We found unemployment info for strippers in every state in America.  Scroll down to find your state, where to go to file, what you can potentially expect to receive and application guide links.  Additionally, there is information for some states that tells you whether or not your state laws view you as an employee or not. Even if your club doesn’t recognize you as such.  You see, strippers all across America are mis-properly classified.  All strippers are considered employees in almost every state.  This is why all class action law suits against clubs get settled out of court.  They know they will lose.  

Lastly, we want you to be sure to file as soon as you can.  There is a window of time to do this, so if you haven’t done it already, do it before the end of this week!  March 28, 2020.  

 

Unemployment Insurance Program Information by State

 

Alabama

 

Administering Agency: Department of Industrial Relations

Address: 649 Monroe Street, Montgomery, AL 36131-0099

Tel: 1-800-361-4524

Website: www.labor.alabama.gov 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.labor.alabama.gov/covid19resources.aspx 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 52 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $275 per week

How to File: Online or by Phone 

Work Search Requirement? Yes (temporarily waived during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://labor.alabama.gov/docs/guides/uc_brr.pdf 

Appeals Process: Appeal requests must be made by writing to: 

Alabama Department of Labor Hearing and Appeals Division, Room 4677 649 Monroe Street Montgomery, Alabama 36131. 

Appeal requests must be filed within 15 calendar days of the mailing date of the original decision or within 7 calendar days if the decision was handed to you in-person.

Other ways to check worker classification: Call 1-855-234-2856 or email TipHotline@labor.alabama.gov

Worker Classification Test: The Common Law Right To Control Test

 

Alaska

 

Administering Agency: Dept of Labor and Workforce Development

Address: PO Box 115509, Juneau, AK 99811-5509

Tel: (907) 465-2712

Website: http://www.labor.state.ak.us/unemployment/home.htm 

COVID-19 Information: http://www.labor.state.ak.us/unemployment/COVID-19.htm

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 52 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $370 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but will possibly be waived on a case by case basis)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Biweekly requirement

Application Guide: http://www.labor.state.ak.us/unemployment/documents/uihandbook.pdf 

Appeals Process: You can file a benefit appeal by mail, email, fax, or telephone. Don’t forget to sign the appeal. If you file an appeal, you will get a hearing before an appeals officer. At the hearing, the appeals officer will take testimony and written evidence. Shortly after the hearing you will receive the appeals officer’s written decision in the mail. You have 30 days to file your appeal, and three days to appeal the decision made at your hearing. 

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

Arizona

 

Administering Agency: Department of Economic Security

Mailing Address: PO Box 6028, Phoenix, AZ 85005-6028

Tel: (602) 771-6601

Website: https://des.az.gov/services/employment/unemployment-individual 

COVID-19 Information: https://des.az.gov/services/coronavirus 

Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $240 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://des.az.gov/services/employment/unemployment-individual/apply-ui-benefits 

Appeals Process: You can appeal online, by phone, or in writing. You must file your appeal within 15 calendar days after the mailing date of Determination of Deputy or Determination of Overpayment. The appeal will be processed and scheduled for a hearing as soon as possible. Most hearings are by telephone. A Notice of Hearing generally will be sent to you within 3 to 6 weeks from the date the appeal was received. It will tell you the date, time and location of your hearing, the issue to be heard, how to participate in the hearing and give other important information about the process.  

See the appeals webpage for a list of free legal service providers who can help you with your appeal: https://des.az.gov/content/unemployment-insurance-benefits-appeals 

Worker Classification Test: The Right To Control Test

 

Arkansas

 

Name of Program: Unemployment Insurance

Administering Agency: Department of Workforce Services

Mailing Address: PO Box 2981, Little Rock, AK 72203-2981

Tel: 501-682-2121

Email: ADWS.Info@arkansas.gov 

Website: https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/unemployment 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/src/files/Employers_FAQs_UI_COVID-19.pdf 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 25 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $451

How to File: Online or In Person

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but temporarily waived for workers whose employer has shut down for 10 weeks or less because of COVID-19)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/src/files/500_BOOKLET_8X11_ART_v07-2-2019.pdf 

Appeals Process: You have the right to file an appeal on any individual denial of TAA services during the 20 day period following the date the determination is issued. If you lose your appeal, you can appeal again to the US Department of Labor within 30 days after publication of the petition determination. Requests must be made in writing and contain specific information or reason for the determination to be in error. 

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

California

 

Administering Agency: Employment Development Department

Mailing Address: PO Box 942880, Sacramento, CA 94280

Tel: 1-800-300-5616

Website: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm 

Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $450 per week

How to File: Online, By Phone, or by Fax or Mail

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm 

Appeals Process: You must submit your appeal in writing within 30 days of the mailing date on the Notice of Determination and/or Ruling (DE 1080CZ). If you don’t have a copy of the Appeal Form (DE 1000M), or cannot print a copy, you can write a letter to the EDD to notify the Department that you want to appeal the decision to reduce or deny you benefits.

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

Colorado

Administering Agency: Department of Labor and Employment

Mailing Address: PO Box 8789, Denver, CO 80201-8789

Tel: 1-800-388-5515

Website: https://www.colorado.gov/cdle/unemployment 

COVID-19 Information: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/information-and-resources-coronavirus 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period:26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $552

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Biweekly

Application Guide: https://www.colorado.gov/cdle/node/41376 

Appeals Process: Your appeal must be received within 20 calendar days of the date the Notice of Decision was mailed. You can submit your appeal online, by mail, or by fax. After you file your appeal, a hearing may be scheduled where the decision is reviewed and a new decision is made. If you disagree with the decision, it may then be appealed to the Industrial Claim Appeals Office. The Industrial Claim Appeals Office provides opportunities to submit information about the appeal, and then a panel reviews and makes a final decision. Any additional appeals take place through the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Worker Classification Test: Modified ABC Test

 

Connecticut

 

Administering agency: Connecticut Department of Labor 

Mailing Address: 200 Folly Brook Blvd, Wethersfield, CT 61091-1114

Tel: 860-263-6000

Website: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-OnLine/index.htm 

Information on COVID-19: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-OnLine/unemployedduetocoronavirus.pdf 

http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/DOLCOVIDFAQ.PDF 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks (with possibility of extensions)

Maximum Benefit: $631 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but waived during COVID-19 pandemic: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/COVIDFAQWorkSearchRequirements.pdf

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/progsupt/unemplt/claimant-guide/uc-288.pdf 

Appeals Process: You can appeal online, in person, or by mail or fax. Your appeal must be received or postmarked within 21 days of the decision denying benefits. An Appeals Referee from the Appeals Division will hear your case. While waiting for the Referee’s decision, you should continue to file weekly claims as scheduled as long as you are totally or partially unemployed. Here is a guide on the appeals process: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/appeals/applc.htm 

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

Delaware

 

Administering Agency: Division of Unemployment Insurance, Department of Labor

Mailing Address: PO Box 9950, Wilmington, DE 19809-0950

Tel:

New Castle County residents: (302) 761-6576

Kent and Sussex County residents: (800) 794-3032

Website: https://ui.delawareworks.com/index.php

Information on COVID-19: https://laborfiles.delaware.gov/c19/UI-FAQ.pdf 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $330 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes (temporarily waived during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://ui.delawareworks.com/documents/UI%20Claimant%20Handbook.pdf?20190701 

See also: https://uikiosk.delawareworks.com/video/Introduction%20to%20UI%20Benefits.php 

Appeals Process: Appeals must be filed within 10 days of the decision mailing date. Appeals can be filed online or via email at dol_dui_appeals_request@delaware.gov  

Worker Classification Test: The Common Law Right to Control Test

 

District of Columbia

 

Administering Agency: Department of Employment Services, Office of Unemployment

Mailing Address: 609 H Street NE, 3rd floor, Washington, DC 20001-4347

Tel: 202-724-7000

Website: https://does.dcnetworks.org/claimantservices/Logon.aspx 

Information on COVID-19: https://does.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/does/publication/attachments/COVID19_DOES_Scenarios.pdf 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $432 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes (temporarily waived during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes 

Application Guide: https://does.dcnetworks.org/claimantservices/Rights%20and%20Responsibilities.pdf 

Appeals Process: If you are disqualified or held ineligible to receive benefits, you will receive in the mail a written Notice of Determination from a claims examiner that advises you why you were disqualified or held ineligible. You can file an appeal by mail, by fax, or in person with the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). You must include a copy of the determination you are appealing, if mailing. You must bring with you a copy of the determination you are appealing, if filing in person. If you submit your request for appeal by mail, it must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service within fifteen (15) calendar days of the mailing date of the determination that you are appealing. If you report in person to file your appeal, you must similarly do so within the same 15 calendar days. Free legal representation is available through the Claimant Advocacy Program of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO. Their telephone number is 202-974-8150. 

