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Maine Unemployment Weekly Claims

Filing Your Claims by the Internet or Telephone. You cannot file a weekly claim by the Internet or the telephone if you do not have an active claim. If you do not file your claim for the current or previous week in a timely manner, the automated Internet or telephone systems will not accept your claim. You will need to call 1-800-593-7660 to reopen your claim. If your claim is active, you may file your claim for the week that has just ended and/or the previous week on online at; then, under Featured Links, click on File a New or Weekly Unemployment Claim Online, or call 1-800-593-7660 any time after 12:01 AM, Sunday morning.

You will need your PIN number to access this function of our automated systems. Follow all the prompts and wait for the system to confirm that your claim has been accepted. If you log off your computer or hang up the telephone before you receive this confirmation, you will need to begin again.

Filing Your Claims by Mail. Mail your weekly claim card to your UC Claims Center as soon as you can AFTER the Saturday week ending date on the claim card. Use the UC Claims Center addresses listed on the back cover of Benefit Risghts Booklet (Page No-26). It is advantageous to file your claim as soon as possible after that Saturday date.

Questions & Answers

  1. Wanda Morse says:

    I have tried my best to get a job but up here it is difficult to find work.

  2. Wanda Morse says:

    I am applying online right now, I applied early this week to three stores, Michaels Art & Craft Kohls and Tarket. On June 30.

  3. Wanda Morse says:

    I applied for jobs online but got no response. I tried to make my claim Sunday but it would not let me in.

    • Adrian says:

      Please keep trying with regard to job applications. Remember,there may be hundreds applying for the same position. You must call them to get an update.

      Call the customer service of the labor dept in your state to check if they lock the system on Sundays.

  4. Kenneth Grass says:

    would like to change my account to direct deposit if possible

    • Adrian says:

      If you’ve filed online,please log onto your account and see if there is an option to do so or you can also call the claims center/phone service to find out if you can do so.

  5. christi wallace says:

    I thought my filing was up to date. I get messed up sometimes due to getting paid bi-weekly. I have checked to see if there was a balance on my Chase card. there is zero balance. I will file again for the week of May 5-11. Sorry if it appears I’ve been negligent.

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