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Alabama Unemployment Application

The Unemployment Compensation (UC) is available for a worker who loses his job, through no fault of his own. These benefits are in place to give financial help under such circumstances mostly. Not everyone who applies for unemployment benefits will qualify. Certain conditions must be met in order to meet initial eligibility requirements and to remain eligible to receive benefits.

UC program benefits employers because it enables them to keep their workforce together during short-term layoffs. It aids individuals by providing them with basic sustenance money until they become re-employed. Both groups also profit because unemployment insurance helps stabilize local economies during a recession. Administration of the UC program is completely funded by Federal Unemployment Taxes (FUTA).

Alabama Department of Labor strives to provide customer-service oriented through the use of telephone claims, streamlined operations, and expanded services while maintaining a low unemployment compensation tax rate for Alabama employers.

REQUIREMENTS  –

You should have the following information available when you file an initial claim application:

Personal Information:

  • Social Security Number
  • Driver’s License or Alabama ID
  • Alien Registration Card, if applicable
  • Your bank routing number and checking or savings account number, to have your unemployment payment deposited directly into your bank account.

Employment History:

  • Names, complete addresses and telephone numbers of all employers from last 18 months.
  • The beginning and end dates of employment for your last 2 employers.

Additional Information:
Information and related documents for any federal civilian employment, military service, or work performed in another state in the past 18 months.

File A Claim –

It usually takes about two – three weeks following the week you filed your claim to receive your first benefit payment, provided that you have followed all instructions, filed your weekly certifications as instructed, and have met all eligibility requirements. Failure to give complete and correct information will delay any benefits to which you may be entitled.

Two ways to file –

Online: File your unemployment compensation claim online. If needed, telephones and computers are available for use at the nearest Career Center locations.

Telephone: Use 1-866-2-FILE UC or 866-234-5382 (toll-free) to file your claim. You should use a touch-tone telephone to file your claim. Using a cellular telephone is not recommended. If you do not have access to a touch-tone telephone, you may use a designated telephone at a local One Stop Career Center or at a nearest Employment Service Office.

Exhausted your regular unemployment benefits? Apply for Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) online.

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Q&A Section

43 thoughts on “Alabama Unemployment Application”

  1. My job position was eliminated when I came back from medical leave- my district manager called me on the phone and told – HR told someone I involitarily quit- I have been trying to get in touch to file an appeal and can seem to get anyone to call me I need a number to talk to a real person instead of a machine- I can only leave my name and SS number- I was cleared to go back to work July 9th and still havent gotten anything- what else can I do?

  2. I have worked in Hoover, Alabama since February 8, 2016. My last day working before we “separated — I was released” was September 22,2017.I was given a Severance package through October 27, 2017. I never relocated my family so I returned to Milford, Ohio when I was released from Bud’s Best Cookies. QUESTIONs — do I file for unemployment with Alabama vs. Ohio ? And if Alabama — do my job search requirements make me look in Alabama to qualify ?

    1. Kevin,

      If the severance package is fully paid off and you got separated from the last job due to involuntary reasons, please file from the state where your employment was based.

  3. if i was wrongfully terminated and the company is under investigation, can i still get my benefits if they say i was rightfully terminated?

    1. You can be eligible under such circumstances.

      Please make sure to keep supporting documents handy in case of a dispute during claim processing.

  4. my job has been eliminated and they giving us severance pay one time check, will I be able to draw unemployment and will I need to turn in the severance pay in the week I get it? Or does the severance pay keep me from drawing unemployment?
    Won’t happen till April but would like to know before hand.
    Cheryl Mc

    1. Please look out for options on the IVR for the option to speak to a rep. You can also visit the official website to get more numbers.

    1. The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

    1. The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

    1. The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

    1. You will be required have an active bank account to receive payments.

      Please call the claims center/customer service of the labor dept. in your state for further information.

    1. I am afraid, you will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who are able and available to work.

  5. I’ve been unemployed for almost two months now. I quit my previous job after basically being pushed out. I’ve been applying for jobs but no luck. Can I apply for unemployment benefits?

  6. what if you are fulltime but not getting any hours. and everytime I call about schedule. manager tell me he will call me back . but never does. still currently employed but not on schedule

  7. I am a substitute school bus driver..no work for summer.Can I collect unemployment benefits for summer months?

    1. Eligibility for UI compensation is dependent on various criteria.

      If you think your employment was terminated wrongfully,please consider applying for benefits.

  8. I was recently let go from a business, but I am retired from the military. I was making 50K a year at this business. Am I eligible for unemployment benefits? My retirement is 2k a month.

  9. I was recently let go from a business, but I am retired from the military. I was making 50K a year at this business. Am I eligible for unemployment benefits? My retirement is 2k a month.

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