Frequent Questions on Indiana Unemployment Benefits

What information do I need to file for unemployment benefits in Indiana?

To file for you IN unemployment benefits you will need:

  • A personal email account.
  • Your driver’s license or valid ID,
  • Your legal address,
  • Your Social Security number, date of birth and phone number.
  • Your Last employer’s name, mailing address, phone number,
  • Dates of employment and reason you separated from your job.
  • Bank routing number and account number if choosing direct deposit.

What is the Maximum unemployment benefit I can receive in Indiana?

  • The maximum weekly benefit you can receive is $390.
  • The Maximum amount of weeks you can receive UI benefits in Indiana is 26 weeks.
  • Your Monetary Determination letter received 10 days after filing will determine your benefit amount if approved.

How often will I get my IN unemployment benefits?

  • Your UI Benefits are paid weekly.
  • Your benefit week runs from Sunday, 12:00 a.m. to Saturday, 8:59 p.m. EST.
  • Your vouchers will cover previous week and may be filed on Sundays.
  • You need to file you weekly voucher even if your benefits are delayed.
  • You should file for benefits while appealing; once a approved your payments will be released.
  • You need to report any income earned during the week as, you may be subject to fraud.
  • You must complete and keep a weekly record of your Work Search activity.

How long will it take for me to start getting IN Unemployment Benefits after filing?

  • A decision on your eligibility will be determined mostly within 21 business days.
  • If your claim application needs additional information it could take longer.
  • If their are issues with your claim, the Indiana Department Of Workforce Development will do a review and contact you or your employer, potentially delaying your claim.
  • If there are no issues with your claim you should get your first payment within 3 weeks.

How do I file for IN unemployment benefits?

  • To file for your UI benefits in Indiana visit the Indiana Department of Workforce Development Claimant Self Service Website and fill out your application.

Does Indiana help me to find a job while on UI benefits?

Yes! You can visit the Indiana Career Connect website and search for jobs

  • You can post your resume for employers.
  • You can explore new careers.
  • You can get help creating your resume.
  • You can get information on education and training centers.

Indiana Unemployment Benefit Call Center Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern
Saturday – Sunday: Closed


TDD/TTY: 317-232-7560


Mailing Address:
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Indiana Government Center
South 10 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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