Worker Classification Test: Relative Nature of the Work Test

 

Florida

 

Administering Agency: Unemployment Compensation Services, Agency for Workforce Innovation

Mailing Address: 107 E. Madison St. MSC 229, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0180

Tel: 1-800-204-2418

Website: http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants/apply-for-benefits 

Information on COVID-19: http://www.floridajobs.org/docs/default-source/ra-dua-documentation/dua-faqs-3-17-20-updates.pdf?sfvrsn=805543b0_4 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 12-23 weeks, depending on unemployment rate

Maximum Benefit: $275 per week

How to File: Online at https://connect.myflorida.com/Claimant/Core/Login.ASPX 

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants 

Appeals Process: If a determination is made to deny benefits, you may request an administrative hearing conducted by an appeals referee. All requests for an appeal hearing must be filed within 20 calendar days after the distributed date of the determination. You can appeal online or by mail or fax. 

Worker Classification Test: The Right to Control Test

 

Georgia

 

Administering Agency: Department of Labor

Mailing Address: 148 Andrew Young Inter Blvd, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30303-1732

Contact: https://dol.georgia.gov/email-us 

Website: https://dol.georgia.gov/unemployment-benefits 

Information on COVID-19: https://pilot.georgia.gov/covid-19-state-services-georgia see also: https://dol.georgia.gov/blog/new-information-filing-unemployment-partial-claims-and-reemployment-services 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 20 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $330 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes (all in-person requirements have temporarily been waived during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://dol.georgia.gov/file-unemployment-insurance-claim 

Appeals Process: Appeals must be filed within 15 days of the release date on the determination or decision letter to be considered timely. Appeals can be made online or by email, by fax, or by hand delivery. Appeals must identify the exact determination or decision you are appealing; include the name of the claimant, the social security number on the determination or decision being appealed, your address, the best phone number to reach you, and the release date on the determination or decision letter; include the docket number, if you are appealing an Administrative Hearing Officer’s decision; and explain in detail why you are appealing.

Appeals Guidebook available on this webpage: https://dol.georgia.gov/file-unemployment-insurance-claim 

Worker Classification Test: Modified ABC Test 

 

Hawaii

 

Administering Agency: Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

Mailing Address: 830 Punchbowl Street, Room 437, Honolulu, HI 96813-5096

Tel: 

Oahu: (808) 586-8970

Hilo: (808) 974-4086

Kona: (808) 322-4822

Maui: (808) 984-8400

Kauai: (808) 274-3043

Website: www.labor.hawaii.gov/ui 

Information on COVID-19: http://labor.hawaii.gov/ui/main/covid-19-labor-benefits-fact-sheet/ 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $630 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Weekly or Biweekly

Application Guide: http://labor.hawaii.gov/ui/handbook-on-unemployment-benefits-2/ 

Appeals Process: If you are denied benefits and disagree with the “Notice of Decision on Unemployment Insurance Claim,” you may request reconsideration and/or file an appeal to the Employment Security Appeals Referees’ Office (ESARO) within 10 calendar days after the determination or redetermination was mailed to you. The appeal period may be extended to 30 calendar days for good cause by ESARO. If you file an appeal or request reconsideration, do not stop filing your claim certifications. You can file your appeal online or submit your appeal directly to ESARO. You could also use the appeal form at your local claims office or write your own letter to submit to your local claims office.  Attach a copy of the decision(s) which you disagree with. The address for ESARO is 830 Punchbowl Street, Room 429, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

Idaho

 

Administering Agency: Department of Labor

Mailing Address: 317 W Main Street, Boise, ID 83735-0002

Tel: (208) 332-8942

Website: https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/Unemployment-Benefits 

Information on COVID-19: https://idahoatwork.com/2020/03/18/faqs-about-unemployment-insurance-and-covid-19/ see also: https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/COVID-19 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $364

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/Portals/0/Publications/UIClaimant_Booklet.pdf 

See also: https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/Unemployment-Benefits/UI-Videos 

Appeals Process: The appeal must be filed within fourteen days after service of the determination being appealed. You can file your appeal in person, by mail, or by fax. The appeal must be in writing, you must sign it, it must request an appeal hearing, and it must identify the determination being appealed. Any written request which meets the above requirements is acceptable, however, you may use the Department’s Request for Appeals Hearing form online or call (208) 332-3572 to have one faxed or mailed to you.

Worker Classification Test: The Common Law Right to Control Test

 

Illinois

 

Administering Agency: Department of Employment Security

Mailing Address: 33 South State St, Chicago, IL 60603

Tel: (800) 244-5631

Website: https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/individuals/UnemploymentInsurance/Pages/default.aspx 

Information on COVID-19: https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/Pages/COVID-19-and-Unemployment-Benefits.aspx 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $471 per week ($561 with spouse)

How to File: Online or in person

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Biweekly

Application Guide: https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/IDES%20Forms%20and%20Publications/CLI105L.pdf 

Appeals Process: You can appeal a decision by completing the reconsideration request form provided on their website and mailing, faxing, or delivering it by hand to your local office, or by writing a letter. You must appeal within 30 days outlining why you disagree with the finding or determination. If the reconsideration is denied, an appeal is automatically sent to the Appeals Division.  You will receive a Notice of Hearing indicating the date and time of the hearing. You must fax or mail documents that you want to use as evidence to the Administrative Law Judge and your employer prior to the date of the scheduled hearing. After the hearing you will receive a Decision. If you miss the Hearing, you can request to reopen the hearing within 10 days.​

More information about preparing for an appeal hearing:  https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/IDES%20Forms%20and%20Publications/APL100L.pdf 

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

Indiana

 

Administering Agency: Department of Workforce Development 

Mailing Address: 10 North Senate Ave, Room SE 106, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2277

Tel: 1-800-891-6499

Website: https://www.in.gov/dwd/2334.htm 

Information on COVID-19: https://coronavirus.in.gov/ 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $390 per week

How to File: Online 

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but the in-person meeting requirement has been temporarily waived during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.in.gov/dwd/files/Claimant_Handbook.pdf 

Appeals Process: After you have filed your claim, you will receive a  Determination of Eligibility by a message on the homepage of your Uplink account. This notice will state whether or not you qualified for benefits and explain how/why the decision was made. If the determination denies or reduces your benefits and you choose to appeal the decision you must:  1) Complete a written statement of appeal that includes your name, your SSN, your mailing address, your phone number, and a statement or description that tells why you believe the determination of eligibility is incorrect. You must file your request for an appeal within 10 days of the final date of the Determination of Eligibility.  You can file your appeal request by fax, by mail, or in-person. More information at: www.in.gov/dwd/2356.htm    

Worker Classification Test: Modified ABC Test

 

Iowa

 

Administering Agency: Workforce Development

Mailing Address: 1000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50319-0209

Tel: 866-239-0843

Website: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/ 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/updates-and-resources-about-covid-19 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $481-$591 per week (depending on how many dependents you claim)

