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Oregon Unemployment Application

Applicants who wish to open a new claim for Oregon unemployment insurance can do so by either calling the Unemployment Insurance Agency or through the Internet. However, the option to file your claim through the internet is not available during the following timings due to maintenance routines:

Weekdays -10:00 pm to 2:00 am, Saturday 8:00 pm to Sunday 2:00 am, Sunday 8:30 pm to Monday 5:00 am.

The online claim facility will be unavailable every day from 12:30 pm t0 2:00 am and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm every second Sunday of the month.

In case your attempt to file online fails or if you don’t have the facility to do it, claims can be filed through telephone calls. Following are the numbers of the local centers

  • Bend, Madras, Prineville, Redmond          541-388-4066
  • Dallas, Salem local area                              503-375-7900
  • Newberg, Portland, Woodburn                 503-224-0405

If you have any doubts regarding the filing process or related matters, you can call 1-800-FILE-4-UI (1-877-345-3484).

You will need the following information when you start a new claim –

  • Full name, mailing address, phone number
  • Social security number
  • Personal identification number
  • Wages earned during the base period
  • Employment history during the base period, which includes
    • Names of all employers you worked for
    • Address, contact details of base period employers
    • Start and end dates of jobs held during the base period
  • Driver’s license (if any)
  • Veteran/Military separation date
  • Alien registration number, if you are not a citizen of the U.S.

Want to know about how much you will receive?? Calculate your benefits here

Read Frequently Asked Questions for Claimants in Oregon

Unemployed? Check your eligibility for unemployment benefits

  1. Went on line to restart my claim. the program asked me to state when I started my my job that I was just let go from due to Covid-19. The UI program had drop down boxes. they looked like this: Start [mm] [dd] [yyyy]
    End [mm] [dd] [yyyy]
    When I used the drop down box on the start [yyyy] it only gives the option of 2020. I need to put in 2019. I does not give any other choice. Since this is March 2020 as I write this and my job that I lost, STARTED in July 2019. Your UI program thinks I am putting in a future date. So,I am stopped. You people need to fix asap. I’m letting my Senator and Trump know because it makes me wonder if it was done on purpose to slow the process.

  2. If I started as an intern but continued to work for a total of 11 months. They are letting people go because of company’s finances. Am I eligible?

    • Lisa,

      If your employer remitted unemployment taxes into the system, you can be eligible. Please contact your HR dept. for more.

  3. if I was working for a company I am a senior in hi school my I took time off school to work in Hawaii I have talked to the company about coming back to finish my schooling am I elegable for emoloyment benefits

    • It looks like you worked a temporary job. You may not be eligible.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for further information.

  4. Union workers are in a different class or job positions that is suppose to make it easier and better to not only getting help finding a job but other benefits also. Isn’t that why we pay our dues out of every check and its usually more than the federal or state taxes and I would like some help from them but get none dispite paying then to do exactly what???

  5. I moved to Oregon last year and began working at a high school and my job was temporary through Multnomah County, and could have possibly went long term. Multnomah responded by stating that they did not have the funds to continue my position for the next year. I have not worked since June 17th and I received my last check on the 24th of June. Do i qualify for unemployment?

    • Temporary and Contractual jobs are generally not eligible.

      Please check with your employer if they pay the relevant taxes and apply accordingly.

  6. I work only 1 year . Now baby due any time .I work in production . I cant continue now Can I apply unemployment?I

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

  7. I worked for 12.5 years for an owner who suddenly passed away March 2. 2016
    and a new company took over. I was with them for 3.5 weeks and was asked on 3/22/16 to turn in my keys. The company president Pamela McKenna was told by the person training me I walked off my job which is not true. I want a hearing so it’s on record I did NOT quit. Am I eligible for benefits?
    Thank you

    • If you lost the job due to hostile work conditions, you can qualify. Please consider applying for UI benefits until the time you find a job.

      Make sure to keep supporting documents handy to provide in case if your employer disputes your claim when you apply.

  8. I can’t find a link to the actual online application on your site. I’ve reviewed the eligibility info and the calculator, but now I’d like to apply for unemployment benefits. Can you please send me the link to apply in Oregon?

  9. I was workng as a security guard a woman was assaulted. I responded but my position was terminated because they felt I used in proper force. Do I qualify also I have been in oregon working for only 1 year. If I do not qualify wht kind od assistance can I get to help me until I find a job.

    • You can be eligible if your employer paid the relevant taxes to the state.

      Please speak to the Unemployment Office in your state for further advice. If you apply and they deny on the basis of your employer’s feedback, please keep supporting documents handy to prove that you were wrongfully terminated from the job.

  10. I just started a job in Oregon on October 12, 2015 and was laid off last Friday December 4th. I have not worked in order since 1998. Prior to taking the job on October 12th in Oregon I worked for Farmers Insurance in Washington state from 10-7-14 TO 10-9-15. Do I file my claim in Oregon or Washington. I live in Washington.

    • Not sure if your immediate past jobs fulfill the base period criteria. Please use the calculator available on this site to check.

      One must file from the state where their last employment was based.

    • Not sure who you’re referring to. If this relates to a call you are waiting for from the authorities and did not receive one as per the timelines, please call the claims center on the numbers provided.

  11. I need to appeal my unemployment claim or see how I would go about making it a disability claim as I’m due to have a baby any time now but my unemployment claim was denied due to me not being able to work.

  12. Hi, I have a question. I have exhausted my EUC benefits tier 3 in Washington state, where my last employer is located. However, before that I worked in Oregon and I dont think I have exhausted those benefits. This would be going back to 2004. I worked for Moore Excavation, Inc from 1996 to 2004. Do benefits go back that far?

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