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Are you willing to actively look for a job?

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Did your employer pay unemployment taxes ("Covered Employment")?

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Did you earn at least $ 4200 in the base period in

Base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters. If you are filing today, base period is Jul 2013 - Sep 2013 to Apr 2014 - Jun 2014

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Did you quit your last job due to unsafe working conditions, not being paid, discrimination and / or health and safety risks?

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Were you fired for no fault of your own?

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Were you laid off for no fault of your own?

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CALL: 1-800-891-6499 (8:00 to 5:00 Monday-Tuesday and 8:00 to 4:30 Wednesday-Friday) to file an Unemployment Compensation Claim.

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State Name: Indiana

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Disclaimer: The estimates are given in good faith and accuracy is not guaranteed. We are not liable for loss or damage caused by the tools on our website.

    State: Indiana (IN)
    Phone Number: 1-800-891-6499 (8:00 to 5:00 Monday-Tuesday and 8:00 to 4:30 Wednesday-Friday) to file an Unemployment Compensation Claim.
    File Online: http://www.in.gov/dwd/
    Major Towns: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville , South Bend, Hammond, Bloomington, Gary,Carmel, Fishers, Muncie

    Current Unemploymnet Rate in Indiana

    Indiana Unemployment Questions

    How do I apply for unemployment benefits?
    To apply for unemployment benefits, go to Uplink CSS, the online system for unemployment insurance claims or if you don't have internet access, go to your nearest full service WorkOne Center as soon as you become unemployed. You will be required to report your last employer's name, mailing address, phone number & dates of employment as well as your address, social security number & phone number.

    How much am I entitled to receive in unemployment benefits?
    Benefits are based upon total wages earned during your base period. The minimum amount paid per week in Indiana is $50, while the maximum is currently $390. The highest quarter of your base period determines your weekly amount. A claimant would need at least $9,250 in their highest quarter to receive $390 per week.

    What is my password?
    A password is the 8 to 20 characters (letters or numbers) you created when you entered your application into the Uplink CSS, our online system for filing your claims. If you have forgotten your password, please contact the Help Line at 1-800-891-6499 or your local WorkOne Center. The local center or Help Line can reset the system, so that you can enter a new password.

    When will I receive my first payment?
    You should receive your first payment within 3 weeks if there are no issues on your claim for benefits. You are not paid benefits for the first week you claim after filing for benefits (the first voucher you submit) because this is your waiting period week.

    What are issues, and why are there issues on my claim?
    An issue can be associated with your claim if circumstances occur such as being terminated from your last employer or you were eligible for severance or vacation pay at the time of separation. Other issues may occur due to how you answered the questions on your voucher. These issues must be resolved before payments can be released.

    Why don't I receive a check for my first voucher?
    Indiana law requires a one waiting period week, which means you do not receive a check for the first week of your claim if you meet eligibility requirements.

    Why is my claim being reviewed?
    Issues associated with your claim will cause a review of your claim and delay payment of benefits.

    Why was I told I could draw benefits for a year?
    All claims for unemployment benefits are in effect for a 52-week period called a benefit year. However, the maximum number of weeks full benefits are paid is 26, with some claims having fewer weeks. If you are paid all 26 weeks of a claim before the expiration of the benefit year, you will not be eligible to file a new claim until that benefit year ends.

    What is my Benefit Year-End (BYE) date?
    Your Benefit Year-End (BYE) date is the Saturday that ends the 52nd week after you filed your claim for unemployment benefits. Your local WorkOne Center can provide you with this date. Also, it is located on your monetary determination that was mailed to you after filing your claim.

    Received a "Notice of Overpayment" and can't afford to pay all this back at once. Can I make?
    Yes, to talk to someone about a repayment agreement, call 317-233-4838 or 317-233-4839.



Questions & Answers

  1. Deann M says:

    Can you collect unemployment if you close & sell your business to retire?

    I am not sure if the wife did collect but I was told by the husband he collected unemployment for a year after they closed & sold their business?
    The couple soley owned this company for several decades before selling it to retire. I was told that the husband collected unemployment for a year because “I earned it by paying into it” . Even though he was eligible to collect social security he first collected unemployment so he could raise his ss by waiting a year. doesn’t sound right to me but maybe it is legal??

