Mar 092012
 

If live in California and recently lost your job without your fault. You can file California Unemployment Claim by using California Unemployment Claim phone system. The EDD has two telephone information systems available to obtain Unemployment Insurance (UI) information by Self-Service Information Line and Main Telephone Numbers system. Continue reading “California Unemployment Claim Phone Number” »

Feb 202012
 

If you live in Alabama and recently lost your job you can file a New or Reopened Claim for Unemployment Compensation by calling the Alabama Initial Claims Line. An automated attendant will ask a number of questions before referring you to a live Customer Service Representative to finish the application process. Continue reading “Alabama Unemployment Claim Phone Number” »

Jan 302012
 
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If you’ve recently lost your job in Arkansas, you may be eligible for Arkansas Unemployment Insurance benefits. Arkansas unemployment benefits provide temporary compensation between $79 – $441 per week, depending on wages to those workers meeting the eligibility requirements of Arkansas law. You may choose to file for weekly benefits online. To use ArkNet, Arkansas’s continued claims website, you must have access to a computer, a printer, and an Internet Connection.

Documents you will need:
  • Your PIN (If you do not already have a current a PIN for unemployment insurance purposes, you will be asked to establish a Personal Identification Number the first time you access this site.)
  • Your social Security number (SSN)
  • States you have worked in within the past 18 months other than Arkansas
  • Complete and correct information on your last employer including name & address.
  • Your last day of work prior to applying for unemployment
  • Why you are no longer with your employer
  • Your driver’s license or State issued ID card number
  • Your mailing address, city, state and zip code
  • If you are not a citizen of the USA, you will need to provide your work authorization number
  • The gross amount of pay you earned for the week (Regardless of whether or not you have actually been paid.)
The basic requirements for collecting unemployment are:
  • You must be physically and mentally able to work. If you are not able to work you do not qualify for unemployment but may qualify for other assistance.
  • You must have been employed. The Arkansas Department Of Workforce Services publishes requirements for wages earned or time worked during an established period of time referred to as a “base period.”
  • You must be determined to be unemployed through no fault of your own as defined under Arkansas law.
  • You must file ongoing claims and respond to questions concerning your continued eligibility.
  • You must report any earnings from work and any job offers or refusal of work during any claim period.
  • Meet any other unemployment eligibility requirements of Arkansas law.
Eligibility:
  1. Base period is the first four of the last 5 completed calendar quarters prior to the quarter you file your initial claim for benefits.
  2. You must have covered wages in at least 2 quarters of your base period.
  3. Your total base period wages must equal 27 times the weekly benefit amount.
Filing for Unemployment:

Arkansas claims must be mailed or brought to an Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (DWS) office in person. You can pick up a UI Claimant form (Application for Unemployment Benefits) at a DWS office or download form DWS-ARK-501. Arkansas does not yet have a system to file initial Unemployment claims online or over the phone. Arkansas Department of Workforce Services office locations can be found online.

Filing Your Weekly Claim:

You can complete weekly filings online or by phone (Sunday 12:01am – Friday 6:00pm). To file your weekly unemployment claim, you’ll need your SSN, Personal Identification Number (PIN), and total gross earnings and hours if you worked.

File Weekly Claim Online:
  1. Visit the ArkNet website at www.arknet.arkansas.gov.
  2. Enter in your Social Security number, date of birth and PIN. Click on the “Login” button to be taken to the online claim form.
  3. Answer the online questions regarding your job search efforts, availability for work and earned income during the week. If you have earned wages, even if you have not yet been paid, you must disclose the amount earned and the employer. Verify your answers and click on “Submit” to file your weekly claim. You only have 15 minutes to complete your online claim before the system automatically logs you out. You will receive online confirmation once you have successfully submitted your continued claim application.
File Claim by Phone:
  1. File claim telephone using Arkansas’s Interactive voice response system, ArkLine at 1-501-907-2590 (Sunday 12:01am – Friday 6:00pm).
  2. To file your weekly unemployment claim, you’ll need your SSN, Personal Identification Number (PIN), and total gross earnings and hours if you worked.
Note:
  • You must make your weekly filing within 7 days after the Saturday of the week claimed. Make sure you file each week – If you skip a weekly claim filing, the system suspends you.
  • Your first week of benefits is called a “waiting week” – this means you will not be paid benefits during your first week of eligibility, but you must still file a claim to get credit for waiting.
  • For each claim, you will receive a deposit to your debit card the next business day after weekly filing date. If benefits cannot be paid that week, DWS will mail you a message stating why, mailed the next business day after weekly filing date.