How to File: Online or in person

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/2019-unemployment-insurance-claimant-handbook 

Appeals Process: When you receive your decision about your claim, it will include information about your deadline to appeal. You can appeal online or in writing and send by mail. Your written appeal must include your name, address and SSN, the date of the decision, your reason for appealing, your hearing preference (telephone or in-person), and the language for interpreter, if you need one. The appeal must be postmarked or received by the appeal deadline listed in the decision or the right to appeal may be lost. More information on appeals: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/non-monetary-issues 

Worker Classification Test: The Common Law Right to Control Test

 

Kansas

 

Administering Agency: Department of Labor

Mailing Address: 401 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66603-3182

Tel: (800) 292-6333

Website: https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/Home.aspx 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.dol.ks.gov/covid19response 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 16 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $488

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.dol.ks.gov/tutorials 

Appeals Process: 

Worker Classification Test: Modified Right to Control Test

 

Kentucky

 

Administering Agency: Department for Employment Services 

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 948, Frankfort, KY 40602-0948

Tel: 502-564-2900

Website: https://kcc.ky.gov/career/If-you-are-Unemployed/Pages/default.aspx 

See also: https://kcc.ky.gov/Documents/UI%20Assistance%20Tri-Fold%20Final.pdf 

Information on COVID-19: https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $552 per week

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Biweekly

Application Guide: https://kcc.ky.gov/career/Documents/PAM%20400_Web.pdf 

Appeals Process: You must file your appeal to the Referee within 15 days of the mailing date of your Notice of Determination (UI-492). Appeals must be made in writing and sent by mail or fax. After you file your appeal, you will be scheduled a hearing, which is an informal process where you can present your evidence and make your case to the “Referee.” The Referee will decide the appeal solely on the documents submitted prior to the hearing and the testimony during the hearing. A recording of the proceeding will be kept by the Appeals Branch (or UI Commission) for future proceedings. You should be fully prepared to present your case at the hearing. If you disagree with the Referee’s determination, you can appeal the Referee’s decision to the UI Commission within 15 days of the mailing date of the Referee Decision. You can appeal the UI Commission’s decision to a Circuit Court within 20 days of the mailing date of the UI Commission’s Order. More information: https://kcc.ky.gov/career/If-you-are-Unemployed/Pages/Benefits-Appeals.aspx 

Worker Classification Test: The Common Law Right to Control Test

 

Louisiana

 

Administering Agency: Louisiana Workforce Commission

Mailing Address: PO Box 94094, Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Tel: (225) 342-3111

Website: http://www.laworks.net/UnemploymentInsurance/UI_MainMenu.asp 

Information on COVID-19: http://www.laworks.net/PublicRelations/COVID_19_Information.asp 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $247 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/UI/UIBenefitRightsInformation.pdf 

Appeals Process: Once you receive your Notice of Claim Determination or a Notice of Overpayment, you may appeal that determination within 15 days of the mailing date of the document. By doing so, you are requesting a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. You can file your appeal online or by mail. If mailed, the letter must be postmarked no more than 15 days from the date of the determination and must be signed by the person filing the appeal. If you file the appeal by mail, enclose a complete copy of the determination with your letter of appeal. When an appeal is filed, you will be mailed a letter acknowledging receipt of your appeal. If you do not receive an acknowledgement letter within ten days of the date you filed the appeal, you can contact the Appeals Clerk of Court at 1-800-256-8023 for assistance. When the acknowledgement letter is generated, the appeal is sent to the Appeals Section where an Administrative Law Judge reviews it and then schedules it for a hearing.

More information on appeals: http://www.laworks.net/FAQs/FAQ_UI_ClaimantAppeals.asp 

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

Maine

 

Administering Agency: Department of Labor

Mailing Address: PO Box 259, Augusta, ME 04332-0259

Tel: 1-800-593-7660

Website: https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/

Information on COVID-19: https://www.maine.gov/labor/covid19/ 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $445.00 (plus $10 per dependent per week)

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/uiguide/ see also: https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/reemploymeguide/ 

Appeals Process: If you are not going to be paid unemployment benefits for any reason, MDOL will inform you in writing. If you are “denied” benefits, “disqualified,” or found to be “ineligible” to receive benefits, or if it has been determined that an overpayment has been made, you have the right to file an appeal to review that decision. You must file an appeal within 15 calendar days of the mailing date of the Deputy’s Decision or Monetary Determination. An additional 15 days for filing an appeal may be granted if you have good cause for late filing. You can appeal online, by phone, by fax, by mail, or by hand delivery. Once you file your appeal, the Division of Administrative Hearings mail you a notice of the date and time of your hearing. Most hearings are held by telephone. If your hearing will be in person, the notice will include the hearing location. After your hearing, a Hearing Officer will render a decision regarding your eligibility for benefits. If you do not agree with the Hearing Officer’s decision, you can appeal that decision to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Commission. More information: https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/docs/2018/UIGuide2018.pdf 

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

Maryland

 

Administering Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation 

Mailing Address: 1100 North Eutaw St, Room 414, Baltimore, MD 21201-2201

Tel: 

Baltimore Metro South: 410-368-5300 (toll free: 1-877-293-4125)

College Park: 301-313-8000 (toll free: 1-877-293-4125)

Cumberland: 301-723-2000 (toll free: 1-877-293-4125)

Salisbury: 410-334-6800

Somerset County: (toll free: 1-877-293-4125)

Towson: 410-853-1600 (toll free: 1-877-293-4125)

Website: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/uibenefits.shtml 

Information on COVID-19: https://dbm.maryland.gov/employees/Pages/COVID19.aspx see also: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/uicovidfaqs.shtml 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $430 per week

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but maybe suspended during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/clmtguide/uiclmtpamphlet.pdf 

Appeals Process: To file a timely appeal, the appeal request must be received within 15 days after the “date mailed” on the determination. If you are notified of an employer appeal, you should make every effort to attend. At your appeal hearing, you’ll have your opportunity to present evidence in support of your argument. Failure to appear may result in a disqualification and overpayment of benefits already received. If you are still unemployed and are filing an appeal, you must continue to file your weekly claim certifications (request for payment). If you do not continue to file your weekly claim certifications, you will not receive benefits, even if you win the appeal. You must also continue to be able, available, and actively seeking work as instructed by the Claim Center.

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

Massachusetts

 

Administering Agency: Division of Employment and Training

Mailing Address: 19 Stanford Street, Boston, MA 02114-2589

Tel: (617) 626-6563

Website: https://www.mass.gov/alerts/important-unemployment-information#undefined see also: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-unemployment-assistance 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $823

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/guidance-on-applying-for-benefits 

See also: https://www.mass.gov/doc/a-guide-to-benefits-and-employment-services-0/download 

Appeals Process: You must appeal within 10 days of receiving your benefits decision. You can request an appeal online or by mail. When the office receives your request, they will send you 2 letters, either electronically or by U.S. Mail, depending on the method you selected when you filed your claim for benefits. The first letter is sent immediately to confirm they received your appeal request. The second letter (Notice of Hearing) is sent when they schedule your hearing. The Notice of Hearing will give you notice of the time and date of your hearing, let you know if the hearing is in-person or by phone, and give you instructions on how to prepare for your hearing. More information: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/appeal-your-unemployment-benefits-decision 

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

Michigan

 

Administering Agency: Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Mailing Address: 3024 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202-6024

Tel: 866-500-0017

Website: https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-78421_97241—,00.html 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/uia/160_-_Claiming_UI_Benefit_In_Michigan_-_Jan2014_444213_7.pdf 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 20 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $362 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but it’s been temporarily waived during the COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Biweekly

Application Guide: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/uia/MiWAM_toolkit_for_Claimants_July_2019_662197_7.pdf 

Appeals Process: You can appeal (“protest”) a determination online. When you appeal, make sure to attach all of the documentation you have that supports your argument. Make sure that you file your appeal by the deadline, which should be included on your initial determination. See the application guide above for more info on this.

