Montana Online Unemployment

During these difficult financial times, it is hard for many American families to maintain a sense of economic security. The U.S. government offers financial aid for unemployed workers throughout the nation. These services provide aid to those unemployed through no fault of their own. In Montana, workers may access unemployment services online, file unemployment claims and get information about additional resources.

Online Unemployment Filing

Filing for Montana unemployment online is simple. Visit the state's unemployment insurance division at

To file online unemployment, you will need the following information:

  • Your name, address and contact phone number
  • Your social security number
  • Your email address
  • Names, addresses and phone numbers of all the employers you had in the past 18 months
  • Alien registration number and expiration date (for non-citizens only)
  • Copy of DD214 form (only for ex-military claimants)
  • Bank routing number and account number (only if you want to receive benefits through direct deposit)
  • SF8 or SF50 (for federal employees)
  • Name and phone number of union hall, if applicable
  • You will also need to register a personal identification number (PIN). This number will help keep your personal information secure, and you will need to use it each time you log in to the system.

Once you have compiled the above information, you are ready to apply for unemployment online. The application is simple and consists of questions related to your personal information and job history. In general, most applicants can complete the application in less than thirty minutes. There is a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section on the website that answers the most commonly asked questions about the application process. If you have additional questions regarding unemployment service online, call 406-444-2545 or 406-247-1000.

Once your application has been submitted, you will be contacted if further information is needed. For this reason, you should make sure that your application contains your correct contact information. You do not want your application to be placed on hold because of missing information or incorrect contact info.

Additional Resources

In addition to filing for unemployment online, the website also provides information on the following:

  • An online job bank for the state of Montana
  • Labor market information
  • Healthy Kids Montana (free and reduced-cost health insurance for kids)

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