Apply For Benefits-District of Columbia

Apply for Unemployment Benefits via call

CALL: 1 (877) 319-7346 or (202) 724-7000 (8:30am - 5pm, Mon - Fri) to file unemployment claim. It is advised to call during non-peak hours—weekdays after 5pm, and all day Saturday—to reach our automated line.

  1. Are you eligible for benefits if your employer changes your job description and it no longer is the original job you were hired for. can you resign and claim benefits?

    1. If you resign voluntarily, you will not be eligible.

      Please call the Unemployment Office to confirm if you can be eligible to quit and draw benefits under such circumstances.

    1. Generally, UI benefits is only provided to those who’re able and available for work. If the medical condition is work related, they can apply explore benefits under the Workers Comp scheme.

  2. if while on unemployment I sale some of my land to get caught up on my on my bills will this keep me from getting my unemployment check?

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