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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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Questions & Answers

  1. tina foshee says:

    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

  2. Timothy says:

    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?

    • Sam says:


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

  3. Therese Rooney says:

    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?

  4. Teresa says:

    My benefits have ran out and I still haven’t found a job can I get an extension some how?

    • Martin says:

      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.

  5. MARK HAMPTON says:

    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.

    • Martin says:

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

      Please confirm with your employer before making an application.

  6. Shirley Isaac says:

    Shirley’s Art Galley & Wax Museum, application. Why is there no response. It submitted successfully.

  7. Oscar Rivera says:

    Ho long take for get my answer back

  8. anthony bough says:

    once my ui runs out,can I file for a federal extension

    • Adrian says:

      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.

  9. Lisa says:

    Are you eligible to collect if you work at a school and off during the summer months?

  10. Theresa Bailey says:

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

    • Adrian says:

      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.

  11. Tina Stewart says:

    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

    • Adrian says:

      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.

  12. Joseph Vandygriff says:

    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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