or 2816231 (in the Des Moines calling area). An Interactive Voice Response unit (IVR) will answer and will ask you the eligibility questions one at a time.
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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