Arkansas Unemployment Insurance Benefits

As the economy fails to recover, more and more people are losing their jobs and even more cannot find a job to replace the one they lost. Without a paycheck to cover life's basic necessities, it can be difficult for Arkansas residents to maintain a sense of financial and emotional well-being that is necessary to stay positive and find a new job. Fortunately, unemployment compensation is available in Arkansas to help bridge the gap between jobs.

You can file an initial claim for unemployment in Arkansas in one of two ways. First, you can show up in person at any one of the Department of Workforce Services offices. These are located throughout the state, and can be found in Arkadelphia, Batesville, Benton, Blytheville, Camden, Conway, El Dorado, Fayetteville, Forrest City, Fort Smith, Harrison, Helena, Hope, Hot Springs, Jacksonville, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Magnolia, Malvern, Mena, Monticello, Mountain Home, Newport, Paragould, Pine Bluff, Rogers, Russellville, Searcy, Texarkana, Walnut Ridge, and West Memphis.

If you don't want to show up to one of the offices in person, you can file a claim via mail by filling out one of the Arkansas compensation for unemployment forms that are available in most public buildings, such as post offices or libraries. To contact unemployment in Arkansas, each office has its own phone number, which can be found here. There's also a toll-free number for interstate claims (866) 392-7284 that you can call for more information.

To file a claim, you will need basic information about yourself and your previous employers. You will need to provide your name, address, phone number, Social Security number, the name and contact information of your last employer, and the last date you worked and the reason you are no longer working for them.

Once you've filed unemployment claims in person at one of the local offices, or mailed in the proper forms, and you've been approved for benefits, you will have to file for claims unemployment on a weekly basis. This can be done by phone, online, or in person at a local office. To file your Arkansas unemployment claim benefits via phone, call Arkline at (501) 907-2590. To file a claim online, visit Arknet. Using Arkline or Arknet will allow you to receive your benefits more quickly than if you were to visit a local Arkansas unemployment compensation office.

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