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Indiana Unemployment Weekly Claims

Updated : June 19th, 2019

After you file your initial claim, Indiana law requires a one-week waiting period for which you cannot be paid.

Continue to file your weekly claims online at Uplink. Through the Uplink Claimant Self Service System, you now have access to enhanced services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Apply for unemployment benefits and file for weekly benefits on-line.

It is very important to file your weekly claim every week to keep receiving your unemployment check. If you delay in filing your weekly claim, you may not get your unemployment check on time.

Watch the UI Weekly Claim Voucher before filing to prevent errors, which may delay your claim.

  1. I was trying to submit my weekly voucher and I was unable to complete due to an error message I received. Now on claimant page shows voucher submitted but no benefit. I have called and messaged numerous time and no answer. Has any on else encountered this type of issue.

    1. Same trouble. Suggested they’d call within next business day. Didn’t. The I called again and it said 72 hours and they recognized my number as being in the cue. Still no word after 4 days. Emailed. I got a response saying to wait for a claims adjudicator to contact me. Ahhh when might that be? No resolution or inclination of how or when to expect a response. Frustrated.

      1. Scott,

        Please try finding answers online since there might be limited phone support due to the shortage of staffing. You can use the “Resources” or “FAQs” section of the website.

    1. I honestly think this is some weird glich and they won’t admit to it. It has happened this week (for the 7/12 – 7/18 benefit claim) to a lot of people, you can see this on Reddit. They won’t admit that it’s a mistake on their end, obviously, and are blaming the employer… so we’re just going to have to wait for them to fix it. Honestly, it’s messed up. What it actually means is thaty the business you work for normally shuts down in the summer, regardless, almost like a school. That is NOT the case with my job, and I am currently on hold because of it. All the people on Reddit are talking about this too. I just made a purchase and bought a car, since my old car was messed up, which cost me all the money I had and the savings I had… now I just STOP getting payments from UI for a fault that is not mine… and now I am completely broke. This is such a joke, there are so many people out here struggling. Why don’t they start offering people jobs to help out, as obviously they are way behind? My friend, with 3 kids, have been waiting over 2 months for benefits and being harassed by her Mortgage Company… when asked, they never admit fault, they just said “we are waiting on your employer”… No, they are short staffed and need more people to deal with the crisis right now. HIRE ME, HIRE PEOPLE HERE NEEDING HELP, WE WILL GLADLY WORK. Sad.

      1. I also received the same issue. My employer is not shut down either. WTH. I had no idea what it even meant till I googled it. Thanks for the info.

  2. I just filed for my PUA last week… i didn’t know I was approved for retroactive payments, and only filed last weeks. Ive been unemployed since February.. is there a way to file for those missed weeks?

    1. Sam,

      The payment might not become retroactive. Please check for related info on the Unemployment Office website.

      1. I forgot to claim my voucher on Sunday .. I filed on Monday .. well Sunday night .. will that effect my benefits?

  3. I work for heartland rd got layoff March 23 it has been 3weeks still haven’t got no money yet don’t go back to work until may4. Heartland sent them a paper of who got layoff because of coronavirus. Please help me

    1. Lorene,

      I can understand your situation. Please wait. There will be thousands of applications for the office to be processed. Make sure to check the status at regular intervals.

      1. I’d really like to know what kind of order is used. When processing applications as far as who goes first .Not that everybody doesn’t need help in some way right now if they’ve lost their job to the coronavirus but there are other families out here struggling much worse than some families that are collecting. I’m not just referring to my family! Literally everyone close to me that is got an appointment is completely shocked that me and my family of five 4 of being children are still waiting. It definitely separates out or vouchers when asking if we’re at home caring for dependents. I will be filing my seventh voucher this week. And I know there’s many more of people with dependents also still waiting

        1. Bethany,

          I can understand your situation. Unfortunately, there’s not much one can do at this juncture. Please be patient and keep checking the status at regular intervals.

      2. I’m unemployed due to the coronavirus and having preemie newborn twins . I have filed 8 vouchers and haven’t received anything do you know long it may taken I need the money for my family . I’m struggling I also have a toddler .

        1. Taylor,

          I can understand your situation. There will be an intermittent delay due to the pendency. Please keep following up at regular intervals.

    1. Vanessa,

      A “yellow” symbol might require action from you. Please call the Unemployment Office or check your account online.

