Unemployment Compensation Expanded Due to COVID-19
Federal benefits of $300 per week have been extended
You should continue to file weekly claims if you remain unemployed.
How to File a Claim?
You can file a claim online or over the phone (1-866-234-5382).
What if I filed a claim and have not heard back?
- The Department of Labor is experiencing an extremely high volume of applicants, and so wait times have increased significantly. You may not hear back right away.
- The online portal may say your claim is denied, but you may receive additional information about the expanded benefits in the mail.
- If you are asked to send any information back, you should do so ASAP.
- Starting Jan. 4, 2021, you can call 1-800-361-4524 between 5 pm and midnight, Sun-Thurs, to make a phone appointment for a call back the next day. 600 callbacks will be scheduled each day.