Alabama Unemployment Weekly Claims

After you are determined as eligible to receive unemployment benefits, you will have to proceed to step 2. Here, you have to fulfill certain requirements each week after which you will receive your unemployment pay check. This is called weekly certification. It is in place to ensure you are in constant search to get back to work.

When you file your certification for weekly benefits, you will be instructed to answer the questions truthfully.

When all the information has been entered and verified, you will be told that your certification has been accepted and is being processed. You must wait for this response to insure that all your answers have been recorded. If one or more of your answers is potentially disqualifying, you will be instructed to call the Call Center Inquiry Line for a fact-finding interview.

If you choose to stop filing weekly claim certifications for any reason, your claim becomes inactive. You will be notified about the break in your claim series when you make your weekly call. If you fail to follow the instructions provided, it may result in a loss of benefits. If you have failed to call for at least two weeks or more, you will have to reopen your claim.

Weekly continued claim certifications may be filed Sunday through Friday. To be considered timely, you must file your weekly certification no later than 5PM each friday.

Please note that you can be penalized for giving inaccurate or false information to obtain unemployment benefits.

Weekly Certification

Birmingham (205) 458-2282
Montgomery (334) 954-4094
Not in a local area: (800) 752-7389

File a weekly certification online.

Know about weekly work search requirements which are needed while filing weekly claims.

  1. I need to speak with someone about my claim I have been on hold for 1 hr 12 min.
    is there a different number I should call ? or a better way to contact someone ? I really do need to talk with a person.

    • Simply call the claims center on the phone numbers provided. You can find the numbers on the official website of the Unemployment Office in your state.

    • Some sites do not allow you to access them if you’re outside the US territory.

      You can call the Unemployment Office for further information.

    • If its the initial claim, it may be under process.

      You may want to contact the claims center for precise info on the status.

  2. wanting to go to crane operating school have experience but need licence cand I get grants or grant to help me with my bills till I receive proper training

  3. does the state of Alabama allow you to receive unemployment compensation if you draw a social security check?

    • You may be allowed both on the basis of certain grounds.

      Please call the claims center/customer service for further information.

  4. I forgot to file my claim on Sunday but filed on Monday.Will my unemployment still be valid or do I have to reapply?? Help please!!

    • Please call the claims center and speak to a representative to check if the claim went through.

      Some states provide buffer time.

      • My Alabama claim says Your claim is active and in Pay status. You have already filed your certification for Benefit Week Ending 7/4/2020. What’s does that mean ? In when will I receive my card

  5. If my doctor say I can work but not at the previous job I had will I receive benefits since I quit due to my health? Does the fact that I have never drawn unemployment have anything to do with my claim?

  6. I have been filing for the past 8 weeks and havent recieved anything. I got a letter that said i was monetarily ineligible. I dont really know what that mean so i still file a claim every week and it says it has been accepted but always says it is a waiting week. I dont know what im doing wrong because either people i use to work with have already received theira.

    • If you have received a letter stating otherwise, you will not receive even if you continue filing weekly since the payment will not be triggered.

      Please call the phone numbers provided to ascertain the reason for denial.

  7. I have not recieved my first check yet but I have been approved. I filed my weekly claim week 1 but forgot to file it this week which is week 2. What will happen? Will I not receive a check since I forgot a week? Or will I not recieve any benefits at all?

    • You must follow the timelines prescribed as most of the processing is done by automated systems. You will not receive the monies for that particular week.

      Please call the claims center for further instructions.

  8. I got my first weekly certification and it says it’s being held for the waiting week. However, it shows a “Balance Remaining” of $3,052″. Is there any way to determine what my weekly benefits will be based on the “Balance Remaining weeks? I’d like to figure out what my first payment might be.

    • The balance shown will be an amount fixed for the number of weeks approved.

      Perhaps,you can wait for the first payment or ring up the claims center of the labor dept in Alabama to find out more.

  9. How does alabama justify a waiting period before giving unemployment compensation? Doesnt federal law trump the state law? The state of alabama is nortorious for inhuman actions and laws. I.E slavery

    • If there is a delay, you must immediately speak to the labor dept in Alabama to ascertain what went wrong.

  10. I recieved a message from the unemployment office this morning at like 10 am she requested that I call her back ASAP I have left her 5 voicemails at this point and still no response:( how am I suppose to respond ASAP if no one response to my messages when I call!!! I’m now a stay at home mom who has recieved one unemployment payment in one month and almost two weeks!!!! I would like to resolve what ever issue is holding it up!!! I was vacuuming and missed the first call!!!! Now how do I get I. Touch with someone?

  11. on hold listening to what appears to be Christmas gospel music. been on hold for over an hour and a half. what is the reason for a hour and a half wait time to give 10min worth of information if that much. only have to call because I am a federal employee. why do I have to call yet if I was not a federal employee I would have been done already. seems wrong to me.

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