      1. I got yellow explanation mark and have not received anything to resolve. I’m currently unemployed due to COVID-19

        1. We are sorry to hear about your difficulties. There is a huge shortage of staff across all unemployment offices due to a massive surge in UI applications. Your state has activated the ‘emergency funding’ program authorized by the federal government. We recommend you to apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official website.

  4. My Company did a temp layoff due to seasonal issues because it’s a Lawn care business. We were supposed t start back between the 3rd and the 14th of February but due that time being pushed back and due to weather, it’s not gonna be until the 17th now at the earliest. I just filed my Vouhcer and it says there are issues. It’s my first time on unemployment ever. I KNOW I still have the job. I have not been fired or anything like that, return to work has just been delayed.
    The issues are the following.
    Work Search Weekly
    Employed full-time

    What do I do to make sure I get my payment for the week of the 14th of February?

    1. Andrew,

      Seasonal workers are eligible only under certain conditions. To know your claim status, please call the Unemployment Office on the phone numbers provided.

  5. I got my Un-Employment Benefits on 1-17-2020,now i didnt have my Key 2Benefits Debit Card yet when my Money was issued to me,well i received my Key 2Benefits Debit Card on 1-19-2020 which was 2 days later,i activated my Card but my Funds still arent on there,what do i have to do to get my Funds on my Key 2Benefits Card,this is the only Debit Card i have

  6. My job lays us off one week at a time, a couple of times a year, does that mean I’m not able to file unemployment because of the one week waiting period?

    1. April,

      I am not sure if you will qualify for a temporary off from work. Please contact the Unemployment Office in your state.

  7. I filed my voucher. It has a yellow warning sign and says policy violation. There is no decision or decision date though. What does this mean?

    1. Thelma,

      Please call the Claims Center right away to understand what that means. You may be required to respond swiftly to it.

      1. My have a red warning whats that mean i file my unemployment two weeks ago and i dont see anything no anwers nothing

  8. dear claim helper, I looked for the voucher page for fileing this week but I couldn’t find it. I got the dwd uplink page and it was about history and another that I had filed already this week is that right? if not i’ll try again this evening 06/15/2019 or sunday night.

    1. Linda,

      Please note this is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim file. Please call the Claims Center for help.

      1. My page says
        ATTENTION!
        There is a problem with your account.

        For help, call the Contact Center at 1-800-891-6499.
        I called and Couldn’t get through

    2. My weekly voucher has a red circle with a exclamation mark in it , I have been waiting 4 weeks this week for my payment ,but had severance pay of two weeks , my weekly voucher says no issues found and that all , could someone tell me what this means

  9. What time does a weekly voucher have to be filed on Sunday for funds to be available on Monday? Is there a cut off time that will push the fund availability to Tuesday? For example: If I were to submit my voucher at 11:30 PM Sunday night, would I be paid on Monday still?

    1. Gabrielle,

      The window and TAT for weekly payments should be available after you log in to your account. If you’re unable to find this information, please call the Claims Center for help.

  10. My voucher got approved but there is no status its just blank and the money didnt hit my card and it says no issues. What is the problem

    1. The status of my weekly voucher says failure to participate in weekly work search requirements. Could this be due to how I answered the questions on my voucher, if so can it be corrected so I will recieve my check this week?

      1. Megan,

        It can be due to multiple reasons. If the claim is not accepted, chances are you’ll not receive the payment. Please call the Claims Center for help.

      1. Candice,

        Please place the mouse cursor over the symbol to know if it pops up any details. It simply means there’s an issue with your claim. Please call the Claims Center for clarification.

  11. I work for the union and we typically get laid off during a couple winter months each year. I have been filing and receiving benefits for about the past month but was given a notice that it was time to refile. I did so last week and it shows it went through but I haven’t received payment and the status is showing status customary shutdown. What does this mean for me?

    1. Chris,

      Some types of “time off from employment” does not qualify due to the seasonal nature. Please call the Claims Center for clarity on the status.

      1. This is the second time my money is not been depisit in my eppicard. I have to call the 1800 # you guys provide to straight up and to tell you the true I don’t like to do this every weekend…

    2. Please send that back to me. So I can post it for all to see. I am only speaking the the truth. But you will probably want to hid the truth from the people. But it doesn’t matter I can write it again. Maybe a word or two off, from exactly the Truth.

