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Wyoming Unemployment Benefit Questions

Updated : June 21st, 2019

1.What are the consequences of committing unemployment insurance fraud?

Committing insurance fraud does have dire consequences, so please do not do any such thing. As per the law, following are the consequences you may have to face:

  • Repayment of overpaid money. A 5% penalty will be added to the amount and 5 % every following month until the amount is paid off.
  • Disqualification from receiving the benefits for a period of 52 weeks
  • Criminal prosecution
  • If convicted, possible disqualification from benefits for an additional two years.

2. If I go away on vacation or if I fall sick for one or more weeks during UI, what will happen?

Claim interruption for any reason other than employment, will require a claim reopening so that you can continue enjoying the benefits. You can re-open your claim via telephone or Internet.

3. Am I allowed to file an unemployment claim with another state?

Yes. You are allowed to file an unemployment claim with another state if you reside in Wyoming if most of your wages were from a different state.

If you have wages from multiple states you can also use the combined wage claim. In this process, you can request that the wages be combined by transferring it to the state you currently reside in.

4. Will the state of Wyoming take my benefits if I have an overpayment in another state?

Yes. The state of Wyoming is a member of the IRORA. This is an organization of states that work together to recover overpayments through an offset. Hence, if another state has informed us that you have an overpayment in that state, Wyoming will offset them.

More Questions??  Read Benefit Q & A Section

    1. Rodrick,

      Wyoming Workforce department recommends weekly filing between Sunday and Friday. As much as I am aware, the payout is weekly. Please call the Claims Center for clarification.

  1. If you were told your rig would go back up after a week, and it didn’t. The company kept pushing the start date back. You finally filed for unemployment in Wyoming. Will Wyoming unemployment back pay you for the weeks of missed work if you filed job attached?

    1. Andrew,

      If your job was meant to be seasonal, you may not qualify. Please wait for the office to come back to you and update on the claim status.

  2. My past quarterly wages were earned in Montana up until April 30, 2015. I voluntarily left the Montana employment and would not be eligible under Montana UI statutes & rules. I have since then earned wages in Wyoming from August 17, 2015 to present. As a Fed. employee, I may be furloughed at the end of September. Would I be eligible to apply for UI Benefits under Wyoming statutes and rules?

    1. Please call the labor authorities in Wyoming before considering the option of applying there. Bottom line, you must apply from the state where your last employment was based.

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