oosiers may file a claim for unem- ployment insurance online via Uplink, a service of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, and you may gather information online regarding unemployment, as well.
In 2009, federal lawmakers adopted a law providing up to 20 weeks of additional benefits to unemployed residents of Indiana. With this extension, eligible Hoosiers will be able to claim up to 99 weeks of jobless benefits.
Individuals who have already exhausted their jobless benefits — but remain unem- ployed — will be able to apply for this extension through Uplink, the state's online unemployment benefits program.
Earlier, federal officials in 2008 enacted an Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program to provide additional benefits to out-of-work Hoosiers. The highlights of the program include:
In order to qualify for additional weeks under federal Extended Unemployment Compensation benefits, a person must meet the same requirements necessary to qualify for Indiana jobless benefits. For instance, the prerequisites include:
CURRENTLY UNEMPLOYED 1) — He or she must be currently unemployed;
STEPS TO FILE FOR SERVICES & BENEFITSAND DWD CONTACT INFORMATIONIf you have additional questions, you also may contact the DWD call center (phone, 1-800-891-6499 during 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., EST, Monday-Tuesday, and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, or email). Moreover, staff members of your local WorkOne Centers throughout Northern Indiana can provide you with information on unemployment insurance claims. If you choose to visit WorkOne, you will need to complete these steps:
ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUTJOBLESS BENEFITS FOR HOOSIERSFor more details and tips for filing your Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claim, check out the UI section of our Frequently Asked Questions or click to the Unemployment Insurance information section of the Indiana Workforce Development website.