Louisiana

File and Collect Louisiana Unemployment

With slow job creation, losing a job can be a travesty. With an economy that continues to struggle, it can be difficult to maintain any sort of financial security for you and your family. However, if you are a resident of Louisiana you can file for unemployment compensation.

In Louisiana, unemployment is temporary financial aid to workers who conform to certain requirements. To be eligible for unemployment in Louisiana, you must be out of work through no mistake of your own.

How To Collect Unemployment

In Louisiana, unemployment is temporary financial aid to workers who conform to certain requirements. To be eligible for unemployment in Louisiana, you must be out of work through no mistake of your own.

To file unemployment, you must have earned income in the last 4 of 5 quarters before you can collect unemployment. If you are available and physically able to work, you should file for your unemployment. Begin by applying for Louisiana unemployment by applying online with the Louisiana Workforce Commission or by calling 1-866-783-5567. To file a claim, you will need your social security number or alien registration number, employer information, union number if applicable, copy of your DD214 if you are active in the military and SF-8 and SF-50 if you are were a federal employee.

Unemployment Continuation

Once you file for unemployment and are approved, you will generally receive your first unemployment payment after 3 to 4 days. Once you get approved for unemployment, you will receive a debit card which is how you can access your unemployment compensation. Debit cards are issued by Chase Bank. You will need to activate the card before use. If you have any problems with activation of accessing your unemployment payment, contact Chase Bank at 1-866-795-5926.

If you wish to have the unemployment income deposited into your checking or savings account, contact the Louisiana Workforce Commission to complete the appropriate form. To continue your weekly unemployment filing, you can file weekly claims, after your initial claim, by accessing Easy Call at 318-362-4276. You can receive up to 26 weekly payments while you are seeking employment. Once your unemployment ends, you may be eligible for an unemployment extension.

Unemployment Verification

To obtain written verification of how much your unemployment will be, you can mail a request to including your name, address, and social security number to:

Louisiana Workforce Commission

UI Custodian of Records

Room 390

P. O. Box 44094

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9094


[Go Back]    [^ Back to Top]
Louisiana