Idaho

Idaho Unemployment Insurance Benefits

With the economy in shambles and few signs of a significant improvement in the near future, many people are having difficulty finding work in Idaho and across the country. Without no income, bills can pile up and lead to financial problems, causing emotional hardships for the unemployed and their families. Fortunately, if you're unemployed in Idaho, you can file for unemployment compensation. Filing a compensation unemployment claim in Idaho is the first step to getting on the road towards financial recovery by replacing part of your former income in order to help you attain some sense of financial security while you look for a new job.

In Idaho, there are several ways to file an initial claim for unemployment. Claims can be filed online at IdahoWorks System. If you would prefer, you can call or visit your local Idaho Department of Labor office. To contact unemployment, visit here for a list of offices throughout the state of Idaho and their contact information. The main office is located in Boise, and can be reached at (208) 332-3570 or emailed at www@labor.idaho.gov. Offices are open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 9:00 a.m. until noon on Fridays.

In order to initially file unemployment claims in Idaho, you will need some documentation, regardless of whether you choose to file online, by phone, or in person. You will need your Social Security number, your driver's license, the names, addresses, and phone numbers for all of your employers for the past two years, the dates you worked for them, the reason you are no longer working for them, your total gross earnings from these employers, DD Form 214 if you were a member of the military in the last two years, your county of residence if you live outside the state of Idaho, and your Alien Registration number and card if you are not a citizen of the United States.

You should file claims unemployment as soon as possible, preferably during your first week of partial or total unemployment. This will help minimize the amount of time between your last paycheck and your first unemployment claim check. Once you've been approved for benefits, you can continue to file online or via phone on a weekly basis in order to get your unemployment compensation as quickly as possible.


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