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Wisconsin Unemployment Contact Information

Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits

Wisconsin Unemployment Phone Numbers

1Claims Support Line(414) 435-7069
2Claims Support Toll-Free(844) 910-3661
3Claims Support Fax(608) 260-2444
4Appeals(608) 266-8010
5Appeals Fax(608) 327-6498
6Report Fraud(800) 909-9472
7Benefit Collections(608) 266-9701
8Job Center of Wisconsin Call Center(888) 258-9966
9Language and Disability Assistance(414) 435-7069
10Dept of Workforce Development(608) 266-3131

Claims support: (414) 435-7069 or toll-free (844) 910-3661

Monday – Friday 6:15 am to 5:30 pm | Saturday 7 am – 1:30 pm

To minimize wait times, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development asks that claimants call during the time period that corresponds with the first initial of their last name:

A to M 

  • Monday to Friday 6:15 am to 12 pm
  • Saturday 7 a.m. to 1:30 pm

N to Z

  • Monday to Friday 12 p.m. to 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 7 a.m. to 1:30 pm

If you have questions about your Wisconsin unemployment insurance benefits or need assistance with filing an initial claim or weekly certification, you can call the claimant assistance line to speak to a live customer service representative for help.


Wisconsin Job Center Locations

In order to maintain your eligibility for Wisconsin unemployment benefits, you must register to work with the Job Center of Wisconsin within 14 days of submitting your initial application for benefits. This includes uploading a resume. Failure to register will result in a denial of benefits. You can register for work online or by visiting a Job Center of Wisconsin office in person for help.

wdt_IDNameLocationPhoneCenter Hours
1Adams County Job Center401 North Main Street
Adams, WI 53910
608-339-9559Tues-Thurs 8 am-4 pm
Closed between 11:45 am -12:45 pm
2Ashland Job Center422 Third Street West
Suite 200
Ashland, WI 54806
715-392-7800Mon-Thurs 8 am-4:30 pm
3Polk County Job Center317 A Main Street
PO Box 278
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
715-485-3115Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
4Sauk County Job Center505 Broadway Street
Room 232
Baraboo, WI 53913
608-355-4810Mon-Fri 8 am - 4 pm
Resource Room: Mon 1-4 & Thurs 9-12
5Chippewa County Job Center2829 County Hwy I
Suite 2A
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715-723-2248Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
6Pepin County Job Center403 - 3rd Avenue West
Suite 200
Durand, WI 54736
715-672-8801Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
7Eau Claire County Job Center221 West Madison St
Eau Claire, WI 54703
715-679-5551Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8Walworth County Job Center400 County Road H
Gateway Technical College Campus
Elkhorn, WI 53121
262-741-5180Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
9Southwest Wisconsin Job Center1800 Bronson Blvd
Fennimore, WI 53809
608-822-2334Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
10Fond du Lac Area Job and Career Center349 North Peters Avenue
Fond Du Lac, WI 54935
920-404-6850Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
No Walk-ins. Scheduled Appts Only
11Brown County Job Center301 N. Adams St.
Suite 130
Green Bay, WI 54301
920-930-6570Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
12Rock County Job Center1717 Center Ave
Janesville, WI 53546
608-741-3400Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
13Workforce Development Center of Jefferson County874 Collins Road
Jefferson, WI 53549
920-674-7500Mon-Fri 7:45 am - 4:30 pm
14Kenosha County Job Center8600 Sheridan Road
Kenosha, WI 53143
262-697-4500Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
15Menominee County/Tribal Job CenterNorth 172 State Hwy. 47/55
Po Box 1179
Keshena, WI 54135
715-851-8250Mon-Fri 8:00 am - Noon
16Western Wisconsin Workforce Development Center2615 East Avenue South
Suite 101
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-405-4545Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
17Dane County Job Center1819 Aberg Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
608-288-2459Mon-Fri 7:45 am-4:30 pm
18Marinette County Job Center1605 University Avenue.
Marinette, WI 54143
715-679-5530Mon-Fri 10 am - 2 pm
19Marshfield Job Center211 E. Second Street
Suite 123
Marshfield, WI 54449
715-321-1011Tues-Thurs 9 am - 3:30 pm
Closed between 12-12:30
20Fox Cities Job Center - Menasha1802 Appleton Road
Entrance #4
Menasha, WI 54952
920-997-3272Mon - Fri 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Resource Room Mon-Fri 9-4
21Dunn County Job Center401 Technology Drive East
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-232-7380Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
22Job Center Central (Maximus)4201 North 27th Street
Suite 400
Milwaukee, WI 53216
414-203-8500Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Wed 8 am-7 pm
23Milwaukee Job Center Central4201 N. 27th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53216
414-874-0318Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Wed 8 am-7 pm
24Milwaukee Southeast Job Center2701 S Chase Avenue
Suite C
Milwaukee, WI 53207
414-389-6607Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
25Southeast Wisconsin Job Center1915 N. Dr.Martin Luther King Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212
414-374-1800Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
26Clark County Job Center501 Hewett Street
Neillsville, WI 54456
715-743-4631Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
27Park Falls Job Center400 South 4th Avenue
City Hall
Park Falls, WI 54552
715-762-2477Mon-Thurs 8 am-4:30 pm
28Racine County Workforce Solutions1717 Taylor Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
262-638-6481Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
29Northern Advantage Job Center51 A North Brown Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
715-365-1500Mon-Tues 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 12 pm - 4 pm
Thurs 8:30 am - 1:00 pm (Fri closed)
30Barron County Job Center331 South Main St
Ste 6
Rice Lake, WI 54868
715-679-5570Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
31St. Croix Valley Job Center704-B North Main Street
River Falls, WI 54022
715-426-0388Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
32Shawano County Job Center607 East Elizabeth Street
Shawano, WI 54166
715-524-2511Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
33Sheboygan County Job Center3620 Wilgus Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
920-930-6565Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
34Spooner Job Center522 Service Road
Spooner, WI 54801
715-635-2175Mon-Thurs 8 am-4:30 pm
35Door County - Job Center of Wisconsin1300 Egg Harbor Road
Suite 124
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920-743-6915Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
(except Tuesdays)
36Superior Job Center1805 North 14th Street
Suite 1
Superior, WI 54880
715-392-7800Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
37Waukesha Comprehensive Center327 E Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186
262-695-8056Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
38Marathon County Job Center731 North 1st Street
Suite 4000
Wausau, WI 54403
715-261-8700Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
39Washington County Workforce Development Center2200 Green Tree Road
West Bend, WI 53090
262-956-6875Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed evening hours by appt
40Wisconsin Rapids Job Center320 W Grand Ave
Suite 102
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
715-422-5000Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

