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Indiana Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment Resource

File a claim

Go to your nearest WorkOne Center and file an initial claim. Make sure to take the following information with you:

  • Complete name and address
  • Social Security number
  • Personal identification
  • Your most recent employer's name and address
  • The dates you worked for your most recent employer
  • The reason you are unemployed.

PLEASE NOTE: Indiana law requires you to register for work at an Indiana WorkOne Center if you are unemployed.

Your claim voucher will be mailed to you within one week after you file your initial claim. Indiana law states that you cannot be paid for your one-week waiting period. However, you still need to complete the voucher and return it by mail or in person when you visit a WorkOne Center.

If you don't receive your claim voucher in the mail, call your WorkOne Center or the DWD Helpline at 1-888-WORKONE.

After your first week, you will receive a voucher in the mail that you need to complete and return for your first week's claim. Your check could be delayed if you fail to complete your voucher properly - so make sure to answer all questions. Write down wages or pay earned for the week. Don't forget to sign your name.

You should receive your first check approximately one week after you mail your second voucher. Each week, you will be mailed a voucher to complete and return. You will be asked to return to the WorkOne Center periodically for interviews and will receive notification in the mail indicating when you must return to the center. If you experience a problem with or have a question about your unemployment insurance claim:

  • Call the toll-free help line at 1-800-437-9136. If you live in Marion County, call 232-6702. Please return to your WorkOne Center or call the toll-free help line if:
    • You receive a form in the mail indicating that you haven't received enough wage earnings to qualify for benefits
    • You didn't receive your voucher in the mail.

If you do experience a problem:

  • You won't receive any benefits until a decision about your claim is made.
  • You will continue to receive your voucher each week. Make sure to complete it accurately and return it by mail.
  • You will receive written notice in the mail when a decision is made.
  • Should you be found eligible to receive benefits, you will be paid for the past claims you filed.
  • Should you be found ineligible, you have the right to appeal the decision. However, you must file your appeal within 20 days.

Contact a Local Workone Center near you to get information and file your initial unemployment insurance benefit claim.

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Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation has been extended through May 31, 2003 for those who exhaust their regular benefits and those who were affected by the sudden cut-off of benefits Dec. 28, 2002. Hoosiers who were abruptly cut off on Dec 28, 2002 will get the full number of weeks they were originally determined eligible for. Those who exhaust their REGULAR benefits between Dec. 28, 2002, and May 31, 2003, are also eligible for up to 13 weeks of additional benefits. Claimants must qualify for any benefits under normal Indiana Unemployment Insurance laws. Vouchers and new claims that have already been submitted were processed Jan. 9, 2003. No provisions were made by the President or Congress for those who have already exhausted their regular benefits and their 13-week extension.

Information regarding the "$3,000.00 re-employment accounts" is at this time just a proposal in the President's Economic Stimulus Plan, and we have no further information.

Contact your local WorkOne office or call 1-888-WorkOne for more information or to apply.