Worker Classification Test: Modified ABC Test

 

Minnesota

 

Administering Agency: Department of Employment & Economic Development

Mailing Address: 332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200, St. Paul, MN 55101-1351

Tel: 

Twin Cities area: 651-296-3644

Greater Minnesota: 1-877-898-9090;

TTY users: 1-866-814-1252

Website: https://www.uimn.org/ 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.uimn.org/applicants/needtoknow/news-updates/covid-19.jsp 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $640

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but if you have only been laid off temporarily, you can meet work search requirements by staying in contact with your current employer.)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.uimn.org/applicants/help-support/info-handbook/index.jsp see also: http://mn.gov/uimn-stat/app_complete_online_application/ 

Appeals Process: Appeals must be filed electronically, mailed, or faxed within the timeframe specified on the determination to be appealed. Instructions for filing an appeal are printed on all determinations. An appeal submitted online or by fax is not considered filed until the department actually receives it. After you file your appeal, your appeal hearing will be scheduled with an Unemployment Law Judge. Hearings are conducted by telephone unless circumstances of a particular case make it impractical to conduct the hearing by telephone. If you disagree with their determination, you can then file a request for reconsideration within 20 days of the decision. If they still do not find in your favor, you can file an appeal with the Minnesota Court of Appeals. More information: https://www.uimn.org/applicants/howappeal/index.jsp 

Worker Classification Test: Modified Common Law Right to Control Test

 

Mississippi

 

Administering Agency: Department of Employment Security 

Mailing Address: PO Box 1699, Jackson, MS 

Tel: 601-321-6000

Website: https://mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/ 

Information on COVID-19: https://mdes.ms.gov/news/2020/03/20/mississippi-announces-support-for-workers-impacted-by-covid-19/ 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $235 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/benefit-information/ui-claimant-handbook/ 

Appeals Process: You can appeal the denial of benefits to a Judge. In most cases, an appeal request must be filed within 14 days of the mailing date of your determination. You must include your Social Security Number on any correspondence regarding your claim. Your appeal request may be made in person by contacting your MDES local WIN Job Center, calling 1-866-633-7041, or by mailing or faxing a signed letter indicating a desire to appeal. Once your appeal request is received, a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (Judge) will be scheduled as soon as possible. You will receive a written notification of the time, date and place for your hearing. After the hearing has taken place you will receive a written decision from the Judge, usually within 14 days. The Judge has the authority to reverse, modify, or affirm the original decision. After you receive your decision, if you disagree with the Judge’s decision, you can file a written appeal to the Board of Review by following the same process described above. If you still disagree with the Board of Review’s decision, you may then file to the Circuit Court in the county where you live. More information: https://mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/benefit-information/appeals/ 

Worker Classification Test: The Common Law Right of Control Test

 

Missouri

 

Administering Agency: Division of Employment Security

Mailing Address: PO Box 59, Jefferson City, MO 65104-0059

Tel: 800-320-2519

Website: https://labor.mo.gov/unemployed-workers 

Information on COVID-19: https://labor.mo.gov/coronavirus 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 20 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $320

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Support: https://molabor.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/topics/38070-unemployed-workers 

Appeals Process: You have 30 days after your determination is made to file your appeal. You can appeal online or by mail or fax. Your appeal must include your name and Social Security Number, the name of the employer, the date and subject matter of the determination, a brief statement of your reasons for disagreeing with the determination, and your signature. You can find the appeal form and more information at this link: https://labor.mo.gov/DES/Appeals/how_to_file_appeal 

Worker Classification Test: Modified Common Law Right to Control Test

 

Montana

 

Administering Agency: Unemployment Insurance Division

Mailing Address: PO Box 6339, Helena, MT 59604-6339

Tel: (406) 444-3783

Website: http://uid.dli.mt.gov/ 

Information on COVID-19: http://www.dli.mt.gov/employer-covid-19 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 28 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $552 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Biweekly

Application Guide: http://uid.dli.mt.gov/Portals/55/Documents/Claims-Processing/dli-uid-cl001.pdf?ver=2019-08-27-121722-430 see also https://montanaworks.gov/ 

Appeals Process: You have ten days from the date of the Determination, Redetermination, or Hearing Decision to file an Appeal. Your Determination will include specific instructions on how to file an Appeal. You will be asked to provide a reason why you disagree and any new supporting facts. After you file your appeal, a Notice of Redetermination will be mailed to all appropriate parties. If you disagree with the Notice of Redetermination, you may appeal to the Office of Administrative Hearings. You can appeal online or by following the instructions for mail or fax on the Request for Appeal page that accompanies your Notice of Redetermination. Once you appeal, watch your mail. You will receive a Notice of Hearing with a specified time and date for a telephone hearing. A hearing officer will call you to participate in the hearing on the date and time set on the Notice of Hearing. After the hearing, a Hearing Decision will be mailed to all interested parties. To learn more about the telephone hearing process, go to www.dli.mt.gov/hearings  

You may request a review of the Hearing Decision with the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. The Board will notify you of the time and date of the review, which will be conducted by telephone conference. If you disagree with the Board decision, you have the right to appeal to District Court.

Worker Classification Test: ABC Test with Certificate Requirement (strong presumption of employment)

 

Nebraska

 

Administering Agency: Department of Labor

Mailing Address: Box 94600, State House Station, Lincoln, NE 68509-4600

Tel: 402-471-0016

Website: https://dol.nebraska.gov/UIBenefits 

Information on COVID-19: https://dol.nebraska.gov/PressRelease/Details/141 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $440 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but it’s been temporarily waived during the COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://dol.nebraska.gov/webdocs/getfile/5886acff-9bfa-43f2-8e64-09404593e871 

Appeals Process: Your appeal must be received within 20 calendar days from the date the determination was mailed. You can file your appeal online, by fax, or in writing. If your appeal is in writing, you must state the reason you wish to appeal and include your signature, Social Security Number and employer’s name. You will be notified by the Nebraska Appeal Tribunal that an appeal has been received. In a separate notice, you will be informed of the time and date of the hearing. Follow all instructions from the Appeal Tribunal to protect your own interests. It is important that you participate in the hearing. Appeal hearings are conducted by telephone conference call. While your appeal is pending, continue to file for weekly benefits and complete any required work search contacts. If you disagree with the appeal decision, you may request that the decision be reconsidered or you may appeal to the District Court. 

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test (or common law right to control test if no wages were paid)

 

Nevada

 

Administering Agency: Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation

Mailing Address: 500 East Third Street, Carson City, NV 89713-0030

Tel: 

Northern Nevada:   Tel (775) 684-0350   Fax (775) 684-0338

Southern Nevada:   Tel (702) 486-0350 Fax  (702) 486-7987

Rural Areas and Out of State Callers:  Tel (888) 890-8211 Toll Free

Website: http://ui.nv.gov/css.html 

Information on COVID-19: https://detr.nv.gov/Page/COVID-19_(Coronavirus)_Information_for_Claimants_and_Employers 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $407 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but it’s been waived temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: http://ui.nv.gov/PDFS/UINV_Claimant_Guide.pdf see also: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKU0G2uxOM7AwxvSH-GyeQAgiwxHFzEdF 

Appeals Process: You have the right to appeal within 11 days after the date of mailing of the notice of denial of your claim. The appeal must be in writing and signed by you and should include your full name, address and Social Security number. The appeal is deemed to be filed on the date of hand delivery, the postmark on your letter, or the date it was faxed. After you file your appeal, a written notice of hearing will be sent to each party at least 7 days before the date of the hearing. The hearing will either be conducted by phone or in person. You must continue to file a weekly claim for unemployment benefits while the appeal is pending in order to later received payments if the appeal is decided in your favor. You should gather, organize and submit to the Appeals Office all documents which you want to introduce as evidence at least 48 hours prior to the hearing. You will also be allowed to present any new relevant evidence during the hearing. You should research the law which applies to the issues in your case. You should prepare to question witnesses and discuss documents which you expect the employer to introduce at the hearing. After the hearing, the Appeals Referee will issue a written decision. You can appeal that decision to the Board of Review. You must file your appeal to the Board of Review within 11 days after the Appeal Referee’s decision is mailed to you. More information: http://ui.nv.gov/Handbooks/uinv_Appeals_Information.htm 

