Steps to File a Weekly Claim Certification

How can I file?

You may file your weekly claim certification either by going through our online web service by clicking  or by calling 1-800-379-1032.   Please be advised that you are required to certify your answers as correct prior to submitting your weekly certification. Once you submit the form, your answers become final and cannot be changed.  Therefore, it is important that you pay close attention to the questions and responses given when completing your weekly certification. If you are not sure of the question or aren’t able to concentrate, it would be in your best interest to stop the process (hang up or disconnect from the web) and either contact your local office for clarification or complete your filing at another time during the week.

How often do I file?

You must file your claim certification weekly to stay in active filing status. Remember that you will be filing for the prior week. To be considered timely filed, the weekly claim certification must be submitted between Sunday at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and Friday at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 

How does working affect my benefits?

You must report any earnings you have, no matter how small the amount.   You must report the earnings for the week in which you earn the money.  You can earn up to sixty (60) dollars per week without money being deducted from your weekly benefit amount. Any earnings over sixty (60) dollars will be deducted dollar for dollar from your weekly benefit amount.

What type of other income will affect my benefits?

All income must be reported to your unemployment claims office; however, not all income is deductible from unemployment benefits.

How are my benefits going to be paid to me?

You will be paid benefits via the state issued unemployment debit card unless you self-enroll for direct deposit.  We estimate your first payment to be made to you within two (2) weeks, provided there are no issues on your claim.

What requirements must I meet to receive my benefits?

You must be able to work full-time, available to work full-time and actively seeking full-time work for each week.  You are required to register with your local job service office or one-stop center before filing for your sixth week of benefits. Those who belong to a union that refers its members to jobs through a hiring hall, and are in good standing, doing what the union requires they do to be subject to call when jobs are available, are not required to seek work or complete job service registration.

If you are receiving benefits with a Low Earnings Report, you are not required to look for another job or take a job offered by another employer.  However, you must be available for full-time work as it is available through your employer.

How do I find out when my last payment was made?

Click to view the last six weeks of your benefit payment history.