After filing your first claim for unemployment benefits, you may file your weekly claims for benefits by calling the toll free Weekly Claims Line at 1-800-983-2300 and selecting Option #1. It is your responsibility to make sure that no one else, including family members, knows your Social Security Number and/or PIN number. If you give your SSN and/or PIN to another individual, and as a result we make a payment that should not have been made, you will be required to repay the full amount of benefits that were improperly paid. In addition, you may also have "penalty" weeks assessed against you.
Next, you will be asked eight questions concerning the week of unemployment for which you are filing your claim for benefits. (Remember that you are always filing for the week, which ended on the previous Saturday.)
Once you have answered the questions, and you hear the words "thank you for using the weekly claim and information line, good-bye," your claim has been accepted. If you hang up prior to the system telling you "good-bye" your claim will not be processed.