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Kentucky Unemployment Weekly Claims

Updated : June 19th, 2019

In order to keep receiving an unemployment check every week you must file a weekly claim, also known as a weekly certification or continued claim. You can file either online or by telephone.

By Online:

The KEWES (Kentucky’s Electronic Workplace for Employment Services ) internet claims system is accessible for 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. You cannot file a claim or request a bi-weekly check on Saturdays.

By Telephone:

To request your bi-weekly benefit check by telephone, you can call at (877) 3MY-KYUI or (877) 369-5984 (toll free).

    1. Andrrea,

      There will be a delay considering the number of applications that are being processed. Please continue chasing the office/check your status online regularly.

  1. has anyone had to reclaim like there biweekly ive claimed sunday it says processed then check monday jhave to again and then again tuesday i dont know what to do ive been getting it for months

    1. Jimmy,

      Please make sure to file for weekly benefits within the stipulated timeline. You may call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

  2. I claimed my bi-weekly check as normal yesterday online. Under account summary, nothing has updated to show that a check is being issued to me tomorrow like it usually is. It’s like I never made my payment request. Is there something going on with the state’s UI system right now that would cause it not to update? Please help! I depend on these checks to get me through the month.

    1. Gregory,

      The Unemployment Office might be inundated with pending requests. Please wait for a few days for them to process and update the claim status.

  3. I had to file a claim because my hours got cut it says I’ve been credited but no check has been issued what does this mean how long does this take I filed my claim almost a month ago.

    1. Courtney,

      I can understand your situation. There will be a delay considering the number of applications that are being processed. Please continue chasing the office/check your status online at regular intervals.

  4. I filed a claim on 9.13.20 and have not heard anything about my claim. Status says it is under investigation. Can not reach anyone to find out if there is something wrong. I keep requesting payments but hear nothing. Is there a number I can call to speak to a person? I’ve been calling for well over a week now and the queue is always full.

  5. How do I check on my existing claim I have to do another claim because my balance ran out while I was on UI benefits and I can’t remember my dates and other information to put on my new claims

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