More about Wisconsin Unemployment Phone Numbers

Wisconsin UI Claimant Assistance Line

The Wisconsin UI claimant assistance line offers valuable services to individuals seeking assistance with their unemployment insurance claims. By calling (414) 435-7069, you can access support and guidance from knowledgeable representatives who can answer your questions and provide information regarding your UI claim.

Whether it’s inquiries about eligibility requirements, weekly certifications, weekly benefit payment status, or any other concerns related to unemployment benefits, the claimant assistance line is available to help. Representatives can also assist with resolving payment issues, addressing claim discrepancies, and guiding you through the claimant portal, if necessary.

Unemployment Insurance Hearing Office

The Wisconsin unemployment insurance hearing hotline is a dedicated phone service designed to assist individuals who are involved in the appeals process for their unemployment insurance claims. When an individual’s initial unemployment claim is denied, they have the right to appeal the decision and present their case in front of an administrative law judge.

The unemployment insurance hearing hotline is available by calling (608) 266-8010. It provides a direct line of communication for claimants to schedule and participate in their appeal hearings. By contacting the hotline, you can receive information about the appeals process, schedule your hearing, and ask any questions related to your case.

Benefit Collections Helpline

The Wisconsin benefit collections helpline is available to individuals who have questions or concerns about benefit overpayments or debt collections related to the unemployment insurance program. By calling the benefit collections helpline at (608) 266-9701, you can speak with knowledgeable representatives who specialize in addressing issues related to repayment options, installment plans, and any available programs to help individuals resolve their outstanding debts.

The benefit collections helpline aims to assist individuals in understanding their rights and responsibilities while finding viable solutions to manage their benefit overpayments.

