Rhode Island

Rhode Island Online Unemployment

Across the nation, each state offers its own version of financial aid to people who are unemployed through no fault of their own. This money comes as a relief to the many families who are struggling to maintain a sense of financial well-being, especially in such a tough financial climate. The state of Rhode Island offers online unemployment services as well as several other resources for unemployed people.

Unemployment Services Online

To file unemployment online in Rhode Island, visit the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training website at www.dlt.ri.gov. In order to begin a new application, you must have the following information:

  • Social security number
  • Driver's license number or ID card number
  • Names, dates of birth and social security numbers of any dependent children
  • Alien registration number (for non-citizens only)
  • Names, phone numbers and addresses of each place of employment for the past 18 months
  • If applicable, the name and phone number of the union hall to which you are associated
  • Bank account information for those who choose to receive their payments through direct deposit (optional)

Once you have gathered the above information, you are ready to begin the application for online unemployment filing. The website and the application are easy to follow and user-friendly. Most questions pertain to your personal information (ex. social security number and personal contact info) and your work history. You may also be required to set up a personal id number to ensure that your future correspondence with the Department of Labor and Training is kept confidential.

The website has a FAQ page that answers the main questions applicants ask during the application process. You can access the FAQ page by clicking on the heading at the top of the home page. However, if you have additional questions or concerns not answered on the website, you may call 401-243-9100.

Other Resources

In addition to offering unemployment service online, the Department of Labor and Training offers links to external websites that offer food assistance programs, monetary assistance for needy families and other resources for low-income people and families. From the website, you can also find more information regarding the following:

  • Worker's compensation information
  • Temporary disability claims
  • Labor market information

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