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Missouri Unemployment Weekly Claims

After you have filed a new claim, or renewed an existing claim, you will need to file a weekly certification for each week and, if required, you also must search for work.

A claim week begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday. You must wait until the week is over before you make the weekly certification for benefits. Beginning on the Sunday after you file your initial or renewed claim, you should file your first weekly certification. Continue to file each week until you return back to work. You must file your weekly certification within 14 days from the end of the week (Saturday) you are claiming.

Internet: Visit www.moclaim.mo.gov. Make sure you complete the form and receive a confirmation page, or you will have to start again.

Telephone: Call the number for your area RCC. Your call will be answered by the automated (IVR) system. Choose the option of filing a claim, and answer the recorded questions, using 1 for “Yes” and 9 for “No”.

Regional Claims Centers:

  • Jefferson City – 573-751-9040
  • Kansas City – 816-889-3101
  • St. Louis – 314-340-4950
  • Springfield – 417-895-6851
  • Outside Local Calling Area – 800-320-2519
  • Fax Number – 573-751-9730 (This is the central fax number, so make sure to mark the item to the attention of the person to whom you are sending it.)

If you answer a question wrongly, you will be given an opportunity to correct your answer. If you hang up before you hear that your claim has been accepted, you will have to call again and start over.

Whether using the Internet or telephone to file, you may only claim the weeks presented to you, which will not exceed the three prior weeks. If you have any problems or questions, call your area RCC. Once you have completed the weekly filing, you must contact your area RCC to change or correct an answer.

Questions & Answers

  1. david w. jackson says:

    reschedule my recuired job service orientation

  2. Jill Triska says:

    how do I file my weekly job contacts. I tried using the provided link and found myself spinning in circles. It took me nowhere. I tried calling the provided phone number and only got a digital recording that did not answer my question and while I was told to hold to speak to a live person, it disconnected all four times I tried.

  3. Terssia Forsee says:

    I have been filing claims for over 6 weeks I have had a phone interview with a lady from your office my account is set up but still no benefits are being paid to me. I have tryed and tryed to call and still can not get threw to talk to anyone. I need to know yes or no

  4. Alfreda Walker says:

    I had an unemployment claim and I was claiming every week even though I was not getting paid because I owe $81.25 for an overpayment. I tried to pay the amount I owe to start back receiving benefits and was told I am not an insured worker is this correct?

    • kathy says:

      If you are self employed or work for an employer who does not pay into unemployment (church, school) it may be true. Call the local office and ask why you are uninsured.

  5. Ronald W. Blair says:

    I live in Il and filed the 15th of July electronically. I was not given any information as to how many job applications a week I am required to submit. My number is XXXXXXXXXXXX7137. Would you please notify at your earliest. I have applied a few places this week but was told that the first week it was not necessary. Please advise.
    Thanks
    Ron Blair

    • Baggie says:

      Hi Ronald,

      Usually, you will be asked to make 3-4 job contacts each week. You were informed of the number of job contacts you must make each week when you filed your claim. You need to start your weekly claims right after filing your initial claim and this is needed for the waiting week as well during which you will not receive any pay.

  6. Lisa Grayson says:

    If I missed filing a week for unemployment and was denied for that week, is there a way to get those weeks’ benefits? I have been filing via my phone as that is the only Internet I have and did not realize I had t filed for that week and when I did, I filed 15 days past. Is the appeals process my option and will I keep future weeks benefits? I’ve been looking through the site but am still not certain.
    Thank you.

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