Unemployment Fraud Hotline

The Wisconsin unemployment fraud hotline was established to combat and address instances of unemployment fraud within the state. Unemployment fraud occurs when someone intentionally provides false information or withholds crucial facts in order to fraudulently obtain unemployment benefits. The fraud hotline is available at 1 (800) 909-9472, allowing individuals to confidentially report suspected cases of fraud.

By contacting the hotline, individuals can provide information and details about fraudulent activities, such as unauthorized benefit claims or identity theft. The hotline plays a vital role in detecting and preventing fraudulent activities, protecting the integrity of the unemployment insurance system, and ensuring that benefits are rightfully distributed to those who are eligible.

What information will I need when I call?

When you contact the Wisconsin UI claim assistance line, you may be asked to share personal information. Here are the details you may need to provide:

  • Your name
  • Social Security Number
  • Phone number
  • Address

If you are filing an initial application or weekly claim, you will also need the following information:

  • Contact information for your previous employer (name, address, phone number)
  • The date you stopped working
  • Information about your work search activities
  • Details about your wages and income

Job Center of Wisconsin Services

The Job Center of Wisconsin assists workers with their employment-related needs. It serves as a comprehensive hub where you can access a wide range of services and resources to meet the state’s unemployment work search requirements.

The Job Center of Wisconsin offers assistance with resume writing, job matching, skills assessments, career exploration, and job training programs. Additionally, it provides access to job listings, job fairs, and workshops on various employment topics.

Whether you are seeking a new job, exploring career options, or looking for training opportunities, the Job Center of Wisconsin can support you in achieving your employment goals.

Job Center of Wisconsin provides a wide range of job seeking services, including:

  • Career exploration
  • Career fairs and workshops
  • Job training programs
  • Job search help
  • Resume writing
  • Skills assessments

Career exploration

The Job Center of Wisconsin offers a variety of career exploration services to help you explore different career paths and make informed decisions about your professional future. Through these services, you can gain valuable insights into various industries, occupations, and job opportunities.

Each job center provides access to career assessments and tools that assess your skills, interests, and values, helping you identify potential career paths that align with your strengths and preferences. Additionally, career counselors are available to provide guidance and personalized assistance in exploring different career options, discussing educational and training requirements, and offering advice on career advancement.

Career fairs and workshops

Career fairs and workshops are available to support individuals in their career development and job search efforts. These events provide valuable opportunities for you to connect with employers, learn about job openings, and gain insights into various industries.

Career fairs bring together employers from different sectors, allowing you to explore a wide range of job opportunities and network with potential employers. The workshops offered by the Job Center of Wisconsin cover various topics, such as resume writing, interview skills, job search strategies, and professional development. These workshops equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to enhance your job search effectiveness and stand out in the competitive job market.

Job matching

There are several job training programs available to help individuals acquire new skills and enhance their qualifications for the workforce. These programs are designed to meet the needs of job seekers in various industries and occupations.

Through partnerships with local educational institutions, vocational schools, and training providers, the job center facilitates access to training programs such as apprenticeships, on-the-job training, skills development workshops, and certificate programs. These programs cover a wide range of fields, including healthcare, manufacturing, technology, and trades.

The job center also provides information on financial assistance options, such as grants or scholarships, to help you overcome financial barriers and access training programs. By participating in these job training programs, you can acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to increase your employability, explore new career paths, and enhance your prospects in the job market.

Job search help

The Job Center of Wisconsin offers a range of job search help services to assist individuals in their employment search and increase their chances of finding suitable employment. These services are designed to provide you with the tools, resources, and support you need to navigate the job market effectively. Job search assistance includes access to job listings, both online and in-person, which encompass a wide range of industries and positions.

Resume writing

Resume writing services assist job seekers in creating effective resumes that highlight their skills, qualifications, and experiences. These services are designed to help you craft a resume that stands out to employers and increases your chances of securing interviews.

The job center provides resources, templates, and guidance on resume formatting, content organization, and keyword optimization. Additionally, job seekers can receive personalized assistance and feedback from experienced career counselors who can offer valuable insights on how to tailor your resume to specific job opportunities.

