Benefits of Filing for Wyoming Unemployment

Like workers in other cities nationwide, residents of Cheyenne and Laramie have been adversely impacted by job losses and company layoffs. Successive months of an uneasy economy can make it a struggle to preserve your financial and economic security when you become unemployed suddenly. Fortunately, Wyoming residents can learn how to collect benefits for unemployment insurance.

Employers throughout Wyoming pay into a fund for unemployment benefits to provide workers with temporary income until they find work again. Benefits you can expect from Wyoming include an amount of money based on the wages you earned during your base period. Your maximum benefit amount is going to be either 30 percent of your base period wages or your weekly benefit amount multiplied by 26, whichever amount is lesser.

When you begin the process of filing for unemployment, you’ll be given a Personal Identification Number or PIN. You’ll need this PIN each time you want to check on your claim online or if you need to update your account. After you file your initial claim with the state, you can file your biweekly claims online or by phone.

The state’s Department of Workforce Services allows claims to be made online at https://doe.state.wy.us/InetClaims/ 24 hours a day. You’ll need to make a new user profile. Some of the information you’ll be asked for includes your address, date of birth and Social Security Number. In addition, you’ll be asked for details about your driver’s license and if you’re a state employee. If you have any questions about the filing process or prefer to file by phone, call the Unemployment Insurance Services office in Casper at (307)473-3789. The Wyoming Unemployment Handbook is a vital guide offered on the website.

Your benefits can come to you via a check or a debit card. The debit card can function as an ATM card to withdraw cash or you can make purchases with it at Wyoming stores that take VISA cards. You can switch payment methods by filling out a form available at the website.

Unemployment insurance is a resource available for Wyoming’s jobless workers. Applying for your benefits can assist you and your family whether you’re in Cheyenne, Casper or another city.

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