Missouri

Missouri Unemployment Benefits

If you find yourself temporarily unemployed in Missouri, you need to file for unemployment benefits as quickly as possible. The unemployment benefits are a sort of unemployment insurance that provides payments to people temporarily out of work that meet certain criteria. One of the criteria to receive unemployment insurance is that your current state of unemployment has to have not been your fault. A word of caution: if you delay filing for benefits, you may face losing some of the potential benefits! To ensure that you take advantage of every unemployment benefit available, follow this guide.

Process for Filing for Unemployment Benefits

You can file your benefits unemployment either online or over the phone. You can file for your benefits unemployment 24 hours a day online, save for Saturdays between 11:39 PM and Sundays at 12:31 AM, Missouri time. The website for filing your claim is www.moclaim.mo.gov. You can filethrough the telephone system between 8 AM and 5 PM Mondays through Fridays, save for holidays. Here are the phone numbers for the regional phone filing offices:

  • Jefferson City: 573-751-9040
  • Kansas City: 816-889-3101
  • Springfield: 417-895-6851
  • St. Louis: 314-340-4950

In order to receive every unemployment benefit, you will need personal information available, such as: your SSN, your Personal Identification Number if you are a previous claimant in Missouri, your address and phone number, the contact information for your last employer, and the amount of time you received for vacation or holiday pay from this employer.

Waiting for and Receiving Benefits

After filing for benefits, the status of the claim can be checked online at https://www.ui.labor.mo.gov/som/IC_0020.jsp?tx=1. Once a claim is approved, benefits are deposited to a Missouri Access Master Debit Card. In the state of Missouri, claimants can currently receive benefits for up to 20 weeks at a time. Your weekly unemployment pay is based on your income in the base period, and the maximum weekly amount paid by Missouri is $320. The balance of the Missouri Access Master Debit Card can be checked online at https://portal.cardaccesssite.com/web/central-bank_mo-access/login by entering your debit card number and your password, which you set up after joining the online system that the state has set up.


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