Updated : December 17th, 2020
State: Louisiana (LA)
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount: $247
Maximum Weeks of benefits:26
Current Jobless rate:8.3
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State: Louisiana (LA)
Phone Number:1-866-783-5567 to file an Unemployment Compensation Claim.
Major Towns:New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Metairie, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Kenner, Bossier City, Monroe, and Alexandria
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Louisiana Unemployment QuestionsHow do I file an appeal?
If you have received a Notice of Claim Determination or a Notice of Overpayment with which you disagree, you may appeal that determination within 15 days of the mailing date of the document. By doing so, you are requesting a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. There are three methods of filing an appeal: on-line @ www.LAWORKS.net, by mail addressed to: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Appeals Unit, P. O. Box 94094, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9094 or fax to (225) 342-3112. If mailed, the letter must be postmarked no more than 15 days from the date of the determination and must be signed by the person filing the appeal. If you file the appeal by mail, enclose a copy of the determination with your letter of appeal. If you appeal as a claimant, you should continue to file weekly claims until a final decision is rendered or until you return to work.
What happens after the appeal is filed?
When an appeal is filed, you will be mailed a letter acknowledging receipt of your appeal. If you do not receive an acknowledgement letter within ten days of the date you filed the appeal, contact the U.I. Call Center at 1-866-783-5567 for assistance. When the acknowledgement letter is generated, the appeal is sent to the Appeals Section where an Administrative Law Judge reviews it and then schedules it for a hearing.
Where will the appeal hearing be held?
Most hearings are conducted at the office where the claim was filed or at some other hearing location that is within 50 miles of both parties. If both parties are not within 50 miles of a common hearing location, the hearing would be conducted by telephone.
How will I be notified of the appeal hearing?
A hearing notice will be mailed to the parties. The rules require that the notice be mailed at least ten days before the date of the hearing.
What will be included in the appeal hearing notice?
The hearing notice will indicate the date, time, and location of the hearing. It will also describe the issues that will be discussed at the hearing. If the hearing is to be done by telephone, the notice will include instructions on how to call in for the hearing.
How do I file for Unemployment Benefits?
To file a claim for unemployment insurance, you may contact the UI Call Center @ 1-866-783-5567 or you may file online. Before filing a claim, you will need the following information:
- Your social security number.
- Names, addresses, job-site locations and telephone numbers of any employers for whom you worked during the last 18 months.
- Name and local number of union hall (if applicable).
- Alien registration number (if applicable).
- The member-4 copy of your DD214 (if you served in the military during the last 18 months).
- Your SF-8 and SF-50 (if you worked for a federal employer during the last 18 months). However, do not delay filing if you cannot locate your federal documents.
No matter in which state you may have worked, or in which state you may now live, you can file your UI claim in the Job Center closest to your current place of residence. Personnel in that office will assist you in determining against which state you should file. There is a Job Center or a State Employment Office in nearly every large town in the United States. Click here to find an office near you.
What are the minimum and maximum amounts of UI benefits?
The minimum weekly benefit amount of UI in Louisiana is $10.00. The maximum is currently $247. Your weekly benefit amount could be anywhere in this range, depending upon the total amount of wages paid to you during your base period. The total amount of unemployment insurance benefits payable to you would be equal to 26 times your weekly benefit amount.
How do I file for weekly benefits?
You should file your weekly claims by calling the Interactive Voice Response System, Easy Call.