Resource: www.arkansas.gov

Jan 282012
 
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If you’ve recently lost your job in Arizona, you may be eligible for Arizona Unemployment Insurance benefits. You can apply for unemployment benefits for Arizona. Arizona unemployment benefits provide temporary compensation to those workers meeting the eligibility requirements of Arizona law. This is a guide to filing your claim for Arizona unemployment benefits. Your eligibility for Arizona unemployment benefits is based upon wages earned in the Arizona base period from employers who were required to pay Arizona unemployment insurance tax on your wages. Federal and military employees are covered differently.

Documents you will need:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Country of residence
  • Name/address/phone of all employers for the last 18 months
  • Last date of work
  • Total amount of severance, accrued holiday, vacation, unused sick pay, all before deductions. Include date it was paid.
  • The name and local number of your union hall, if you’re a union worker.
  • Copy #4 of your DD Form 214, if you were discharged from the military in the last 18 months.
  • SF 8 or SF 50, if you were a Federal employee in the last 18 months.
  • If you are collecting a pension (not including Social Security) make sure you have the amount per month and start date
  • Alien Registration Number, expiration, and type, if you are not a US Citizen.
Eligibility and Requirements:
  • Unemployed due to no fault of your own.
  • Able to work, available for work, willing to accept suitable work and actively seeking full time work.
  • You must have worked minimum number of weeks specified by the State. Arizona State minimum weeks of covered employment requirement.
  • You must have earned minimum amount of wages specified by State during this period. This amount may change every year. You can get complete eligibility criteria and the benefits calculator from state website mentioned in the next section. Minimum wages earned during the base period.

Instruction

File your Claim:

Arizona unemployment benefits are between $60 to $240 per week depending on wages. Federal Additional Compensation currently adds $25 per week. You can file your application for unemployment compensation online, by mail or by visiting local employment office or through telephone. Online application is the quickest and most efficient option which will also be available 24×7, 7 days a week.

File Claim Online:
  1. Go to Arizona Department of Economic Security website at https://www.azdes.gov/landing.aspx?id=4211 and click on the link File Your Weekly UI Claims.
  2. Then read the next page and make sure you have all the required information in your hand and click on the red button Proceed.
  3. Select the language that you want to use.
  4. Click Proceed and read the information, then click File a claim.
  5. Answer the three questions and click on the button Continue.
  6. Enter your Social Security number and create a four-digit personal identification number (PIN) for security purposes. Click Continue.
  7. Enter your date of birth, name and gender. Click Continue.
  8. Enter the requested information over the next few pages, including your Green Card number if you have one, military status, employers over the past 18 months and your current status for employment. Submit your claim.
  9. Check your mail for a letter detailing a day and time when a claims representative will call you for an interview to determine your eligibility for the unemployment claim. The representative will tell you how long it will be before you receive your check in the mail; it usually takes one to two weeks to receive the first check.
File Claim By Phone:

If you want file your claim by phone, call the unemployment compensation services.

Phoenix #: 602-364-2722.
Tucson #: 520-791-2722.
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf: 1-877-877-6226
Toll-free 1-877-600-2722.

Due to high call volumes, Arizona officials ask that if your Social Security number ends in 0, 1, 2, or 3, you call on Monday. If your Social Security number ends in 4, 5, 6, or 7, you call on Tuesday. Anyone can apply by phone on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.

Note:

Also you can file claim to visit a One-Stop Center in any Arizona town to apply for your benefits.

Jan 282012
 
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If you live in the state of Alabama and you have recently lost your job without your own fault. You can file your unemployment claim online and get benefits per week range from a minimum of $45.00 to a maximum of $265.00, it will be calculated using your base period earnings. If you want to file your claim online it is easy and convenient and save your time and expense of driving to your local state office to file for unemployment. It’s easy and can be done from any computer.

Before you file your claim make sure you have necessary documents in your hand and you are eligible to apply for Alabama Unemployment Compensation.

Documents you will need:
  • Your Social Security Number.
  • Your work history for the last 18 months, including your employers’ business names, addresses, telephone numbers, and dates of employment.
  • Your alien registration number, IF you are not a U.S. Citizen.
  • Copy # 4 of your DD Form 214, IF released from the military in the past 18 months.
  • Your Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) certification letter and/or TAA petition number, IF you are filing for Trade Adjustment Assistance Benefits.
  • The name and local number of your union hiring hall, IF you obtain your work through a union hiring hall.
  • Your bank routing number and checking/savings account number, IF Direct Deposit is desired
    A telephone number where you can be reached during normal business hours at 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM on Monday-Friday.
  • You must have worked during the last year for an employer covered under the Alabama unemployment insurance tax.
  • You lost your job and there you have no fault, like a layoff or company closure.
  • Your income must also meet eligibility requirements.
  • According to the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations, the average earnings of a worker’s two highest-paid quarters in the previous year must equal a minimum amount specified by law and the worker’s total wages for the base period must equal or exceed the highest earnings period by one and a half percent.