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

New Hampshire

 

Administering Agency: Department of Employment Security

Mailing Address: 32 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301-4857

Tel: 1-800-852-3400

Website: https://www.nhes.nh.gov/services/claimants/index.htm 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/  see also: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/press-releases/documents/covid-19-update-03172020.pdf 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $427 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.nhes.nh.gov/forms/documents/uc-r-and-o.pdf see also:  https://www.nhes.nh.gov/forms/claimants.htm 

Appeals Process: The deadline for filing your appeal is listed in the appeal rights on your UI benefit decision. You must appeal in writing, and your appeal must list what you are appealing and why you disagree with the decision.  If you file the appeal beyond the deadline, include the reason you are filing late. You can file your first appeal to the Appeal Tribunal, and they will grant you a hearing. If you want to appeal the Appeal Tribunal’s decision, you can appeal to the Appellate Board. Continue to file weekly claims while your appeal is in process.  If you win your appeal, you will only be paid for weeks that you filed on time and are eligible for. If you want to appeal their determination, you can appeal to the New Hampshire Supreme Court. More information: http://www.nhes.nh.gov/forms/documents/appealb1.pdf    

 Worker Classification Test:  The ABC Test

 

New Jersey

 

Administering Agency: Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Mailing Address: PO Box 947, Trenton, NJ 08625-0947

Tel:

North New Jersey:  201-601-4100

Central New Jersey:  732-761-2020

South New Jersey:  856-507-2340

Website: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/ 

Information on COVID-19: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/covidinstructions.shtml 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $713 per week

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? Yes (waivers available) 

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/assets/pdfs/PR-94.pdf 

Appeals Process: A determination becomes final unless a written appeal is filed within seven calendar days after delivery or within ten calendar days after the mailing of the determination. An appeal period can be extended if good cause for late filing is shown. You can file your appeal online using our application, or you can file your appeal by mailing an appeal letter. It must include your name, Social Security number, telephone number, and address. In addition, give your reasons for disagreeing with the determination and, if you file late, the reason for the delay. While you are waiting for the appeal hearing, continue to certify for your weekly Unemployment Insurance benefits. This action gives you credit for these weeks pending the results of the hearing. You must also report to any appointments we schedule. Failure to do so may result in the loss of benefits, even if you win your appeal. More information: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/appeals/claimant/ 

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

New Mexico

 

Administering Agency: Department of Workforce Solutions

Mailing Address: PO Box 2281, Albuquerque, NM 87103-2281

Tel: 1-877-664-6984 

Website: https://www.dws.state.nm.us/en-us/Unemployment 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.dws.state.nm.us/COVID-19-Info 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $433

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but waived for up to 4 weeks during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.dws.state.nm.us/en-us/Unemployment/10-Things-You-Should-Know-About-Filing-Your-UI-Claim 

Appeals Process: You can file an appeal online or by phone within the deadline provided on your UI claim determination. First, the Department of Workforce Solutions will conduct a 21 day adjudication process. If you disagree with the outcome, you can appeal it and you’ll be granted an appeal hearing, which is an informal legal proceeding with the claimant and the employer that gives each party an opportunity to present their case. Testimony is given under oath, evidence such as documents may be presented and each side can cross-examine the other. The majority of appeal hearings are conducted by conference call over the phone. In-person hearings are granted in rare circumstances. An appeal hearing can last anywhere from a half hour to an hour depending on the issue. You can appeal again to Higher Authority and District Court. More information: https://www.dws.state.nm.us/en-us/Unemployment/Appeal-Hearing-Information 

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

New York

 

Administering Agency: Department of Labor 

Mailing Address: State Campus, Building 12, Room 500, Albany, NY 12240-0339

Tel: (888) 209-8124

Website: https://labor.ny.gov/unemploymentassistance.shtm 

Information on COVID-19: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $435 per week

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/Claimant%20Handbook%20-%20Languages.shtm 

Appeals Process: If you are found ineligible, you will receive a determination explaining the reason. If you disagree, you may request a hearing online or by mail within 30 days from the date of the determination. If you appeal by mail, make sure you include your full name, the last four digits of your Social Security number, your current mailing address and telephone number, the mailing date of the determination and why you disagree. If your hearing request is late, you may forfeit your right to be heard on the merits of the case. If you request a hearing after the 30-day deadline, you should explain the reason your request is late and it will be discussed at your hearing. The hearing is held before an independent administrative law judge. You have the right to bring legal representation, though it is not required. For a list of legal resources go to www.uiappeals.ny.gov/ui-appeal-legal-assistance.shtm or call (518) 402-0205. You should continue to claim weekly benefits as long as you are unemployed and meet the eligibility requirements. If you win your hearing you will receive any back weeks of benefits owed. More information in the application guide listed above. 

Worker Classification Test: The Common Law Right to Control Test

 

North Carolina

 

Administering Agency: Employment Security Commission

Mailing Address: PO Box 26504, Raleigh, NC 27611-6504

Tel: 888-737-0259

Website: https://des.nc.gov/apply-unemployment 

Information on COVID-19: https://des.nc.gov/need-help/covid-19-information 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 20 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $350 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but waived temporarily during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://des.nc.gov/apply-unemployment/filing-your-unemployment-application 

Appeals Process: You should file your appeal online through the DES online benefits system within the deadline for appeals indicated on your benefit determination. Once an appeal is filed, DES will schedule a hearing on your appeal. A notice of hearing containing the date, time and contact information for the designated appeals referee will be sent to you. Appeals hearings before the Appeals Section are conducted by appeals referees who preside over hearings and issue decisions that contain findings of fact and conclusions of law. Most appeals to initial agency determinations are heard by the Appeals Section, and most of those are determinations by Adjudication regarding unemployment insurance claims. If you disagree with the determination made by the Appeals Referee, you can appeal again to the Board of Review. More information: https://des.nc.gov/appeals 

Worker Classification Test: The Common Law Right to Control Test

 

North Dakota

 

Administering Agency: Job Service of North Dakota

Mailing Address: PO Box 5507, Bismarck, ND 58506-5507

Tel: (701) 328-4995

Website: https://www.jobsnd.com/unemployment-individuals 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.jobsnd.com/news/unemployment-insurance-and-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions  

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $618

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but temporarily waived during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.jobsnd.com/unemployment-individuals/unemployment-insurance-how-videos 

Appeals Process: You can file your appeal online or in person, by fax, or by mail by submitting a detailed appeal in writing. All requests must be filed with the Appeals Section of Job Service North Dakota on or prior to the deadline date listed in your notice, determination or decision. After filing your appeal you will receive written notification of the date and time of the hearing. Hearings are typically conducted by telephone but you may request that the hearing be conducted in person. You must make your request known at the time you file your appeal or, at the earliest possible time, prior to the hearing. The appeals referee will review the case file and determine if the request for an in-person hearing will be granted. You should submit documents that support your testimony to the appeals referee as far in advance of the hearing date as possible. You must send copies of these documents to Job Service and the opposing party. Failure to provide copies to the opposing party may result in the document not being permitted at the hearing. Documents submitted too close to the date of the hearing may not be received in time for the hearing, and therefore may not be allowed by the referee. You can also have witness(es) testify on your behalf. More information: https://www.jobsnd.com/what-if-i-disagree-job-service-decision 

Worker Classification Test: The Common Law Right to Control Test

 

Ohio

 

Administering Agency: Department of Job & Family Services

Mailing Address: PO Box 182404, Columbus, OH 43218-2404

Tel: 1-877-644-6562

Website: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/index.stm 

Information on COVID-19: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $480-647, depending on how many dependents you are claiming 

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but it’s been temporarily waived during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? 

