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Oregon Unemployment Application

Applicants who wish to open a new claim for Oregon unemployment insurance can do so by either calling the Unemployment Insurance Agency or through the Internet. However, the option to file your claim through the internet is not available during the following timings due to maintenance routines:

Weekdays -10:00 pm to 2:00 am, Saturday 8:00 pm to Sunday 2:00 am, Sunday 8:30 pm to Monday 5:00 am.

The online claim facility will be unavailable everyday from 12:30 pm t0 2:00 am and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm every second Sunday of the month.

In case your attempt to file online fails or if you don’t have the facility to do it, claims can be filed through telephone calls. Following are the numbers of the local centers

  • Portland – 5034512400
  • Bend – 5413886207
  • Eugene – 5416867800

If you have any doubts regarding the filing process or related matters, you can call 1-800-FILE-4-UI (1-877-345-3484).

You will need the following information when you start a new claim –

  • Full name, mailing address, phone number
  • Social security number
  • Personal identification number
  • Wages earned during base period
  • Employment history during base period, which includes
    • Names of all employers you worked for
    • Address, contact details of base period employers
    • Start and end dates of jobs held during base period
  • Driver’s license (if any)
  • Veteran/Military separation date
  • Alien registration number, if you are not a citizen of U.S.

Want to know about how much you will receive?? Calculate your benefits here

Read Frequently Asked Questions for Claimants in Oregon

Unemployed ? Check your eligibility for unemployment benefits

Questions & Answers

  1. Sharon Jones says:

    I worked for 12.5 years for an owner who suddenly passed away March 2. 2016
    and a new company took over. I was with them for 3.5 weeks and was asked on 3/22/16 to turn in my keys. The company president Pamela McKenna was told by the person training me I walked off my job which is not true. I want a hearing so it’s on record I did NOT quit. Am I eligible for benefits?
    Thank you

    • Martin says:

      If you lost the job due to hostile work conditions, you can qualify. Please consider applying for UI benefits until the time you find a job.

      Make sure to keep supporting documents handy to provide in case if your employer disputes your claim when you apply.

  2. m howell says:

    I can’t find a link to the actual online application on your site. I’ve reviewed the eligibility info and the calculator, but now I’d like to apply for unemployment benefits. Can you please send me the link to apply in Oregon?

  3. Jade says:

    I was workng as a security guard a woman was assaulted. I responded but my position was terminated because they felt I used in proper force. Do I qualify also I have been in oregon working for only 1 year. If I do not qualify wht kind od assistance can I get to help me until I find a job.

    • Martin says:

      You can be eligible if your employer paid the relevant taxes to the state.

      Please speak to the Unemployment Office in your state for further advice. If you apply and they deny on the basis of your employer’s feedback, please keep supporting documents handy to prove that you were wrongfully terminated from the job.

  4. Brian says:

    The phone numbers above are disconnected or no longer in service.

  5. Tammy Haas says:

    I just started a job in Oregon on October 12, 2015 and was laid off last Friday December 4th. I have not worked in order since 1998. Prior to taking the job on October 12th in Oregon I worked for Farmers Insurance in Washington state from 10-7-14 TO 10-9-15. Do I file my claim in Oregon or Washington. I live in Washington.

    • Martin says:

      Not sure if your immediate past jobs fulfill the base period criteria. Please use the calculator available on this site to check.

      One must file from the state where their last employment was based.

  6. steven johnson says:

    they said I didn’t call in three days in a row and I did. I have never had a rite up

    • Martin says:

      Not sure who you’re referring to. If this relates to a call you are waiting for from the authorities and did not receive one as per the timelines, please call the claims center on the numbers provided.

  7. Natasha says:

    I need to appeal my unemployment claim or see how I would go about making it a disability claim as I’m due to have a baby any time now but my unemployment claim was denied due to me not being able to work.

  8. Steve Hendricks says:

    Hi, I have a question. I have exhausted my EUC benefits tier 3 in Washington state, where my last employer is located. However, before that I worked in Oregon and I dont think I have exhausted those benefits. This would be going back to 2004. I worked for Moore Excavation, Inc from 1996 to 2004. Do benefits go back that far?

  9. gerri brown says:

    not working enough

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