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Indiana Unemployment Application

1. Apply Online:

  • To apply online for unemployment benefits, go to the Uplink service of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • Watch the online filing tutorial before filing to prevent errors, which may delay your claim
  • Follow the instructions given for filing a claim
  • Be sure to turn off any “POP-UP BLOCKER” on the computer you are using. Important information may appear in pop-up windows, both at the time of initially filing and also when completing weekly vouchers.

2. If you do not have Internet access, you can apply at your local WorkOne Center.

3. To apply by phone you can call at toll free 1-800-891-6499, 8:00 to 5:00 Monday-Tuesday and 8:00 to 4:30 Wednesday-Friday.

Information You Must Provide

You will need to provide DWD with the following information to file your claim. In case you are visiting a WorkOne Center, please bring this information with you on your first visit.

  • Your complete name, address and zip code
  • Your Social Security number (your claim will not be processed without it)
  • Personal identification (i.e., driver’s license, photo ID, alien card)
  • Name, address and telephone number of your last employer
  • Dates worked at your last place of employment
  • The reason you are unemployed

TIP: Bring your latest check stub from your most recent employer with you.

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Read Frequently Asked Questions for Claimants in Indiana

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  1. If I file for unemployment cause I’m on medical leave since May 21st .can I get unemployment from my employee.tried to sign up .but I have a new email address and pass word.wouldnt let me change it.i haven’t draw unemployment for 11 years.

    • Garrie,

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

  2. Ive worked at my job for 10 months. Always worked no less than 30 hrs a week some tomies over 40. I am lucky to work 10 hrs. A week now because were so slow. I work for a hotel. Am i eligible for partial unemployment till i get my regular hrs. back?

  3. In the last 18 months I have worked in Indiana and Michigan but I live in Illinois. Where do I file for my unemployment or do I file unemployment in all states? Seems to be several answers for this, from what I have researched most every recommendation is to apply ion the state of my residence and it will work out everything else. At the same time if I so choose then I can also apply in any of the states in which I have worked. I am better off to have my home state handle it, as the maximum allowable amount is more in my home state as well. What are your thoughts on this dilemma?

    • Sophia,

      You may be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  4. The corporation I work for has recently made cuts. I was hired in as a supervisor and the position is no longer available due to the cutbacks. I was offered a lower paying position within the company, am I available for Unemployment?

    • Dan,

      UI benefits are offered to those who lose employment in full or in part. I suggest you call the Unemployment Office for clarification about your qualifications.

  5. I was fired unexpectedly on the spot and was told that there were rumors of me being unhappy then was told the quality of my work was being affected by my unhappiness. I was never informed of any deficiencies of my performance until the day they let me go. Can I be denied unemployment for the reasons mentioned? I know the real reason for my removal is to hire a family friend but of course no way to substantiate that.

    • Larry,

      This is a tricky situation. If you can prove that you were let go due to no fault of yours, you can claim UI benefits. Either way, you can still consider applying and see how it goes. You can always file an “Appeal”.

  6. Consistent blaming of bad production from other shift find notes on the company calendar about we should quit and work at a gas station ,this is in a shared office space have brought this up to the boss that other shifts slander and talk down to us ,is this harassment and if I walk out can I collect unemployment

    • Bob,

      If you can prove the harassment through supporting documents, you can be eligible. Please call the Unemployment Office for a detailed discussion before making a decision to quit.

  7. I am retired and on a pension from Iowa. I have worked at a local golf course for the past 11 years. The golf course is in the process of closing due to financial instability. Am I eligible for UI even though I am pensioned?

    • Steve,

      If your employer is paying unemployment taxes, you can be eligible. Also, please call the Unemployment Office in your state to ascertain the effect of pension.

  8. I recently got fired from my job because they said I couldn’t work anymore hours then I did which wasn’t true at all I went in early stayed late when need so can I apply for unemployment and how do I do that if im able to thank you

  9. I got fired recently from my retail job, worked there roughly six months. I’ve been unemployed for roughly two or three. How long must I wait before being able to apply?

    • How long after I’ve been fired can I still apply for unemployment benefits? It has been 2 1/2 months since I worked at my previous job

      • Kathy,

        To be eligible, a claimant is required to have active employment and earnings in the last 4-5 calendar quarters. Please use the benefits calculator available on this website.

    • Timothy,

      If you got fired due to voluntary reasons such as performance issues, you will not qualify. One can apply immediately after being unemployed.

  10. My hours have been cut from 34-39 hours per week to never more than 28 hrs per week .The grocery store I work for changed policy. Do I qualify for partial unemployment?

    • 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.

  11. I worked from 3/2012 to 10/2015 in Indiana. My employer is based in Illinois. I am domiciled in Arizona. The project was completed and our field office was closed Oct. 31, 2015. Am I eligible to file for unemployment in Indiana? Thanks.

    • Yes, please. You can apply from the state where your employment was based.

      Please confirm with your employer before making an application.

    • Extension(EUC) is not available at this time across the country.

      Please check regularly with the labor dept in your state and apply if/when extended.

    • Not sure if you can. Seasonal employment is not a qualifier. Please check with the labor dept in your state.

  12. i work for atemp agency pro resoures and their client ended my assignment. will i be able to collect unemployment.

    • Please check with the labor dept in your state.

      UI benefits are generally extended to those who are employed on rolls of a particular company.

  13. I was wonder if I would be able to get employment since I had to quit my job. My husband is on disability and I just recently got custody of 2 of my grandkids. Ages 7 and 3. I couldn’t afford daycare for 3 year old my husband could not take care of him. So there for I had to quit my job. Please if there is anyway I may get help please let me kno. Thank You

    • Please be aware that UI benefits is extended only to those citizens who become unemployed involuntarily.

      You must be actively looking for a job to be able to apply.

  14. the web site does not let me reset my password and the phone number is plays in a constant loop. Is there a number that I can have to contact a person to discuss my benefits?

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