Kentucky Unemployment Application
You can file your initial claim either online or by telephone.
Individuals may file for unemployment benefits through this link.
The KEWES internet claims system is accessible for filing an unemployment claim or requesting your bi-weekly check on-line. The system is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm Eastern Time.
Unemployment Insurance claimants who do not have access to the Internet or who speak Spanish can call 502-875-0442 Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to file their initial or reopen claims by telephone. This is not a toll-free number.
If you have Unemployment Insurance questions, you can call at 502/564-2900.
To file a claim, you will need:
- Your social security number
- Your complete mailing address
- Name, address, and phone number for each of your employers over the last 18 months
- The exact day you began work at each job
- The last day you worked at each job
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