How to file for Unemployment Benefits (State by State Guide)

If you’ve been are unable to work due to the Coronavirus or COVID-19, you can apply for temporary unemployment benefits. In this post, we are going to walk you through a state by state guide on how to file for Unemployment benefits due to Coronavirus pandemic.

We will explain each state’s requirement for this emergency unemployment benefit and how you can apply remotely – online or by phone.

Furthermore, we will list the documents or evidence you will need to provide to successfully file your emergency unemployment benefits.

"How to file for Unemployment Benefits"

Documentation required in all states:

  • To apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits, you will need:
  • Your Social Security number
  • Your driver’s license or state ID number
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address
  • Name, address, telephone number, and dates of employment with each employer you worked for during the past 6 weeks of employment
  • The reason you became unemployed from each employer
  • Dependents’ names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth
  • If claiming dependents, your spouse’s name, Social Security number, and birth date
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen or national, alien registration number and expiration date
  • Your regular occupation and job skills

How to apply for unemployment if you’ve been impacted by COVID-19.

How to file for Unemployment Benefits by State

Click on your state to view instructions.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

How to File for Unemployment by State Summary

We hope this post on How to File for Unemployment by state was helpful.

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Be sure to check out our other articles on Government benefits, including how to apply for food stamps by state