Maine

Maine Unemployment Agency Contact Information

Finding yourself unexpectedly unemployed during the struggling economy of today can be a rather stressful situation for many of us. However, residents of the US may be eligible for unemployment benefits in their respective states. The Maine Department of Unemployment has made it simple for workers to apply and file for weekly benefits using the phone, Internet, or postal mail.

To contact the Maine agency for unemployment via the telephone to file for initial or weekly benefits call 1-800-593-7660. The hours for this particular Maine office of unemployment phone number are Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm. The best time to call with the shortest wait times tend to be during the early afternoons on Tuesdays and Fridays while the busiest days are Mondays.

Before calling the toll free phone number for the unemployment agency in Maine you will need to gather some important pieces of information including your Social Security number and the contact information for all of your employers over the last 18 months. You will also need to provide the dates of your employment along with wages or earnings as well as the reason you are not working right now.

You may also file for benefits or contact the Maine Department of Unemployment online at this website: http://www.maine.gov/labor/unemployment/index.html. The online filing system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and allows you to file initial or ongoing claims and also check the status of claims. The website also gives you access to a wealth of information regarding employment resources and career training in the state of Maine.

If you are not able to find the information you need online, the Maine unemployment agency email address to use for inquiries or for more details about unemployment, careers, or training is jobbank.careercenter@maine.gov.

If you prefer filing for unemployment benefits by postal mail, you will need to fill out three different forms, the initial application form B9.2, an income tax withholding form W4-V, and the dependents form B-70. All of these forms may be obtained in person from any local career center which are divided into four regions.

Log onto: http://www.mainecareercenter.com/locations/index.shtml to locate the center closest to you.

To find the correct mailing address for your local unemployment office in Maine in order to submit your completed forms, log onto: http://www.maine.gov/labor/unemployment/contact.html

Finally, to register with the Maine job bank, a requirement of the unemployment application process, log onto this page http://www.mainecareercenter.com/resources/jobseekers.shtml.


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