Rhode Island

Rhode Island Unemployment Agency Contact Information

The nation's economy continues to be stagnant, with very few jobs being created and many people struggling to find work. If you're unemployed, it can be difficult to find a job to replace the one you lost due to the amount of people looking for work with so few employers hiring. There is some relief in the form of Rhode Island unemployment insurance. Unemployment insurance is a way for you to receive a portion of your former income while you continue to look for employment.

Filing for unemployment benefits in Rhode Island is a simple process. You have two options of how to file - online, or on the phone. If you choose to file online, you can do so at the Rhode Island agency of unemployment's website, located here. The online system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you'd prefer to file over the phone, you will need the Rhode Island phone number for the unemployment agency. The Rhode Island office of unemployment phone number to file a claim or to get general information is (401) 243-9100. The call center is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. until noon, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. If you have questions that you'd prefer to ask via email, the Rhode Island department of unemployment can be reached by email. The Rhode Island unemployment agency email address is unemploymentinsurance@dlt.ri.gov.

Whether you file your claim with your local unemployment office via phone or online, you'll need to provide some basic information about yourself. Specifically, you will need your Social Security number, contact information, the contact information for all of your previous employers for the last two years, and your alien registration number if you're not a U.S. citizen. You may also need to provide information about any dependents you might have, and any payments you might currently be receiving, such as food stamps, public assistance, pensions, disability, child support and more.

As soon as you are laid off, you should apply for unemployment with the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. If you wait longer than seven days, you may end up delaying your first payment. To make sure you receive the benefits for which you are qualified, get online or call the Unemployment Insurance Call Center and apply for consideration as soon as possible.


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