Skills assessments

Taking a comprehensive skills assessment can help you gain a better understanding of your abilities, strengths, and areas for improvement. These services aim to help you identify your transferable skills, assess your proficiency in a number of areas, and determine your career interests. Skills can help you explore different occupations and industries that align with your abilities and preferences.

The Job Center of Wisconsin offers a variety of assessment tools and resources, including aptitude tests, interest inventories, and personality assessments, to help you make informed career decisions. Experienced career counselors are available to interpret assessment results, provide guidance on career paths that match your skills and interests, and offer recommendations for training and development opportunities.

  1. Hello, I don’t know if anyone is actively responding to this, I have tried to fill out the Unemployment form online but it says that I have to call in. Yet when I call the numbers provided all I get is a busy signal for about 10 seconds and then it hangs up me automatically. As I was laid off due to Convid 19 and the brick and mortar buildings are closed, who am I supposed to contact to get this resolved? Is there a different number that the one listed above?

    • If you have not been paid or figured out there ploy to stand on you without any payment being made. Get ready. They have non payment down to a science.. they love it when you beg and plead. I think managers are giving bonuses to most creative new ways to convince the poor sap, he or she,s completely at fault and that is why nothing is owed to them. Lose house. Your problem . Child removed . Bad parenting. Suicide. They encourage it just like a C,O,
      My advice is to run away from this place . You are not worthy of this high and mighty establishment. Even a virus don’t stop this bunch

    • I have the same problem since March. No one answer and all unemployment office are closed. If you found a solution please share.

      • Paulo,

        Please try finding answers online since there might be limited phone support due to the shortage of staffing. You can use the “Resources” or “FAQs” section of the website.

    • Kyle,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly.

      Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official Unemployment website.

      • It’s been 15 months since I have received a check. Two denials. One massive clerical error. And egregious mistakes by adjudication has left my car repossessed and in week ill be homeless. I won my appeal first week of November. Im out of patience. Pay Me I am owed over 18 thousand dollars

        • Andy,

          I can perhaps try and understand your pain. Please continue following up with the adjudicator until there’s a concrete update on the payment status.

  2. How come with 600,000 thousand people in Milwaukee, why don’t we have an unemployment office in our city.

    • Arthur,

      Unemployment Offices generally function as back offices and are administered through phone or online channel. There should be an office in your city. Please call the Claims Center for more.

  3. Where do I get a statement for unemployment benefits received in 2018?

    I need to include them on my taxes, correct?

    • Margie,

      You need a From 1099-G. That is correct. It should be reported as income. Please login to your account on the department’s website to access this form. For additional info, please call the Claims Center.

  4. My benefit year started 1/21/18 and ends on 1/19/19 however, my remaining benefit amount is exhausted do I have to wait until 1/19/19 to file for benefits again? Is there an extension I can file to continue benefits now? can I start a new claim?

    • Jennifer,

      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.

  5. If I choose to terminate employment under a voluntary separation plan, where I get a lump sum severance payment, can I collect unemployment after I receive my last paycheck?

  6. I quit my job to harrassement and disrespect from supervisor. Reported to GM and was told if I said I would find another job else where if it continued. She stated that If I was threatening her the next time I reported it I
    could find my way out of the job. Finally I walked into my job on November 26th and the supervisor started in again PMS was a nightmare with several things changed and no updates forwarded to me at all. I had to find things out on my own

    • Sandra,

      Please consider claiming UI benefits since you quit under hostile working conditions. Make sure to keep supporting documents handy in case of a dispute.

  7. I live in a very rural area, there are only 7 jobs listed in the newspaper this week, how am I supposed to apply to four different employers that are actively seeking employees every week, (most of the jobs in the paper are for work I cannot do!)

  8. I clicked on submit to get my claim number at 1145 and it said i have 0 minutes left to file and booted me out. i was filing for 2 wks ago not previous wk and i midnight was the final time to submit. I tried calling repeatedly and it kept booting me from holding. The recording said we are experiencing unusual call volume and they are unable to place me on hold at this time, please call back.This repeated until the office was closed. I received a “PROTOTYPE — UNDER CONSTRUCTION — PROTOTYPE” message on my screen and it said the filing closed at 1145. When i checked the hours to file online it said midnight on Sundays. Now will I not be eligible for that wk?? How can they change the hours on the filing system but post that it is midnight?

