Mississippi Online Unemployment

Losing a job is always tough, but it is especially tough when the economy is so bad. Those who live in Mississippi are already suffering financially. Fortunately, if you lose a job, it is possible to get Mississippi unemployment benefits by using Mississippi unemployment services online.

Free Mississippi Unemployment Services Online

If you have lost a job due to a business closing, layoff or downsizing, you are probably eligible for Mississippi online unemployment filing, which is always free. Other requirements: You must be a Mississippi resident and must have worked for Mississippi employers who contributed to the state unemployment fund.

To file unemployment online, go to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security at: http://mdes.ms.gov

Information for Mississippi Online Unemployment Filing

To file a benefits claim, you will need basic information such as your social security number, your address and phone number, and contact information for all employers for whom you worked in the last 18 months. You should also be able to state the dates you worked and the reasons you left each employer. For international residents, you must provide your alien registration number and/or your Visa number to prove it was legal for you to work in Mississippi.

The one thing you cannot do online is register with a WIN Center. To find the WIN center nearest you go to http://mdes.ms.gov/Home/findWinJobClaimCenter.html. Mississippi unemployment service online still requires that each unemployed person register with their WIN Center. This helps to demonstrate that the benefits claimant is actively seeking work.

Alternatives to Mississippi Unemployment Services Online

You can also file by phone: 601-855-3133 or 888-844-3577.

All filings are free, and benefits are free. However, you may have to pay federal payroll taxes just as you would if you were working. You do not need a lawyer to file a claim or to file an appeal.

If you need to file for unemployment but you are not a Mississippi resident, you can find the free online unemployment service from your state. Every state has unemployment services. Usually you can find it by searching for that state’s department of labor. Completing your application for unemployment online is easier for those who cannot travel to their state to make their claim.

Once you have an online account, you must register each week to maintain your claim. You must also prove that you are actively seeking work and have not turned down job offers.

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