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What do I need to do to sign up for unemployment?

unemployed_personQ) Was working 40 plus hours a week due to boss not needing me to work, due to no meetings or rain what do I need to do to sign up for unemployment?

A) Report to your nearest unemployment office and apply.

Typical information needed to file Unemployment:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • The name, mailing address, and phone number of your last employer
  • The last day you worked
  • If you worked outside of State within the last 18 months, you will also need the names and dates worked for those employers




One Response to What do I need to do to sign up for unemployment?

  1. Hi I called my Benifits in on Monday It said I had too speak too an agent Ive been calling since monday cant get through I want to know what’s going on what else can I do ? My benifits were going through with no problems

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  1. I been waiting every since August and still haven’t heard nothing I keep calling leaving messages no response emailing every since August still no response

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Unemployment Office Tips:

Tips to help you when visiting your local Unemployment Office:

  • Show Up Early: Your local unemployment office can sometimes be crowded. You must understand that there are a lot of people currently looking for work. So you will find a lot of people filing for benefits.
  • Be prepared to wait: With lots of people at your local unemployment office, if you are late you will have to wait. The best way to avoid the long lines is to get to the office early.
  • Be prepared with your Documents: If you are applying for unemployment benefits be sure to take with you all necessary information such as a job release letter, date of last employment and name of the company.
  • Have a Cool Head: With lots of people at your local unemployment office waiting to be seen it’s easy to get frustrated and loose you cool. Remember that counselors are there to assist you. Keeping a cool head and being courteous will help speed the process along.

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