Unemployment Insurance (UI) Online File a Claim

UI OnlineSM is the fastest and most convenient way to file your Unemployment Insurance claim. You can file your claim through UI Online during the times listed below:

Days of the Week

Tuesday - Friday

Available Time

5 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
4 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
2 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
2 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Step 1: Create a Benefit Programs Online Login.

If you already have a Benefit Programs Online login, begin at Step 2.

  • Visit Benefit Programs Online and select Register.
  • Accept the terms and conditions to continue.
  • Provide a personal email address used only by you and create a password.   
  • Choose a personal image and caption. Select and answer four security questions.
  • Check your email. Select the unique link within 48 hours of receiving the email to complete the process or you’ll need to start over.

Important: Check your junk/spam folder if you don’t see this message in your inbox.

Step 2: File a Claim.

Log in to Benefit Programs Online and select UI Online to get started.

  • Select File a Claim.
  • Read the UI Claim Filing Instructions. Select Next to continue.
  • Provide your general information, last employer information, and employment history.
  • Review the information you provided on the Summary Page and then select Submit.

Note: After submitting your claim, a confirmation page will display. You may keep your confirmation number for your records.