    • Adrian says:

      If the business paid into the state UI taxes,you should be able to collect.

      Please check with the labor dept in your state.

  2. Candy says:

    How soon after applying for unemployment do I have to file my weekly voucher?

    • Adrian says:

      If you filed online,please log in to check for directions in this regard or call the customer service of the labor dept in your state.

  3. Marty graham says:

    I resigned from my job after being on FMLA for 6 weeks. I have worked there for 20+ years. I found other job through a temp service,but am not able to perform the job duties. Can I draw unemployment from the first job if I leave the temp job?

    • Adrian says:

      I guess you must be able to.You must have a good reason to have quit your second job.

      Please check with the labor dept in your state before filing.

  4. Brian Sisson says:

    I worked for a company, through a staffing agency for over a year full time(55 hrs a week). Through no fault of my own the company decided they no longer needed me and let me go(end of assignment) I am staying in touch with the agency but, can I file until further employment can be found?

    • Adrian says:

      If your employment was on the rolls and fulfills all conditions of a full time regular employment,please consider applying.

  5. Andria Powell says:

    My husband’s employment transferred him from Indiana to Georgia. I had to quit my job of 7 years and needless to say I am moving to Georgia. This is beyond my control. I was wondering how I go about filing for unemployment benefits.

  6. tonka says:

    Does a person have to work 12 consecutive months to qualify for unemployment?

    • Adrian says:

      Mostly an Yes since they generally consider 4 of the last five quarters worked for monetary and other eligibility.

  7. brian carr says:

    after applying how long do i wait for update?

  8. raul says:

    not sure why I haven’t received my paper work to file my taxes with. is there some sort of hold…or just behind on things?

  9. ryan lambert says:

    I have filed for unemployment for almost 4 weeks and I have not received anything. why?

  10. Lisa says:

    I work production and the company has been very slow because of weather conditions, therefore there is not need for us. And the company has cut hours, so can I collect unemployment.

    • Adrian says:

      For any reduction in hours, you can apply for UI compensation.Please note that there are other eligibility conditions that needs to be met.

  11. Katherine Kokinda says:

    The place where I work is going to be closing due to they lost their lawsuit with the owner of the place they were renting from. Our last day of being opened is Sunday 12/22/13. We will be going to another store but it won’t be for a week. he store we are going to has over 20 employees already so we won’t be getting the same amount of hours that we get now. My question is can I file for unemployment for the week that I will not be working due to this, and can I receive it for the lost of wages?

  12. Dave Watson says:

    Because I was not able to find a full time job before my unemployment claim ran out I was forced to work 2 part time jobs. I average about 30 hours a week between the two. I have worked at one of them for 1 year and the other for 10 months. Can I file for any benefits now while I work these jobs and continue to seek a better full time job?

  13. Angela says:

    I filed a claim on 6/12/13 and have not heard anything yet if i was denied benefits.I was fired because they felt i did not handle a situation correctly. Will i still be eligible for unemployment? Other question is the 21 days that it takes business days?

  14. cassie maners says:

    my boss wants me to transfer but the thing is i spend half my check on gas already for the appointments that i do for them and i cant work for free. and they not give me gas back or some then they are going to fire me. i was wondering how much i have to make befor i gan draw unemployment.

    • Baggie says:

      Hi Cassie,

      You can discuss about your problems with your boss and document the same. If your problem is unresolved, you may quit the job. While filing for unemployment, you will have to furnish the documents where you discussed your problems. This is necessary and remember that the burden of proof is on you to show that you are quitting for a good cause and due to no fault of your own.
      Here are the earning requirements in the state of Indiana –
      During your base period months, you must have wages a minimum of $4200 of which $2500 must be in the last 6 months of the base period
      Also, your total wages in the base period must be at least 1.5 times your highest quarter wages.

  15. Liz Olesen says:

    Can a person take college classes full time while on unemployment rather than job searching to finish up a degree and help their employability?

  16. Rocky Thompson says:

    My unemployment benefits amount stated to recieve and the amount I recieved is to different amounts, the amount stated did’nt total the amount recieved. Can you help me with this?

  17. Audrey Ecton-Crawford says:

    If a person has lot their job because of a company “take over”, what needs to be done for the individual to immediately begin unemployment benefits and how much per week will that person recieve?

    Thank you….

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