Arkansas Unemployment Application Information

Unemployed workers who have lost employment through no fault of their own may qualify for temporary financial assistance in the state of Arkansas. Those who meet the eligibility requirements can file their claims for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits online by following a step-by-step procedure detailed in this guide.

Eligibility Requirements

Getting Help with UI Benefits Application

You can contact Department of Workforce Services by using ArkLine services. ArkLine provides information about UI Benefits and guides you about application process. You can reach ArkLine by simply dialing 1-501-907-2590 from your touch-dialing phone. Visit ArkLine website for more details.

If you need to get in touch with someone in person to find out more about UI Benefits application, you can visit your local DWS office. Use this map to find locate your nearest office.

Find more about UI Benefits in Arkansas

To learn more about UI program in Arkansas, visit Unemployment Services page on Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

You can also download UI Handbook to find out more about the program.

Unemployment Application Instructions

Applying for UI benefits in Arkansas is easy. You can apply online using the ArkNet online application. You can start your UI claim by visiting UI Claims home page and completing the application found there. Be sure you read instructions and warnings before you start the application.

In order the complete the UI Benefits application through ArkNet you will require to provide your PIN, Social Security Number and work history. If you don't have a PIN number already, you will be able to create a new PIN during the application process.

Completing the online application takes hardly 10-15 minutes. Once you have finished your application you will be given a confirmation. Make sure you only close the browser once you have received the confirmation number so that your information is saved.

Although filing an online application through PC is easy and quick, it is not mandatory. You can also submit an application using Arkansas's Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system called ArkLine in Arkansas if you don't have access to a PC or for some reason you can't fill the online application.