    • Me too!!! They are saying I took to long when they shut the portal off for almost two years!!! They lied and now I have 6 appeals I have to do. Not one. 6!!!! Like they think I’ll give up now???? I’ve been all the way to The Labor Board and Review and won!!!!! Give me my money!!!

    • Shelley,

      I hope its all sorted now. If the issue persists, please call the Claims Center to file over the phone and to speak to a representative for further instructions.

  9. Why do I have to look for work on the Wisconsin job center in order to file unemployment. I’ve got a full time job already. My job is shut down for a week and 2 days so they can make repairs to the plant. It’s mandatory every year they do this. I shouldn’t have to look for work when I have a full time job already.

    • It may be a requirement. However, there can be an exception.

      Please call the Claims Center for further information.

  10. I submitted my weekly claim and was given a number to call for I attended a mandatory meeting and was thus exempt from the 4 work searches. I mistakenly did not write down the number and now my payment is on hold. Could I please have the number, thank you.

  11. How do u change your banking info on here 2 days I’ve been trying can’t talk to any one can some one help me please

  12. The fax number (608) 232-0940 has been busy for the last 11 days that I’ve tried faxing what was requested of me. Meanwhile, I cannot receive benefits. Is there a way I can successfully fax?

    • I suggest that you speak to the Unemployment Office to check about faxing issues. Meantime, you should also be able to send the document(s) via email or upload them online.

      • How is it possible to upload documents online or an email address that documents can be emailed to in hopes of reaching the unemployment office more quickly and without the fee for faxing something somewhere. I cannot locate a single place that offers faxes for free and I don’t have the $ to fax anything without getting this documentation there by tomorrow when they open so that they will even complete the adjudication review in hopes of getting my benefits in time; it has been nearly two months since I was last employed and my case has been in review for a solid month already!

        • Heather,

          I can understand the ordeal. If you’re facing issues transmitting the documents, please call the Claims Center for assistance.

  13. I am wondering if I would qualify for unemployment if my employer says that they want me to resign in lieu of being terminated.

    • Depends on the exact reason for separation from the job.

      If it’s anything but voluntary (such as behaviour, performance), you can claim UI benefits.

  14. Can I qualify for unemployment since I quit a job that i worked for 3 weeks through a temp service I could do and felt comfertble doing for permant new job that has a lot of dangers associated with it that I was not told about in the 2 interviews I had. The only reason I excepted the job is I was told I’d be working with a microscope in a lab which I do not even do and I was told I’d work 12 hour shifts at night 2 days on 2 days off then 3 days on 3 days off now my employer is telling me I will work 5 days a week 8 hour shifts with a 35 minute commute each way. I only accepted the new job because of the schedule and the duties they discribed during my 2 interview and when I was told they wanted to hire me. I never agreed to work with dangerous chemicals or this schedule? They can not even provide me the correct size protect rubber boots for handling these chemicals they don’t offer wide size boots and want me to wear ones that are too big or too tight. I was never told I had to climb heights or deal with dangerous chemicals . I was told I’d be working in a lab with a microscope I’ve never even seen a microscope at this job. I have a weight restriction and can not just go accept any other temp service job and the place I was working for won’t take me back since I left for a new job. This is completely unfair I never would have agreed to work with dangerous chemicals and I’m afraid if I quit I will now have no job or pay check?

    • Well, you can be eligible to draw Unemployment Insurance if you quit due to hostile work environment.

      You’re not expected to work in dangerous work conditions. If there is a dispute from your employer during processing of the claim, please provide supporting documents.

    • In addition to my post if I do even qualify for unemployment my benifit rate would calculate out to about 71 dollars a week I was making 480 at the job I quit for this new job and only have worked this quarter not 2 consecutive quarters would I even qualify.

  15. I have been claiming for 4 weeks now and it has been pending the whole time I have tried to call but can not get a real person. what good does a claim specialist phone number do if there isn’t an option for a real person.

