Idaho Unemployment Application Information
How to Apply for Unemployment
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Idaho Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are available to most of those unemployed workers who have lost their job. These benefits provide temporary financial assistance to eligible unemployed workers. Filing a claim for these benefits is easy using the internet, telephone and by visiting local Idaho Department of Labor Career Center. Since these benefits are not retroactive, unemployed workers who qualify the criteria are encouraged to file their claims as soon as they become eligible. You can follow the steps below to file your claim online — which is easy, convenient and secure.
Get Help with Filing Online UI Claim
If you are confused about something either in the online application or about the entire claim procedure, you should contact Idaho Department of Labor by visiting your nearest Department of Labor office. You can find your local office by visiting this link.
You can also get in touch with the Idaho Department of Labor main office by calling at (208) 322-3570. If your query is strictly related to Unemployment Insurance you should call at (208) 322-8942 or fax your query at (208) 639-3256.
Manage Your Claims Online
With IdahoWorks Online system it is easy to file a new claim or reopen an existing claim. You can also easily manage your benefits online and file your weekly continued claim report online. You can check benefit eligibility and track your payment records all from the same online system. You can access IdahoWorks Online System from this link.
Learn More about Idaho UI Benefits
You can visit Idaho Department of Labor website and go to Unemployment section to learn more about UI benefits. You can read Frequently Asked Question here to learn more about the UI program and filing a claim online. To learn more you can watch user-friendly How To videos here.
Unemployment Application Instructions
Filing a claim online for UI benefits in Idaho is easy. All you have to do is to follow these simple steps.
- Visit Idaho Department of Labor website and go to File Your Claim or simply click this link to go to the online application directly.
- Under Unemployment Insurance Claims, click File New Claim/Reopen Existing Claim.
- Read instructions carefully and complete the application.
You should only file your claim by yourself. Only you will be held responsible for all the information entered in the application. Similarly you should never share your PIN with anyone else. Moreover, you should carefully report correct information about all your former employers and reason you lost your job with each of them. Subsequently you will need to report your wages earned during specific periods as these will be used for determining the amount of your benefits.
When applying for UI benefits be sure to be available for work during the week. In order to receive benefits you will need to register for work with Idaho Department of Labor. You will also need to report work search that you have done during the week to claim any benefits.