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Kansas Unemployment Phone Numbers

Use the following numbers to contact the unemployment office. Please be prepared to wait for longer times if filing or claiming weekly benefits by phone.

UI Benefits

(785) 291-6100

Unemployment Contact Center

Kansas City (913) 596-3500
Topeka (785) 575-1460
Wichita (316) 383-9947
Toll-Free (800) 292-6333

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Except on State holidays

Weekly Claims

Kansas City Area (913) 287-6913
Topeka Area (785) 296-4337
Wichita Area (316) 269-0633

No toll free number to file weekly claims.

UI Appeals

(785) 296-1800

Questions & Answers

  1. Todd Heath says:

    I am in the middle of a mess! Kansas is crooked. They have came up with every reason to deny my payment and the couple I was actually received they want back. I am part of their reemployment service and have done EVERYTHING they have asked of me including driving 60 miles each way 3 times in 1 week to the workforce center but still every week I get disqualified so I call the contact center and they straight lie to you and say that I will receive the payments but yet still denied. I can’t keep driving to the workforce center much longer since this has gone on since feb and I have only got 3 payments and they want 2 back!! Yes I have filled appeals out the wazoo but nothing ever happens. They would rather we all are homeless and starve so we can’t even file. I lost my job thru no fault of my own and have done everything asked still nothing.

    • Martin says:

      Todd,

      I can understand your frustration. Please keep calm and make sure all supporting documents are produced for review during the hearing.

      Best Wishes

  2. Cheryl Scott says:

    I do not see anywhere in the KS online weekly questions that allows you to address my issue. I can work but have had lifting, sitting and standing restrictions since 2001. At that time I was encouraged to get disability but I refused to do so. So, I can work but can’t find any jobs yet that meet that criteria. I had to leave my professional career for this reason.

  3. Daniel bryan says:

    Y every time I call it tells me it problems and I can’t file????

  4. Derek says:

    I am coming to the end of a contract in wichita and I am eligible for unemployment. My question is can they deny it because they wanted to make an offer and I told them I was only staying the duration of the contract. No official offer has ever been presented.

    • Martin says:

      Contract employees are generally not eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance.

      Please check further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  5. Christine Lennox says:

    I was wondering, my son has been working at the same job since last year. For the past few months his employer due to money difficulties of his own has begun subtracting from all his employees paychecks. My son has been working hours that he is not getting paid for. Twice now he went to the bank to cash his check and was told there was insufficient funds. My question is, if he leaves his job because of this can he collect unemployment? His employer is expecting him and his other employees to work for free till he can afford to pay them.

    • Martin says:

      Generally, voluntary resignation is not considered. However, there can be exception such as your son’s.

      Please ask him to call the labor authorities in your state and apply accordingly.

  6. Christine Lennox says:

    I was wondering, my son has been working at the same job since last year. For the past few months his employer due to money difficulties of his own has begun subtracting from all his employees paychecks. My son has been working hours that he is not getting paid for. Twice now he went to the bank to cash his check and was told there was insufficient funds. My question is, if he leaves his job because of this can be collect unemployment? His employer is expecting him and his other employees to work for free till he can afford to pay them.

    • Martin says:

      Well, if your son quits voluntarily, he will not qualify.

      However, there will be exceptions. Please ask him to contact the labor authorities in the state and apply accordingly.

  7. Erika Nesbitt says:

    I can I have taxes withheld from my unemployment benefit?

  8. Catherine Kinkaid says:

    I have a determination letter from the state of Kansas saying I am eligible to receive weekly benefits. It was from the end of last October and they have not sent any benefits. I have called repeatedly and kept on hold for a min of 2 hours to over 4 hours each time to be told it is an “IT” problem and they are not able to help. I have been told by the Kansas Workforce center that the state is not paying out benefits to anyone that filed from Oct 1, 2013. There are no phone numbers to the IT, I’ve written several letters, I do not get a response! I need some help! Is this legal???? for a state NOT to pay out benefits?

    • Adrian says:

      I am not aware of any information where Kansas is not paying out any benefits.See if you can check status online for updates or you may even consider visiting any of the offices in your city/town.

      • Cathy Kinkaid says:

        Adrian,
        Thank you for your reply. Kansas does not have any offices which you can go in person. They only have call centers which do not all anyone to visit. I’m at a loss, I’ve scoured for email address etc., to address my problem but have not had any luck. I have a mortgage to pay, and no income for 3 months is insane! Any further ideas would be greatly appreciated!

  9. Kathy L Anderson says:

    Hello I was laid off from LeaderOne Financail Corp, 11020 King Street, Overland Park KS 66210 on 1/15/14. I live in Missouri, do I file an unemployment claim with Kansas or Missouri?

  10. Kara L Danner says:

    I called in last week because I have not received my weekly claims for unemployment yet and I should have 2 claims. The first is for the week ending Oct 26 and the other for Nov 2nd. I was told they sent the funds to Citi who then sends out the credit card. I still haven’t received ANYTHING. Can someone please help me find where my claim is? I was told last week when I called that I should have received it in the mail last week. I need to get this resolved as quickly as possible. Thanks

  11. Kelsey says:

    Is there a way to get a copy of my unemployment tax return information for 2011?

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