Unemployment Insurance (UI) Online File a Claim

UI OnlineSM is the fastest and easiest way to file your Unemployment Insurance claim. You can file your claim through UI Online during these times:

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.

Create a Benefit Programs Online Login

If you already have a Benefit Programs Online login, you can file a claim.

  1. Visit Benefit Programs Online and select Register.
  2. Accept the terms and conditions to continue.
  3. Give a personal email address (that only you use) and create a password. If you don’t already have your own personal email account, you will need to create one. There are many free email options available.
  4. Choose a personal image and caption. Select and answer the four security questions.
  5. 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.

    Note: If you don’t see this message in your inbox, check your junk or spam folder.

File a Claim

  1. Log in to Benefit Programs Online.
  2. Select UI Online.
  3. Select File a Claim.
  4. Read the UI Claim Filing Instructions. Select Next to continue.
  5. Give your general information, last employer information, and employment history.
  6. Review your information on the Summary page, then select Submit.

    Note: After submitting your claim, you will see a confirmation page. Keep your confirmation number for your records.