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Contact Information for the Utah Unemployment Agency

If you lose your job, the thought of taking care of yourself and your family may be overwhelming. You will need to file for unemployment with the Utah department of unemployment, better known as the Utah Department of Workforce Services.

You have the option of filing for unemployment benefits either online or on the telephone. If you file online, you will want to go to the Department of Workforce Services website. If you want to file over the phone, you can find your local unemployment office by calling these phone numbers: for Salt Lake and South Davis County, you can call (801) 526-4400. For Utah County, you should call (801) 375-4067. If you live in either Weber or North Davis County, contact (801) 612-0877.

If you reside anywhere else in Utah or out of state, you will want to call 1-888-848-0688. You must have your personal information, like your social security number, and information about the employers you have worked for in the past 18 months.

The agency for unemployment will contact you if they need any additional information. If, after completing your application for unemployment benefits, you do not receive a check after two weeks, you can call (801) 526-9675 for more information. It usually takes at least two weeks to get your first benefit check. You will have an unpaid waiting week for the first week even if you are eligible for benefits. While you are waiting to hear from the department of unemployment, you should still file weekly claims. If you are not approved for benefits, you must contact the office of unemployment phone number for filing appeals, at (801) 526-9300. You should still file for weekly benefits during the appeals process if you want to get paid for those weeks.

After you file an appeal, you will go through an appeal hearing that is overseen by a judge. This judge will decide the fair outcome of the appeal hearing. Typically, the person applying for unemployment benefits and their past employer attend the hearing. Witnesses are allowed to come to the hearing as well, and their testimonies will be heard. The final decision will be mailed out three weeks at the latest


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