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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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Questions & Answers

  1. Angellina Lamb says:

    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.

  2. janice wiggins says:

    trying to apply for unemployment

  3. loutrina hunt says:

    i have been waittting two weeks to hear something about my claim

  4. Taylor Hughes says:

    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.

    • Sam says:

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

  5. Mark Ladd says:

    Was let go after FLMA ran out due to head injury.

    • Sam says:


      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.

  6. Gwendolyn Bradford says:

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

    • Martin says:

      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.

  7. aljay wiggins junior says:

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

    • Adrian says:

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

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

  8. Christine Krig says:

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

  9. ranee bruney says:

    Got fired for falsely being accused of giving away food

  10. christopher c. head says:

    laid off for not having a babysitter for my children and could not work on a saturday….

  11. Paul Ford says:

    shop shut down and laid off today

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