File a Weekly Claim

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.