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Oklahoma Unemployment Application

Unemployment insurance eases the economic burden of unemployment by providing a temporary source of income to individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Each state administers a separate unemployment insurance program, but all states have to follow the guidelines established by federal law. These benefits are in place to aid unemployed individuals to survive until they find a new job. Unemployment insurance is funded by unemployment taxes paid by your employer.

Apply for unemployment benefits the week you became unemployed or your hours were greatly reduced. Also note that at least a weeks time is required to process your documents after which your eligibility status will be declared.


Keep the following documents ready before you contact the unemployment office to file a claim.

Personal Details

  • Social Security number
  • Name (including prior and maiden names)
  • Complete Mailing address, Telephone number and e-mail address
  • Alien Registration number and expiration date, if a non citizen
  • Oklahoma Driver’s license number or ID card number

Last Employer Information

  • Name of the company as it appears on your pay check stub
  • Complete mailing address including zip code and physical location
  • Company’s phone number and Supervisor’s name
  • The reason for dismissal or reduced working hours

Employment History

  • Employment history for the past 18 months
  • Each employer’s name, address and telephone number as on pay check stub or W-2 form
  • Period of employment with start date and end date
  • Wages earned and period of payment (hourly, weekly or monthly)

Specific Information

  • DD form 214 if you served in the military in last 18 months.
  • Form SF 8 or SF 50 if you were employed by the Federal government in the last 18 months.

Apply for unemployment benefits –

You can apply by telephone or by using the Internet.

To file over the Internet, click here.

To file by telephone –
Calling from outside the metropolitan area – 1-800-555-1554
Living within the metropolitan calling area – (405)525-1500
Timings: 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday (except for State holidays).


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Q&A Section

  1. Wondering how to correct hours submitted for previous week after noticing this morning they are not accurate? Please advise.

  2. I’m looking for answers to why my 401k would be used against me if I choose to take a lump sum payout to pay off my vechicle to keep from filing bankruptcy? Is it just a week I’m docked for or the whole amount of my 401k after 24+ years with Walmart Inc?

  3. I was hired on a Monday and let go Thursday for reason that the manager didn’t think I was experienced enough. Was I there long enough to get unemployment benefits?

    • To be eligible, the claimant is required to have active employment and earnings in the last 4-5 calendar quarters. Please use the calculator available on this website to check.

  4. I was working through a temp agency for a month and then the company hired me on fulltime working 8-5pm but two week after working those hours district manager told me I had to work Saturday and Sunday which was never asked of me before I was hired. I came to an agreement with the manager that I would work Saturday and work 2 half days during the week. my question is if they fire me can I draw unemployment if I don’t work the whole week which was not in my hiring contract.

  5. I recently moved from Guymon , Ok to Ardmore, Ok, and I need unemployment benefits, because, I don’t found a job already.

    • Ramon,

      If you became unemployed due to involuntary reasons such as being “Laid Off”, you can be eligible to claim weekly Unemployment Insurance benefits.

  6. Hello I am starting the process to apply for unemployment insurance benefits. When I begin the process it tells me the application is not complete until I have reached a confirmation page- makes sense- as I go through the process and reach the step where it says the first step is to register for work and upload resume I press continue and it forwards me to the ok job match website- I uploaded my resume, made viewable applied for a few jobs, etc. …but now what….I know my application is not complete because when i try to look my application up only an old application shows up from 2013 and it never showed me a confirmation page or took me back to the rest of the process. When I go back to that screen it just starts the process over- How do I finish this process?

    • I suggest that you call the Claims Center to confirm the application status and also to receive further instructions in this regard.

    • 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. I worked for a company that did not pay the taxes taken out to IRS. So most likely didn’t to unemployment. Would I qualify for benefits

    • Well, if your company did not pay into the system, you may not qualify to receive UC benefits.

      Further details can be obtained by calling the Unemployment Office in your state.

  8. I use to live in Ft. Sill, OK with my daughter, she is in Army, and worked at VA Center Lawton OK, for 25 months, I have to leave because, she have to deploy next month and I moved to Boston with her two kids for take care them here. I want to know if I qualify for unemployment claim, thanks a lot.

    • Generally, family members of defense forces are considered if they are moving with a member in service.

      Please inquire further with the Unemployment Office in MA.

  9. Hi, my question is more like an inquiry. I was hired aaa a 1099 employee for a temporary position at tinker Air Force base in the beginning of July 2014. July 23, 2014 the two other coworkers that were hired along with me and I were approached with a career opportunity with the company from the plant manager that was going to be full time and permanent. We all accepted. On July 31, 2014 we were laid off due to work force reduction. If the information above is proven true, would we be eligible for unemployment benefits? Thank you

  10. During the 3 quarters I worked in OK, I maintained my TEXAS drivers license. Therefore, I will not have an OK drivers license number for the application. Do I still qualify?

    • Your qualification for UI benefits is dependent on various factors. Please check with the labor dept in OK regarding the license issue.

    • Sorry Gloria – this is not the unemployment office. I deleted the personal information so no one will see it.

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