Covington County MS

How do I file my unemployment Insurance Benefit Claim in Mississippi?

You can visit Mississippi Department Of Employment Security and file your claim. Online services include: 

  • Unemployment Claim Services
  • Complete your registration
  • File your Weekly Certification
  • Get Lost Wages Assistance
  • File an appeal
  • Get Claims Information
  • Get COVID-19 Information

Does Mississippi have a job search site I can use to find employment. 

Yes! visit Mississippi Works website, create an account and start your job search.

What is the maximum UI benefit I can get in Mississippi?

  • The maximum Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA) allowed in Mississippi currently is $235.00
  • You can receive UI benefits for up to a maximum of 26 weeks.

What type of services can I get at Mississippi WIN Job Center Locations?

WIN Job Services for job seekers includes:

  • Job Placement Assistance;
  • Job and Skill Training;
  • Guidance and Support;
  • Priority Services for Veterans;
  • Career Counseling;
  •  Job Corps Information;
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Benefits Information;
  • Referral to Supportive Services;
  • Referral to Vocational Rehabilitation Services; 
  • Information about HUD Rental and Homeownership Programs

How do I contact Mississippi Department of Employment Security?

Office of the Governor
1235 Echelon Parkway
P.O. Box 1699
Jackson, MS 39215-1699
Phone 601-321-6000

MDES Claim Service Line: 601-272-8332

File Unemployment Claims: 601-493-9427 

Mississippi Department of Employment Security
P. O. Box 1699
Jackson, MS 39215-1699
Phone: (877) 994-6329 (fax)

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