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North Dakota Unemployment Application

You must file a new claim or reopen an existing claim online (Job Service North Dakota’s UI ICE internet site) or by calling the claims center at 701-328-4995 (TTY: 800-366-6888) in order to receive unemployment insurance benefits. Your claim is effective the Sunday of the week in which you file your claim. Job Service cannot backdate your claim.

Information Needed While Filing Claim

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Name, address and telephone number of all employers for whom you worked in the last 18 months or since last registering
  • Wage you are willing to accept
  • Union Local name and number
  • DD214 member copy 4 (proof of military service and wages)
  • SF8 and SF50 (proof of federal civilian service and wages)
  • Your alien identification number (non-U.S. citizen authorized to work in the U.S.)

Note: The unemployment insurance online and phone systems are unavailable from 10 p.m. to midnight (CT), Monday through Friday and periodically for system maintenance. The Claims Center is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. You can complete questions by phone after normal business hours but must call back during regular business hours if you are required to speak with a claims center representative.

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Questions & Answers

  1. Loren says:

    I have been working in North Dakota for 4 years. I have a residence here also. My days of work have been recently cut from 5 days a week to 2, which has drastically cut my income to 1/3 what I was making. I still am working for the company and trying to ride out this slow period. Am I eligible for any benefits to fill in the loss?

  2. Marjorie Kimball says:

    I worked for Bismarck Police Dept. for 4 years and my husband has severe heart health issues that required us to move to a warmer and drier climates in NM. I had to resign my position. Am I eligible for unemployment benefits.

    • Martin says:

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

      Please check further with the Unemployment Office in your state.

  3. LYLE LADOUCEUR says:

    I WORK AS A CITY EMPLOYEE and have trouble breathing IN THE COLD AIR
    THEY ASKED ME IF I WOULD CONSIDER BEING LAYED OFF UNTIL 15 March 2016 and
    I AGREED. THEY REPLACED ME WITH ANOTHER PERSON UNTI THEN. DO I QUALIFY?

    • Martin says:

      Well, personal reasons such as health issues are not considered.

      Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state and apply if you’re eligible.

  4. Carlos e says:

    I need a extention of my unemployment benefits how do I apply I work for 4 years in north dakota

  5. pie123 says:

    I work for northern improvement season is over I would like to reopen my claim

  6. Shari R says:

    I work in the lunch room at the public schools. We do not work in the summer. Am I eligible to file for unemployment?

  7. James A. Isaac says:

    I would like to file for unemployment.

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