Wyoming Unemployment Benefit Eligibility Requirements

Wyoming Unemployment Benefit Eligibility Requirements are as follows:

  • You must be a Wyoming resident.
  • You must be unemployed through no fault of your own.
  • You must have worked in Wyoming within the last 12 months (this period may be longer in some cases)³⁵.
  • You must have earned a minimum amount of wages determined by Wyoming guidelines.
  • You must be actively seeking work each week you are collecting benefits.

You can apply for unemployment benefits online or by calling the Wyoming Claims Center at (307) 473-3789. You will need to provide your Social Security Number, the name and contact information of your last employer, the last day you worked, and any other relevant information. You will also need to verify your identity with an Identity Verification Service using one of the following documents: Driver’s License, State ID, Passport Card or Passport.

You will be required to certify your eligibility for each week of unemployment and report any income or work activities. You can receive benefits for up to 26 weeks during your benefit year, depending on your base period earnings and the maximum allowed by Wyoming statutes². The maximum weekly benefit amount as of July 2, 2023, is $595 and the minimum weekly benefit is $43.

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