Delaware Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Unemployment can be a stressful time particularly during this day and age of a struggling economy. But fortunately, if you have worked recently in the US you may be able to collect unemployment insurance benefits temporarily. Delaware workers should contact the state's unemployment compensation department as soon as possible for more information or to find out if they qualify for monetary benefits.

The process to receive compensation for unemployment begins with logging onto this site;, then reading the information and checking the appropriate boxes. To file a Delaware claim for unemployment you must be out of work through no fault of your own and you must be available and looking for work.

Depending on how much you earned during your base period prior to losing your job, claims unemployment benefits range from $20 to $330 per week. The base period is defined as the first four of the last five quarters you worked. Your exact benefit amount will be based on your two highest calendar quarters.

Instead of filing online you may file a Delaware unemployment claim over the telephone or call with questions and concerns. To contact unemployment insurance (UI) in Delaware if you are a resident of New Castle county call TeleBenefits at 302-761-6576. Residents of Kent and Sussex counties and all other areas should call 1-800-794-3032 toll free.

When using the TeleBenefits system you will be prompted to create a four digit personal identification number for future access.

When filing Delaware unemployment claims over the telephone or online you must provide your Social Security number, contact information, and the details of your work history and wages earned during your base period. All earnings including those coming from self-employment, pensions, or annuities must also be reported to be eligible for compensation for unemployment.

If you wish to receive your UI benefits via direct deposit you will also need to provide your bank account information.

When receiving Delaware unemployment compensation you may be required to report to one of the four local offices throughout the state. To find the nearest Delaware Division of Unemployment office, log onto Addresses and phone numbers for each office are also listed along with the UI information hotline numbers.

In the state of Delaware, compensation weeks begin on Sunday and end on Saturday. Always remember to file your unemployment claim on time each week to avoid an interruption of your benefits.

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