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Wyoming Unemployment Eligibility

Updated : June 21st, 2019

You must meet the following requirements in order to become eligible for unemployment insurance benefits in Wyoming.

Non Monetary Eligibility

  • Be unemployed through no fault of your own
  • Be able, available and actively seeking work
  • Must register at the first week you file for unemployment or go to your local Workforce Center to register for work. If you live outside of Wyoming, go to your nearest Workforce Center in your state of residency.
  • Must  have quit job or got fired for “good cause” related with work

Monetary Eligibility

In order to be monetarily eligible you must have earned adequate wages during your base period (the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters before the start date of your claim).

You must have earned wages in at least two quarters and have total base period earnings of 1.4 times your highest quarter.

To maintain your eligibility for Benefits, report any hours you worked and money you earned, including tips, each time you request payment. Even if it is one dollar or one hour, you must report it.

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  1. I was fired because I got a dui and lost my driving privileges my employers insurance would not cover me any longer and I was let go. Would I still qualify for UI benefits?

  2. I’m going to be laid off from my job as a rig manager in North Dakota and I live in Wyoming. the company is asking for people to take a voluntary lay off, will this stop me from getting unimployment

  3. If asked to resign of be fired for no good reason and you choose resignation with a severance package are you still eligible for unemployment when the severance run out?

    1. Wendell,

      There is no waiting time. If you were ‘fired’ due to involuntary reasons, please go ahead and consider applying.

  4. I have worked for the same company for over 10 years. Well I got sick back the last week of Jan. which resulted in my having to be on oxygen. I work in the oilfield dealing with explosives and having to have a CDL. Anyway I am not allowed to come back to work while being on oxygen for safety reasons, which I understand, but my sick pay has run out and I’m trying to live on what my wife makes.
    The company I work for tells me that they will hold my job open until July at which time they will lay me off. I was wondering if I could get unemployment if I quit. They are already planning on replacing me in the next 2 weeks, and my dr, told me today he doesn’t know for sure if I will ever be off of this oxygen or not

    1. Corey,

      This is a tricky situation. I suggest you call the Unemployment Office to understand your eligibility. You might just qualify.

  5. I just got fired for forgetting to hand in safety paperwork required every month after being employed for 5 yrs. Do I still get unemployment benefits.

    1. Cadance,

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

  6. I worked for four different employers during my base period. I was told I qualified for unemployment and have gotten paid once from unemployment.
    I also have been getting Claimant Chargeability Reply forms. I quit all my base employers. These forms are telling me that the form is needed to accurately charge the account of the employer listed above.
    Do I need to worry about these forms? I quit all of those jobs except the last one I qualified with?

  7. I quit my job in oklahoma where i have been employed for 12 years. I am actively looking for a job and applied several different places in Casper. Can I be eligible for unemployment benefits?

  8. I have been working for the University of Wyoming for a few years, and recently started a full time position in January 2017. My co-worker is leaving the university and the university is now telling me I have to absorb her job duties without any additional compensation. If I quit, am I eligible for unemployment until I find a new job at a different company? If I refuse to take on her job duties and still remain doing mine, and they fire me, am I eligible then as well? Thank you!

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

      Please call the Unemployment Office for further information.

  9. I work for a company in Cheyenne Wy ,We will be closing our doors mid March -mid April.. I have been working for them for a little over 10 months now , lately it has becoming very stressful at work co-workers and customers both….If i were to quit because it becoming a very stressful environment, would I still be able to collect unemployment?

    1. You can be eligible to quit and draw due to hostile or dangerous working conditions.

      Please call the Unemployment Office to confirm before deciding.

  10. My husband has been notified that a buy out is in process and he will no longer have a job as of Dec 6. He has worked for 45 years, same office. They are surplus-ing workers in WY. His office will be run by remote technology or covered with workers from Casper. Would he qualify for unemployment?

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