  16. WHERE IS MY MONEY. I have been filing claims on line sense 10/2015. I am told I am eligible. Wisconsin Unemployment states, that I am owed $3000. dollars, in the benefit summery. I have not received a penny. WHERE IS MY MONEY?? I was reamed good at work. Now I am victimized by the Wisconsin Unemployment System. Where I call. I get through, then they hang up on me..

    • I can understand your frustration. We’re not associated with the labor authorities in your state.

      Please call the claims center for further information.

  17. My position has been replaced after return from surgery (only out for 2 1/2 weeks) I was working 38.25 hours a week and have now been reduced to 13 hours per week. I have found a new job that is part time and approximately 24 hours a week with a rotating schedule. It will be full time at end of January. Can I quit the job with 13 hours and work the job with 24 and still be eligible for unemployment benefits?

    • You do not have many options pertaining to this.

      Please check with the unemployment office in your state by calling them and apply accordingly.

  18. i work a seasonal job. have for the last 18 yrs. we have winters off and have collected unemployment with no problems till this yr. why are we required to do 4 job searches every week now? i dont want another job and if we deny 1 of the jobs we sent a resume into we get denied UP. you realize how many employees and employers this is gonna mess with? what phone # can i call to ask questions about this?

    • We can understand your concern. Please note we’re not associated with the unemployment office in your state.

      Please redirect your queries to the authorities. The phone numbers are available on top of this page.

    • Please provide them the phone numbers given on the official site.

      We are a private company and not associated with the labor authorities in your state.

  19. I have an opportunity for accept a “separation agreement.” Does this agreement still allow me to claim unemployment benefits?

    • Depends. Please check with your employer if this agreement would hinder you eligibility to claim unemployment benefits.

  20. my job does not pay for maternity leave. do i qualify for unemployment? or is there another way to get financial help for those few weeks?

    • I am afraid Mat leave time does not qualify. Please research more on other benefits that may be available in your state.

  21. I have been calling for 2 1/2 weeks now and have not been able to get through to complete my “initial” claim. What is up with this? How do I get to talk with someone?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. I have been calling at least 20times a day everyday this week(it is now Thursday) and still have not been able to get thru! Somebody PLEASE help!!!!

  23. how long does it take to recieve or for them to finish your claim cause Ive been waiting four weeks and all I get told is I have to wait longer and longer is there anyway someone can help because calling doesn’t work

  24. I really need help if there is anyway to get my unemployment claim done it would be awesome so there is anyway someone can help me out let me know

  25. Ive tried for 3 weeks to get though to finish my unemployment is there a different way to finish instead of calling and getting nowheres on the phone

    • This is ridiculous! I have called about 30-40 times per week for almost 3 weeks and can not get through. The system says the same thing everytime…They are experiencing high call volume and they will try to transfer me. Once I get transferred, it says that they have reached the maximum amount of people on hold and hangs up on me. I don’t even have a choice to sit on the line and wait if I wanted. I read an article in the newspaper that they are working overtime but if you call anywhere close to closing time you can’t even try to get transferred to a claims specialist. It just says they are closed. I called at 3:50 and they close at 4:30 and I wasn’t even allowed to get transferred. It is EXTREMELY frustrating and something needs to be done! Hire some of these thousands of people that are unemployed if you are that short-staffed. This whole experience is so irritating & it is absolutely unfair!!! No business could be or should be ran like this. Oh, and another great quote from the recorded message is that if you are having difficulty getting through to a claim specialist, please call back. Oh, thanks, that works wonders!!!!!!

      • It is definitely frustrating.Please note that we are not a govt. organisation.Perhaps,you can raise a grievance with the governor’s office on the way labor department in WI functions.

  26. where in Milwaukee wi can I file my unemployment claim and also verify what I have been doing on the internet is being registered

    • You must immediately contact the claims center by phone and make them aware of the situation.They must not take weeks to process paperwork and disburse payment.

  27. I cant seem to get in contact with a claims specialist. Its been 2weeks. I call everyday atleast 5 times a day and still can’t get through. What should I do? Can someone please call me. 4146100697


  29. how come you cant talk to an adjudicator? I faxed a paper in because another state , which I now live, said I wasn’t registered with them and I was so they gave me a paper saying I was indeed registered, I just need it corrected, why do I have to wait with no check , when they can just correct it

    • I would like to visit the nearest unemployment office to discuss my claim. Can you give me a phone no so that I can set up an appointment at the Milwaukee Benefit Center?