  12. What if you have the same problem and you call the claim center at the toll free number and you leave your phone number and they never call you back , or whatever happened talking to a real person and not a automated voice. I have tried twice to call them and no answer,

  13. I have filed for unemployment for 3 years now. This is my 3rd time in winter season. The first two times I didn’t have any problems. Now for this one I finished my Initial claim, and my 1st voucher after the claim is done. I didn’t get paid for it which I understand that it’s normal procedure. But now I’m on my 2nd week and after I am finished I get a yellow flag saying I am Employed and working Full-Time. I stated that I am layed off. What could have I done wrong and what should I do to fix it?

    1. Anthony,

      It might be a human error during processing. Please call the Claims Center immediately and report it. They will also suggest corrective actions.

    1. Calvin and Sam just so you know, the Government shutdown does not affect the unemployment department. So there must be something else wrong I would call the claims service ASAP.

  14. If I make enough money one week that I know I wont get benefits, do I mark that I do not want to file a claim this week?

    1. Stefanie,

      I suggest you call the Claims Center for specific assistance in this regard. You may be required to report the source of income and its possible continuity in the future.

  15. I submitted my first voucher, and it has a yellow triangle with an exclamation point inside of it. Is that normal for the first submission?

        1. Trevor,

          This means there is an issue. Please see if you can find an answer on the portal. Else, please call the Claims Center for immediate assistance.

    1. What if you have the same problem and you call the claim center at the toll free number and you leave your phone number and they never call you back , or whatever happened talking to a real person and not a automated voice. I have tried twice to call them and no answer,

    1. Micheal,

      If the full-time student was fired due to involuntary reasons and the claimant is able to and available for full-time work, you can claim.

  16. I too have a yellow triangle with ! N it it said I also had a message said to go on my wise to check message I did that..still have yellow triangle with ! N it what does this mean? Thank you

    1. David,

      It means there might be an issue with your claim which may require action from you. If you did not understand the message, please call the Claims Center for a discussion.

  17. I’ve been waiting for over three weeks to get a answer about getting back on unemployment and still no word

    1. Chad,

      Please chase the Claims Center by calling them at regular intervals. They will have thousands of claims to process and it’s your responsibility to stay on top.

    1. Melanie,

      You’re required to file during the designated time to receive on-time payments. Please call the Claims Center for details.

    1. I filed my claim 2wks ago. I have filed a voucher the last weeks. It saids my status is open. But I am getting this yellow triangle with one of these in it !

  18. I opened my claim last week and I wen on today and there is no voucher on my homepage should there be

    1. Please call the labor authorities in your state for assistance or use some of the job portals online to find jobs.

      Online is highly recommended.

  19. I filed on Decembr 6th and I have not received an approval letter a denial letter nothing, its been like 7 weeks and I have done my weekly job searches for every week! Why does this have to happen to me, I need this money so bad and I have worked hard my whole life to have this as a benefit, Is there another requirement to complete before receiving the first initial payment? I mean I hav 7 weeks built up and I have called several times…Operators say try back next week, try back next week…please somebody have an answer or similar situation

    1. Aadam,

      I can understand your frustration. Since this is a private forum, we do not have access to your claims. Please try the phone numbers during off peak hours or see if you can visit the local office for an update.

  20. I went to file my weekly claim and there is not a link for me to click on to file again for this week, what does that mean?

    1. If you are claiming the regular state provided UI, ensure you’ve not exhausted them.

      If this relates to extended benefits, please be aware that they are not available currently.Either way, please speak to the claims center of the labor dept once to confirm why.

  21. I wish to report the job search activities for the week of Sunday, February 23, 2014 to March 1, 2014, but I keep getting “Error 404”. What gives? I am running out of time to file this activity to receive proper and timely credit.

    1. This looks something technical error specific to a page.Please speak to a representative on 1-800-891-6499 for assistance in this matter.

    1. Applied for UI in Indiana. Had a yellow triangle on vouchers.. Now removed.what’s that mean??.still no checks deposited? Made mistakes on first two vouchers. Couldn’t correct them. Now what? How do you find out when you will receive benefits? All offices closed now. Can’t get through on the phone. How do I find out what to do or if anything I need to do and when will I get my checks. It’s on 4th week since I filed? Help..no where to turn or know what to do? Thank you

      1. Debbie,

        Please wait for an update on status. There will be thousands of applications for the office to be processed. Make sure to check the status at regular intervals.

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