File a Weekly Claim

Update:

Payments for the week ending January 14, 2017 will be issued the evening of January 17, 2017 if you have reported your weekly continued claim. You will not be able to check the status of your UI claim for week ending January 14, 2017 until January 18th, 2017.  

How to File a Weekly Claim

Most claimants can receive unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for up to 26 weeks, and in some cases 39 weeks.  To receive payments after filing for UI benefits, a claimant must confirm eligibility every week using the claims reporting system.

Each week that the weekly claim is filed, the claimant will be asked to certify the following:

  • are unemployed or working only reduced hours
  • are able and available for work
  • have not refused any job offers or referrals
  • are actively looking for work (unless waived)
  • are reporting any pension they may be receiving
  • are reporting any gross wages, vacation (PTO), severance and/or holiday pay they may be receiving

The weekly claim can be filed online or by mobile devices.

Hours to Submit a Weekly Claim

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

9:00 am Saturday to 11:30 pm Sunday 

Check the Status of a UI Claim (Benefit Inquiry)

The 'status of claim' option allows claimants to verify:

  • the last week UI benefits were claimed
  • the date and amount of the last UI benefit payment 
  • the remaining balance of UI benefits available to receive

The 'status of claim' or 'UI benefit payment' is available online.

Hours to Check Status of a UI Claim

Tuesday through Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

If Monday is a holiday, the 'status of claim' option is not available until Wednesday of that week.