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UI Initial Claim Application

Establish an Initial Claim

File an Initial Claim by calling 1-877-214-3330. Call the initial Claims Line to open an initial claim (Monday - Thursday: 8:30am-4:00pm; Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm at 1-877-214-3330). 

Important Note:  An unemployment insurance claim cannot be established until there has been an actual separation from employment.

Required Documents:  Click here for a list of required documents you will need to have on-hand when submitting your application.

Re-Open Claim

  • If you established an initial claim within the last 12 months, you will likely need to re-open your claim. If you are unsure, go to and log-in to the UI Claimant Portal to check your status. 

Open a New Benefit Year

Contact Unemployment Insurance Division: 
  • Establish an Initial Claim: 1-877-214-3330 (Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-4:00pm; Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm) 
  • File Weekly Claim: 1-800-983-2300 (Automated - Sunday: 24 hours / Monday - Friday: 5:00am-4:30pm)
  • Claimant Assistance: 1-877-214-3332 (Monday-Thursday: 8:30am - 4:00pm; Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm / Closed from Saturday - Sunday)