Application Guide: http://www.odjfs.state.oh.us/forms/num/JFS55213/pdf/ 

Appeals Process: You can appeal online or in writing. You have 21 days from the date of the determination to appeal. You’ll either be issued a redetermination or you’ll have your appeal referred to the Unemployment Compensation Review Commission (UCRC). You can also appeal your redetermination to the UCRC within 21 days of the issuance of the redetermination. Your case will then either be scheduled for an in-person or a telephone hearing with a hearing officer. If you disagree with the outcome of your hearing you can appeal again, also within 21 days of the issuance of the outcome of your hearing. More information on the appeals process is available at the application guide listed above. 

Worker Classification Test: The Common Law Right to Control Test 

 

Oklahoma

 

Administering Agency: Employment Security Commission

Mailing Address: PO Box 52003, Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2003

Tel: 405-525-1500; 800-555-1554

Website: https://unemployment.state.ok.us/ 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.ok.gov/oesc/Claimants/Claimant_Unemployment_Insurance_FAQs_on_COVID-19.html 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $539 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but it’s been waived temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.ok.gov/oesc/Claimants/Claimant_Unemployment_Insurance_FAQs_on_COVID-19.html# 

Appeals Process: You can file an appeal in person, by mail, fax, telephone or email. Include your name, social security number, phone number, date of determination, section of law you are appealing and a detailed explanation of why you disagree with the decision. The mailing address, fax number, telephone number and email address will be listed on your determination. Make sure you appeal within the deadline provided on your claims determination. After you appeal, you will be scheduled for a hearing. Your Hearing Officer will decide the appeal based on sworn and recorded testimony given by the parties and witnesses during the hearing, along with any written documents entered into the record at the time of the hearing. Only issues raised prior to the hearing will be considered. You can appeal the Hearing Officer’s decision to the Board of Review. More information: https://www.ok.gov/oesc/Claimants/Information_for_Appeal_Hearings_and_Decisions/index.html 

Worker Classification Test: Modified ABC Test

 

Oregon

 

Administering Agency: Employment Department

Mailing Address: 875 Union Street NE, Room 107, Salem, OR 97311-0030

Tel: 

Portland Area: (503) 292-2057

Salem Area: (503) 947-1500

Eastern/Central Oregon/Bend: (541) 388-6207

TOLL FREE: (877) 345-3484

Website: https://www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/Unemployment/Pages/default.aspx 

Information on COVID-19: https://govstatus.egov.com/ORUnemployment_COVID19 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $538 per week

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but temporarily waived during COVID-19 epidemic if you are 1) in contact with your former employer, or 2) “ you are doing what you can to be prepared to return to new work or find new employment”)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Unemployment/Claimant_Handbook/Pages/default.aspx see also: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Pages/Unemployment-Insurance-Videos.aspx 

Appeals Process: Any time that the Employment Department reduces or denies your benefits, they’ll mail you an administrative decision. You have 20 days from the date that the administrative appeal was mailed to file your appeal. You can appeal the administrative decision by email, by fax, or by mail, or by phone if none of the prior options are available to you. In your appeal, make sure you provide your Social Security Number or Customer Identification Number (CID), the administrative decision number or other specific information to identify what you are appealing, the mailing date of the decision you are appealing, information that may help them understand the reason for your disagreement with the decision, and specific dates or times you are not available for a hearing. If you appeal an administrative decision, continue to file for benefits each week. If you don’t claim each week while your appeal is pending, you may not be paid for those weeks, even if the appeal is decided in your favor. More information: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Unemployment/Pages/Appeals-Process.aspx see also:   www.oregon.gov/oah 

Worker Classification Test: Modified ABC Test

 

Pennsylvania

 

Administering Agency: Dept of Labor and Industry 

Mailing Address: 7th and Forster Street, Room 915, Harrisburg, PA 17121-0001

Tel: 888-313-7284 Email: uchelp@pa.gov

Website: https://www.uc.pa.gov/unemployment-benefits/Pages/default.aspx 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx see also: https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/Pages/UC-COVID19-FAQs.aspx 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $573 per week

How to File: Online, by phone, by mail, or by videophone service

Work Search Requirement? Yes (temporarily waived during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Biweekly

Application Guide: https://www.uc.pa.gov/unemployment-benefits/handbook/Pages/default.aspx 

Appeals Process: You may appeal a UC service center determination within 15 days of the mailing date of the determination. Follow the appeal instructions that accompany the determination. Your appeal will result in a hearing before a referee, usually within 30 days after you file your appeal. Approximately seven to ten days before the hearing date, the referee’s office will mail you a hearing notice with the date and time of your hearing and other instructions. The referee will make a decision based on the testimony and evidence presented at the hearing. You should present all of your evidence at that hearing because it is your only opportunity to do so. You should receive a decision from the referee within two weeks of the hearing date. If you do not receive a decision within three weeks of the hearing date, contact the referee’s office. You may appeal a referee decision to the UC Board of Review within 15 days of the mailing date of the referee decision. Follow the appeal instructions that accompany the referee decision. The UC Board of Review will render a decision based upon the evidence that was presented at the hearing before the Referee. You may appeal a UC Board of Review decision to the Commonwealth Court within 30 days of the mailing date of the Board decision. Follow the appeal instructions that accompany the Board decision. If you remain partially or totally unemployed while an appeal concerning your eligibility is pending, continue to file your biweekly claims for benefits. If the appeal is decided in your favor, only benefits for the weeks you claimed will be paid to you.

More information: https://www.uc.pa.gov/appeals/Pages/default.aspx 

Worker Classification Test: Modified ABC Test

 

Puerto Rico

 

Administering Agency: Department of Labor and Human Resources

Mailing Address: PO Box 1020, San Juan, PR 000919

Tel: (787) 754-5353

Website: https://www.trabajo.pr.gov/servicio_contributivo.asps

Information on COVID-19: https://www.trabajo.pr.gov/proshacovid19.asp 

 

Rhode Island

 

Administering Agency: Division of Taxation

Mailing Address: One Capitol Hill, Ste 36, Providence, RI 29085-5829

Tel: (401) 243-9100

Website: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ui/ 

Information on COVID-19: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/pdfs/COVID-19%20Workplace%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $586 per week (not including additional pay related to the number of dependents you claim)

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ui/pdfs/UIGuide.pdf see also: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ui/UIfaq.htm 

Appeals Process: If you are denied benefits and disagree with the decision you may appeal the decision and must do so in writing within fifteen days of the mailing date of the decision. Decisions may be appealed online or by submitting a request in writing. After you file your appeal you will be scheduled an adjudication interview. An adjudication interview is a fact-finding telephone interview conducted by the Central Adjudication Unit (CAU). On the day of the interview, an adjudicator (investigator) will contact you and your employer (if necessary) to obtain the facts relating to the issue. A decision whether to allow or deny benefits will be based upon the facts obtained, the Unemployment Insurance laws, and the documentation provided. If you disagree with their determination, you can appeal to the Board of Review online or in writing within 15 days of the mailing date of the decision. More information: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ui/appealsAdj.htm 

Worker Classification Test: The IRS Test

 

South Carolina

 

Administering Agency: Employment Security Commission

Mailing Address: PO Box 995, Columbia, SC 29202-0995

Tel: 1-866-831-1724

Website:  https://dew.sc.gov/individuals/apply-for-benefits 

Information on COVID-19: https://dew.sc.gov/covid-hub 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 20 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $326 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://dew.sc.gov/docs/default-source/worksearch/work-search-all-rev-10-9-17.pdf?sfvrsn=7a452724_18 

Appeals Process: You have a right to appeal any determination or redetermination made with respect to your benefit rights. Your appeal must be filed within 10 calendar days. If you file an appeal, you must continue file a timely claim each week. If you fail to report to an SC Works Center as instructed or fail to file timely claims, you will not be paid. When you file a claim for benefits, your bona fide employer (the last employer to pay you at least eight (8) times your weekly benefit amount) is notified, and s/he may protest the payment of benefits to you. There are three levels of appeals: Non-monetary determinations may be appealed to the Appeal Tribunal; Appeal Tribunal decisions may be appealed to the Appellate Panel; and the Appellate Panel’s   decisions may be appealed to the Administrative Law Court. You may file an appeal to the Appeal Tribunal online, by fax, or by mail. A letter requesting an appeal must include your name, Social Security number, and the date of the determination you wish to appeal. All letters must be signed by the claimant and state reasons for the appeal. More information is available at the application guide in the link above. 

