Apply and Receive Utah Unemployment

With the current economic downturn that has affected almost every business, many Americans are unemployed and are in need of financial assistance. You have paid in to unemployment benefit insurance while you were working, so if you are unemployed, you should take advantage of the benefits that are available to you.

To be eligible to receive unemployment benefits in Utah, you must be unemployed or partially employed through no fault of your own, you must be a United States citizen or eligible to work in the United States, and you must also meet a few requirements regarding the length of time you worked and the amount of money you made during a certain period of time.

The first step to receiving unemployment benefits in Utah is to fill out the Utah application for unemployment. This application is available at https://jobs.utah.gov/ui/InitialClaims/welcome.aspx. The website allows you to file for unemployment benefits online between 2:00 AM and 11:45 PM every day of the week. If you are unable to file online, you may submit your application by phone by calling 526-4400 if you live in Salt Lake County, 375-4067 if you are in Utah County, 612-0877 if you are in Weber and North Davis Counties, and (888) 848-0688 toll-free if you are in other areas of Utah or if you are out of state. Filing by phone is available Mondays through Fridays between 7:00 AM and 5:30 PM, except on holidays.

To apply, you will need several pieces of information, including your Social Security Number, information about your recent employers, union hall information (if applicable), and your Driver's License number or Utah Identification Card number. The Utah unemployment application takes about thirty minutes to file, by phone or online. Note that if you are filing online and you do not finish submitting all pages before the cut-off at 11:45 PM, the system will lose all of your information and you will have to start again.

The process to apply for unemployment is not difficult if you have all of the information required, but it is necessary to gather all of the information before you start or the process may take a lot longer than expected. If your unemployment benefit application is approved, you will need to submit claims each week to continue receiving benefits. Your benefits will stop if you do not continue to prove that you eligible to receive unemployment benefits.

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