Instruction

  1. Go to Alabama Department of Industrial Relations website at http://dir.alabama.gov and click on the button titled Unemployed Workers Located on middle of Alabama Department of Industrial Relations website.
  2. Then select the option Establish a New or Reopen a UC Claim by clicking on the checking box from top of that page and click on the button Continue located on bottom of this page.
  3. Then you will appeared on the page called Official State Website – DIR Initial Claim for Unemployment Compensation Section and click the button Proceed.
  4. Then enter your Social Security Number (SSN) without any spaces and dashes, Re-Enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for verification on the parapet box.
  5. Create a 4-digit personal identification number (PIN) or enter an established PIN on a current claim. Remember PIN should be all numeric and don’t share your PIN with any others person. Re-enter your 4-digit PIN for verification.
  6. Answer the question shown on the page by clicking on checking box Yes or No and click on the button Continue.
  7. If you want to direct deposit of your benefits to your bank account you will need to provide your bank routing and account number and a telephone number where you can be reached during regular business hours.
  8. Enter the necessary information will be required and reads the final page carefully. Make sure that your claim has been submitted. If you do not see that page, your claim is not finished and won’t be processed.
  9. Once your unemployment compensation has been approved by returning to the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations website file your weekly certification online and clicking the button that asks if you would like to file weekly claim certification.
Note:

You can also file your claim from any touch-tone telephone by calling the Initial Claims Line (toll free) at 1-866-234-5382 and your call will be answered by an electronic Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, which will ask you some initial questions.

Jan 282012
 
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If you live in Alaska and lost your job without your won fault you can file Alaska unemployment insurance benefits and get a weekly benefit between $56 – $370 per week and an additional $24 per week for each dependent child (maximum three for maximum additional $72 per week). You will get benefits by direct deposit or by check. If you want to file Alaska unemployment insurance benefits make sure you have necessary documents in your hand and you are eligible to apply Alaska unemployment insurance benefits. Then follow the simple step below-

Information you will Need:

Whether filing for benefits online or by telephone, you will need to provide some basic information about yourself such as:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Social security number
  • Name, address, and telephone number of your last employer
  • Your last day worked
  • Reason for leaving the job
  • Wages earned during the last week of employment
  • If you are not a US citizen or national, you will need your Alien Registration Number, expiration date and document type
For Federal Employee and Ex-Military Person:
  • If you were a federal employee and were discharged, you can get unemployment compensation for federal civilian employees. You must provide an SF-8 form from the government employer.
  • You can get unemployment if you are an ex-military person. If you served in active duty in the last 18 months, you may be eligible. You will require to provide discharge papers (form DD-214). Disaster unemployment assistance is available for up to 26 weeks if you are unemployed because of a disaster.
Requirements:
  • Unemployed due to no fault of your own.
  • Able to work, available for work, willing to accept suitable work and actively seeking full time work.
  • The base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters before the week you file an initial claim.
Eligibility:
  • You must have been paid by an employer that must comply with unemployment insurance laws (covered employment).
  • You must have earned at least $2,500 in gross income over two calendar quarters of the base period. The Base Period for Alaska is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters prior to the quarter in which a claim for benefits is filed.
  • You must continue to be eligible each week that you claim benefits – meaning you must be able to work, available for work, and actively seeking work.

Instruction

File online:

  1. If you want to file an unemployment claim online go to the link http://labor.alaska.gov/esd_unemployment_insurance/ and click File Unemployment Benefits Online.
  2. Then read next page carefully and click the link myAlaska
  3. If you’re already registered, sign in and begin using applications or manage your profile through the registered user portal by clicking the link Sign into myAlaska. Then Sign in your existing account by entering your Username and Password
  4. If you new user start using myAlaska applications in just a few minutes by clicking the link Register for a myAlaska Account. Then create your Username it must be unique among myAlaska participants. If your first choice is not unique you will have to choose again. It must be between 1 and 120 characters long, and may contain only letters, numbers, and the following special characters: – _ @ . Your Username must be without any spaces and any other special characters. myAlaska does not distinguish between upper and lower case letters in usernames.
  5. Then create you Password and it must be between six and fifty characters long and may contain letters, numbers and special characters. Then enter your Password again for Verifying purpose.
  6. Select your Secret Question by using the drop-down menu and answer the question.
  7. Enter your email address and re-enter your email address for verifying your email address you enter is correct.
  8. Accept the User Agreement by clicking the checking box and click the button Start Registration.
  9. Then enter the necessary information and get your benefits.
Also you can file your claim by phone or the local office nearest you if you wish to apply in person:

If you want to file Claim by phone call one of the state’s UI Claim Centers-

Anchorage 907-269-4700
Juneau 907-465-5552
Fairbanks 907-451-2871
Or toll free 888-252-2557

Note:
  • When you file your claim you will receive your monetary determination letter with details and monetary determination letter will detail how many weeks your actual benefits will last, between a minimum 16 to maximum 26 weeks.