Worker Classification Test: The Common Law Right to Control Test

 

South Dakota

 

Administering Agency: Department of Labor

Mailing Address: PO Box 4730, Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730

Tel: 605.626.2301; 605.626.3179 (file by phone number)

Website: https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/default.aspx 

Information on COVID-19: https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/covid_19_ra_eligibility.aspx see also: https://dlr.sd.gov/covid_19_resources.aspx 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $414 per week

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? Yes (temporarily waived during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/publications/how_to_file_claim.pdf see also: https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/individuals/file_claim.aspx 

Appeals Process: Your determination notice will explain how and when to appeal if you disagree with a decision. Read these decisions carefully and timely as your appeal rights expire within 15 days.

Worker Classification Test: Modified ABC Test

 

Tennessee

 

Administering Agency: Department of Labor and Workforce Development 

Mailing Address: 220 French Landing Drive, Nashville, TN 37243

Tel: (844) 224-5818

Website: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment/apply-for-benefits.html 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19.html see also: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/covid-19/faq.html 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $275 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but waived if you have a return to work date set with your employer for after the COVID-19 pandemic is over)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment/apply-for-benefits-redirect-2/online-application.html 

Appeals Process: If you are denied unemployment benefits, you have the right to file an appeal. If you feel you were separated from your employer through no fault of your own yet denied benefits, you can file an appeal online by logging into Jobs4TN, selecting the determination you wish to appeal, and clicking File Appeal within the left navigation’s Services for Individuals, then Unemployment Services. You must file the appeal within 15 calendar days of the date the agency denial decision was mailed. After you file your appeal, you’ll be scheduled for a hearing. During your hearing, the appeals hearing officer will take testimony and other evidence, such as documents, from the parties and their witnesses. Hearings are structured but not as formal as court proceedings. The hearing officer will assist both parties by explaining the procedures and helping them present their cases. The hearing officer will make his or her decision based solely on the evidence and testimony presented during the hearing. If you disagree with the outcome of your hearing, you can appeal to the Office of Administrative Review. More information: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment/appeal-an-agency-decision.html 

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

Texas

 

Administering Agency: Workforce Commission

Mailing Address: PO Box 149037, Austin, TX 78714-9037

Tel: 800-939-6631

Website: https://twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits-services 

Information on COVID-19: https://twc.texas.gov/news/covid-19-resources-job-seekers#unemploymentBenefits 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $521 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes (temporarily waived during the COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://twc.texas.gov/files/jobseekers/tutorial-apply-for-benefits-online-twc.pdf 

Appeals Process: You must appeal in writing within 14 calendar days from the date that the Workforce Commission mails you your Determination Notice. The date mailed is located on the top of the Determination Notice form, and the last day you can file an appeal is at the bottom of the form. You can submit your written appeal online, in person at your nearest Workforce Solutions office, or by mailing or faxing your appeal letter to the Appeals Department. Your letter or appeal form should include: your name, your Social Security Number, your current address, the date TWC mailed you the Determination Notice, a copy of the Determination Notice, (if possible), and any dates on which you will not be able to participate in a hearing. It may take six to eight weeks to receive a hearing information packet with information about your appeal. TWC will mail you the packet five to 10 days before your hearing. If you disagree with the outcome of the hearing, you can appeal again to the Commission, then file a motion for rehearing, then appeal to civil court. More information: https://twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/how-appeal-decision 

Worker Classification Test: The Common Law Right to Control Test 

 

Utah

 

Administering Agency: Department of Workforce Services

Mailing Address: PO Box 45288, Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0288

Tel: 801-526-9675

Website: https://jobs.utah.gov/ui/claimant.html 

Information on COVID-19: https://jobs.utah.gov/covid19/index.html 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $580 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://jobs.utah.gov/ui/jobseeker/claimguide.html see also: 

Appeals Process: If you file an appeal a hearing will be scheduled with an Administrative Law Judge. Make sure you continue to file for benefits each week during the appeal process. Your appeal must be submitted in writing and should state the reason(s) you believe the decision is incorrect. The preferred method to file an appeal is online, however, you can also fax or mail your appeal. After you file an appeal, you will receive a notice of hearing along with the information and documents used in making the original decision. Upon receiving the notice of hearing you will be required to immediately contact the Appeals Unit to verify your participation in the hearing and to provide a telephone number where you can be reached at the time of the hearing. During the hearing, all parties are assisted in presenting their case by the Administrative Law Judge. More information: https://jobs.utah.gov/appeals/ 

Worker Classification Test: Utah’s Variation of the ABC Test

 

Vermont

 

Administering Agency: Department of Labor

Mailing Address: PO Box 488, Montpelier, VT 05601-0488

Tel: (802) 828-4000

Website: https://labor.vermont.gov/unemployment-insurance 

Information on COVID-19: https://labor.vermont.gov/covid19 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $436 per week

How to File: 

Work Search Requirement? Yes (temporarily waived during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: 

Appeals Process: If you disagree with a determination or decision, you have the right to file an appeal.  Continue to file your weekly claims while you’re waiting for an Administrative Law Judge or the Employment Security Board to decide your appeal. Each determination or decision explains your right to appeal and, how and when to file it. An appeal must be in writing and submitted to the department within the timeframe specified in the determination or decision, which is normally 30 days from the date of the determination or decision, unless otherwise noted. Your appeal should include your name, current mailing address, last four digits of your Social Security Number, the date of the determination you are appealing, and a brief explanation of the issue(s) and why you are appealing. You can appeal by mail, by fax, in person, or by e-mail to: labor.appeals@vermont.gov. More information: https://labor.vermont.gov/unemployment-insurance/ui-claimants/claimant-appeal-information 

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

Virgin Islands

 

Administering Agency: Department of Labor

Mailing Address: PO Box 302608, St. Thomas, VI 00803-2608 

Tel: 

St. Croix:

Location: 4401 Sion Farm Ste 1

Phone: 340-773-1994

St. Thomas/St. John:

Location: 2353 Kronprindsens Gade

Phone: 340-776-3700

Website: https://www.vidol.gov/unemployment-insurance/ 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.vidol.gov/cv19/ 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 

Maximum Benefit: $552 per week

How to File: In person

Application form: https://www.vidol.gov/wp-content/dol_forms/UI%20Claimant%20Application%20RE.pdf 

Work Search Requirement? Yes

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.vidol.gov/wp-content/doluploads/CLAIMANT%20HANDBOOK.pdf 

Appeals Process: If you should disagree with any information on your Eligibility Report or if wages are missing you should notify the local office and request a re-determination within ten (10) days from the date of delivery. In order for a re-determination to be processed you will be required to provide evidence of earned wages, such as pay stubs or W-2 tax forms.

