How to File Your Utah Unemployment Claim

If you have ever been unemployed, you know how financially and emotionally stressful it can be. Utah's Department of Workforce Services can help you.

Unemployment compensation in Utah is available to workers who have become unemployed through no fault of their own, or who have had their hours reduced. You will need to file a claim on the Workforce Services web site or by phone. However, filing online is faster. The website for unemployment claims in Utah is jobs.utah.gov. Note that the site goes offline between 11:45 PM and 2:00 AM.

File your Utah unemployment claim as soon as possible. You may have to wait up to five weeks to receive your first payment. If you know someone who claims unemployment in Utah, you may know that in Utah your compensation for unemployment will last from 10 to 26 weeks. Workforce Services may also be able to help you find another job.

If you meet the following requirements, you probably qualify for unemployment. First, you must have lost your job through no fault of your own. Second, you must be willing and able to work. You won't receive unemployment benefits if you are disabled. Third, you must be able to show that you have worked and that your employer paid unemployment insurance taxes on your behalf. Finally, the state requires that you earned a minimum amount of wages ($3100) during the last year. The first four of the last five completed quarters are used to determine your benefit amount. So, if you file in the first quarter, the period would be the fourth quarter of two years ago through the third quarter of last year.

Before you file your claim for unemployment, be sure you have the necessary information ready. You will need to provide your personal details, including name, address, social security number and contact information. You will also need to provide information on your dependents. For each previous employer, you will need to provide their name, address and telephone number along with the dates you started and ended working there. This includes out-of-state employment in the last 18 months. You will also need to provide the reason you lost the job and a summary of your job skills.

Remember, you can contact unemployment in Utah at jobs.utah.gov. Also note that there are unemployment office locations in all of Utah's major cities. Check this link for their addresses: http://jobs.utah.gov/employer/business/eclocationsforui.pdf

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