      • Please use a suitable number below.

        Madison Area 608-232-0678
        Milwaukee Area 414-438-7700
        Toll Free Number1-800-UC CLAIM

        • James J.Dehler
          does not live in the areas of Fond Du Lac county and the city of West Bend or Portage,WI. Driving to the closest WI D.M.V. would be to Beaver Dam,WI by tech. college M-P-T-C. Please help me locate a WI DEPT OF WORK FORCE address. The retired uncle and aunt that I live with are lazy religious freaks. After 3 1/2 years of paying rent and half bills I must create a good resume. PLEASE REPLY a.s.a.p.

  30. please give me the location nearest new berlin wi so i can go get help with my claims. i have limited minutes on my phone and cannot wait on hold for hours at a time. very frustrated

  31. My employer (a local hospital)has told me it is mandatory that I get a flu shot by Nov 1 or I will not be employed by them. My position is a clerical position and has been for the past 25 years I have no immediate contact with patients. If I refuse to get the flu shot, can I collect unemployment ?

    • This is not the unemployment office. Anything here is an “opinion” though we strive for accuracy. Generally if you do not follow company policy you suffer the consequences. However, unemployment may decide you had a right to refuse. You may try “pleading your case” with your employer first in hopes of maintaining a good working relationship. Requiring a person to undergo an “invasive” procedure to maintain employment is something you could research.

  32. I filled 2 weeks ago and am still waiting for follow up. I have had no income since 8-9 and my husband just launched a franchise. He also is waiting to hear whether he can claim unemployment for the weeks his earnings have been less than $300. We appreciate some information ASAP as we have 2 children at home.

    • This is not the unemployment office. Please check the website for your state’s unemployment – they may provide alternate contact methods if you are having trouble reaching by phone. If you fax anything to them be sure to include your name, phone number, and social security # on every page.

        • Check the unemployment website and see if there are alternate contact methods available. If you were referred to a job center, you might be able to use their fax machine.

  33. I have filed for 5 weeks now and am waiting for a response that I should of had at 21 days. I have tried to call every day all day long and every time it says call volume high and hangs up on me. When I try to find a local office it only gives me P.O. boxes. I have been out of work since Jan 2013 and now have been looking for work and have no income…I need an answer of what is going on, or I will look into an attorney to get this issue resolved.

  34. My unemployment was denied so I appealed the decision. The decision was reversed and I was told to keep claiming weekly. When I call to claim it tells me that I don’t have any benefits to claim at this time and to contact a claim specialist. When I try to call the specialist it tells me due to a high volume of calls at this time we are ending this call. Everytime I call a specialist it gives me that message and disconnects me. I’ve tried looking up an address for an office for unemployment near me but all it gives me is a po box number. My family and I are getting sick of this cat and mouse game cause we’re on the verge of eviction.

  35. I have waited 7 weeks now for an answer to my eligibility and have not hear anything back yet, I called s claims specialist and was told to contact the adjudicator handling my case, they told me it should of been already processed and the results allowed benefits but I still hear nothing from them, how can I get my benefits released.

    • Hi Jordan,

      I think you are talking about filing the claim. Since you are telling that you are eligible to receive benefits, have you started your weekly claims? You need to claim benefits each week you are unemployed and there are separate requirements for the same. Please check on this. Also, you might have received a different debit / cash card where you receive your benefits if you have not provided your account details while filing.
      If you have carried out this procedure, why not visit a nearest unemployment office and check what is holding back your benefits?

  36. I have filed for 4 weeks and still no answer, I was told two weeks, then called again two weeks ago and told to wait two more weeks,Iam done if I can’t get a response from you, I am done, I will get a lawyer and go after the state. This is BS.

    • Hi Rick,

      Have you tried visiting a benefit center and get a one-to-one support from a claims specialist to know why your benefits are delayed.
      Please note that, there is a waiting period of 1 week each benefit year during which you will receive no pay and this may extend if your document verification is still in progress. This certainly does not explain why you received no pay for straight 4 weeks though. Visit the office in person before you move on to the lawyer.

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