 

Virginia

 

Administering Agency: Employment Commission

Mailing Address: PO Box 1358, Richmond, VA 23218-1358

Tel: 1-866-832-2363

Website: http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed 

Information on COVID-19: http://www.vec.virginia.gov/covid19 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $378 per week

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? Yes (temporarily waived during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed/claimant-handbook 

Appeals Process: Any time it is determined you are ineligible for or disqualified from receiving benefits, you will receive a written determination. The determination provides the instructions for filing an appeal, explains your rights, and states the final date for appeal. You can file your appeal online or by mail or fax. You must include your Social Security Number on the appeal. After you file your appeal, you will be scheduled for an appeal hearing. There, you will have the opportunity to participate in the hearing, give testimony under oath, and present witnesses and documents to support your case. The Appeals Examiner will issue a written decision to all affected parties. If you disagree with the decision, you can appeal it, as well. After you file your appeal you must continue to look for work and file your weekly requests for payment of benefits on time while the appeal is pending. 

Your former employer may also file an appeal after benefits have already been paid to you.  If the employer prevails, you may become liable to pay back some or all of those benefits, even if you have stopped claiming them. You must attend any scheduled appeal hearing and notify the VEC immediately if you have moved, even if you have stopped claiming benefits. More information: http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed/Claimant-Handbook/Claimant-Handbook/Appeal-Rights 

Worker Classification Test: The IRS Test

 

Washington

 

Administering Agency: Employment Security Department

Mailing Address: PO Box 9046, Olympia, WA 98507-9046

Tel: 800-318-6022

Website: https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment 

Information on COVID-19: https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $790 per week

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but temporarily waived during COVID-19 epidemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://esdorchardstorage.blob.core.windows.net/esdwa/Default/ESDWAGOV/Unemployment/ESD-Handbook-for-Unemployed-Workers.pdf 

Appeals Process: You can appeal any decision made about your benefits. You must file your appeal within 30 days of the date that the Employment Security Department sent your decision. You can appeal online or by mail or fax. If you appeal by mail or fax, you can use the appeal template available on the Employment Security Department’s website. Your appeal must include your name, your Social Security number, what you are appealing (the reason you were denied/disqualified), the date of the decision, why you disagree with the decision, any records that you think should be considered in making the decision, any witnesses you would like to have present for your hearing, if you need an interpreter, which language you use (this includes American Sign Language interpreters), if your appeal is late, explain why it is late, and your signature. The Employment Security Department will send your appeal to a separate department, called the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). OAH will assign an administrative law judge to hear your case, schedule the hearing, and send copies of your file to all parties involved in your appeal. OAH will tell you the date and time of the hearing and whether it will be done by telephone or in person. Most hearings are held by telephone. If a hearing decision goes against you, you can appeal by filing a Petition for Review with the Commissioner of the Employment Security Department. The instructions for filing the Petition for Review are included in the hearing decision. More information: https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment/benefit-denials-and-appeals 

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

West Virginia

 

Administering Agency: Bureau of Employment Programs 

Mailing Address: 112 California Avenue, Charleston, WV 25305-0016

Tel: 304-558-3309

Website: https://www.workforcewv.org/unemployment/claimants 

Information on COVID-19: https://www.workforcewv.org/covid19 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $424 per week

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but temporarily waived during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://www.workforcewv.org/images/files/Claimants/CLAIMANT_HANDBOOK-_REVISION-2-09-16_2_002.pdf 

Appeals Process: You can appeal any Deputy’s Decision regarding your benefits.  A Deputy’s Decision becomes final unless you, the employer, or any interested party appeals within eight (8) calendar days from the date the decision was mailed. An appeal may be submitted in the form of a letter, postcard, memorandum, fax, or WorkForce Unemployment Compensation Appeal form obtained at the local office.  The filing date of an appeal sent by mail is the postmark date. When the appeal is filed, the following information must be included: Date of the appeal request; Your Claimant Identification Number or last four digits of your Social Security Number; A short statement that you want to appeal the Deputy’s Decision. You do not have to tell us why you believe the decision is incorrect.  Please include the date of the decision being appealed; Original signature of individual appealing. 

Appeal hearings are scheduled and conducted by the WorkForce West Virginia Board of Review.  The Board will send you a written notice telling you the time, date, and location set for your hearing. An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will conduct the hearing.  You will be permitted to give testimony on your own behalf, and you may bring witnesses to give additional testimony. The Board of Review is located in Charleston, West Virginia, and the telephone number is (304) 558-2636.  Some ALJ hearings may be conducted by telephone instead of in person. The ALJ will issue a new decision based on the evidence gathered at the hearing. If the ALJ’s decision is not in your favor, you have the right to appeal to the Board of Review again.  The ALJ’s decision will include appeal instructions. An appeal must be filed within eight (8) calendar days from the date the decision was issued. The Board’s decision may be appealed to the Circuit Court, and the decision would advise you how to do file an appeal and the fee involved. You may thereafter appeal a Circuit Court decision to the Supreme Court. You must continue to file your weekly certifications timely while the decision is under appeal.  If you win your appeal, you can only be paid for weeks you claimed. More information is available in the application guide at the link above. 

Worker Classification Test: The ABC Test

 

Wisconsin

 

Administering Agency: Department of Workforce Development

Mailing Address: PO Box 7942, Madison, WI 57307-7942

Tel: (608) 266-3131; (414) 435-7069

Website: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/ 

Information on COVID-19: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/covid19/public/ui.htm 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 26 weeks

Maximum Benefit: $370 per week

How to File: Online

Work Search Requirement? Yes (but temporarily waived during COVID-19 pandemic)

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/handbook/ 

Appeals Process: To appeal you can file online or write to the department stating that you are appealing a determination. The appeal must be submitted, mailed or faxed to the hearing office listed on the reverse side of your benefits determination. To be timely, your appeal must be received or postmarked by the last appeal date shown on the front of the determination. If you are appealing more than one determination, you must file a separate appeal for each determination. If you appeal online, after you ‘SUBMIT’, print and keep a copy of the confirmation page for your records. Immediately start preparing for a hearing. If you are unable to complete an appeal request online, you must mail or fax your appeal. Make sure your appeal includes: a copy of the determination or its nine-digit number located in the upper left-hand corner of the page, your name and social security number, the name of business and actual worksite address, the dates and times when you and your witnesses and/or representatives cannot attend a hearing, and any special needs such as an interpreter or other accommodations. You will be scheduled for a hearing. You can appeal the outcome of the hearing, as well. More information: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uibola/appeal.htm 

Worker Classification Test:

Modified ABC Test

Unemployment Tax Division

PO Box 2760

Casper, WY 82602-2760

Tel: (307) 473-3789.

Website: http://wyomingworkforce.org/workers/ui/ 

Information on COVID-19: 

Maximum Length of Benefit Period: 

Maximum Benefit: 

How to File: Online or by phone

Work Search Requirement? 

Weekly Certification Requirement? Yes

Application Guide: http://wyomingworkforce.org/_docs/ui/Wyoming-Claimant-Guidebook.pdf 

Appeals Process: If you receive a determination informing you that you cannot receive unemployment benefits, you can appeal online, by mail, or by fax, or by hand. The appeal must be filed no later than twenty-eight days from the mailing date on the form. Your appeal should include your name and social security number, your current mailing address and phone number, a copy of the decision that you are appealing, the reason you disagree with the decision you are appealing, and your signature. The appeal may result in a hearing before a hearing officer. The Department of Workforce Services will mail you a hearing notice packet with the date and time of your hearing and instructions on how to submit any additional documents or evidence you may wish to present. If you have additional evidence you wish to submit, you must be sure to mail or deliver it to the hearing officer and all other interested parties before the day of the hearing. You may call witnesses to testify on your behalf. If you or any of your witnesses do not speak English, call the Division of Appeals immediately. If you or your witnesses need special services, such as for hearing impaired participants, request those as well. After the hearing you will receive a written hearing officer’s decision in the mail. If you do not agree with this decision, you can appeal it to the Unemployment Insurance Commission. The hearing officer’s decision will become final unless a written appeal is filed within twenty-eight days of the date mailed. Appeal information is contained at the end of the hearing officer’s decision. More information at link to the application guide listed above. 

Worker Classification Test: Wyoming Test