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Arkansas Unemployment Application

To activate your unemployment claim, you must first complete an “Application For Unemployment Benefits” which can be obtained from your local Department of Workforce Services office. This is necessary when you are filling a new claim or re-activating an existing one. Delays in filing this form could cause benefits not to be paid for weeks prior to the filing date of the claim.

A claim for Unemployment Insurance may be filed in person at any Department of Workforce Services office or on forms for filing claims by mail, which have been placed in most public buildings.

To file for Unemployment, or if you are a job seeker, please click here for a list of Local Offices near you or call the Information Desk toll-free at 1-855-225-4440.

For claim online, you can make use of EZARC (Easy Arkansas Claims) which is a web-based application that allows filing an initial or additional claim for Arkansas Unemployment Insurance via the Internet.

Please have the following while filing your initial claim:

  1. Your Social Security number
  2. The names, addresses, and phone numbers for all your employers for the last eighteen (18) months
  3. Alien Registration number or Visa number, if you are not a U.S. citizen
  4. Your complete mailing address and phone number
  5. The dates you worked and the reason you left each employer

Want to know about how much you will receive?? —–>Calculate your benefits here

Read Frequently Asked Questions for Claimants in Arkansas

Unemployed?? ——>Check your eligibility for unemployment benefits

Questions & Answers

  1. Jewe says:

    Ok,I work at a place where my sales have been stolen. I keep getting in trouble for trivial things like speaking to someone’s customer and my boss keeps telling me she’s gonna let me go. On her bad days she’ll say she’s gonna let me know by the end of the day if I still have a job. If I quit will I be eligible for unemployment?

  2. Robinon Leander says:

    I was Quit my job reason cause family emergency

    • Adrian says:

      You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  3. Donna Boyce says:

    I draw full Social Security Retirement and work full time as I am over 66 years of age. I will be laid off from job due to lack of work – I was told I can draw unemployment benefits even though I receive SSA retirement benefits. Is this true? I live in Arkansas.

  4. TONY Nacoste says:

    Filing for unemployment from PAM TRANSPORT

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