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Louisiana Unemployment Application

To file a claim for unemployment insurance, you may contact the UI Call Center at 1-866-783-5567 or you may file online.

Before filing a claim, you will need the following information:

  1. Your social security number
  2. Names, addresses, job-site locations and telephone numbers of any employers for whom you worked during the last 18 months
  3. Name and local number of union hall (if applicable)
  4. Alien registration number (if applicable)
  5. The member-4 copy of your DD214 (if you served in the military during the last 18 months)
  6. 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.

Note: It is advised to file your claims online as it is easy and less time taking. Filing by telephone requires long wait times as many people try to call to the same number.

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  1. I worked in LA but when I got laid off I moved in with my brother in OK to save money while I figure out my next move. Do I file for unemployment in LA or OK?

  2. My job closed my retail store last Tuesday, and therefore only gave us a week to find new jobs. I have not been able to find a new job, and now my store is closed. Can I apply for unemployment?

    1. Taylor,

      Yes, please. If you’ve been terminated from your job due to involuntary reasons, please consider applying for UI benefits until you find employment.

    1. David,

      It depends on what you’ve been approved for. One can draw for up to 26 weeks of regular UI benefits.

  3. I am seeking unemployment. I am in need of it urgently I have tried to find a job but noone is hiring. I have a 2 year old daughter who I am trying to support but being a single mother it’s very hard.

    1. I put in a 2 week notice due to my husband being relocated in the Amy, I’m currently 6 months pregnant and diabetic do I qualify for unemployment due to the move?

      1. Luz,

        Unemployment Insurance benefits are extended to claimants who lose their employment due to involuntary reasons. To ascertain your eligibility, please call the Claims Center.

  4. I was laid off due to not havinga babysitter while my daughter was in the hospital for over two weeks and had no one to help watch her so I can go to work.

    1. You may not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

    1. Mark,

      Hope you’re fine now.

      Unfortunately, personal reasons such as health issues may not be considered. Please contact the Unemployment Office in your state to inquire further.

  5. I quit in 2013 due to unfair treatment and I have not been able to find another job. can I file for extended benefits?

    1. 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.

  6. For the past two years I’ve been working two jobs and now they both have ended how can I get help,,,

    1. Please specify what kind of help you’re looking for.

      You can consider applying for UI benefits based on your previous jobs.

  7. Are the grounds “Construed Constructive Dismissal” – unfair treatment in the workplace, recognized in Louisiana for unemployment benefits? What about the EEOC, as well?

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