Alabama Unemployment Application
Updated : February 1st, 2021
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.
You should have the following information available when you file an initial claim application:
- 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.
- 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.
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 Aalabama unemployment benefits? Apply for Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) online.