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NOTICE: This is the official state government unemployment insurance website. The Commonwealth of Kentucky's Division of Unemployment Insurance is not affiliated or associated with any external or private website that may attempt to charge you a fee for filing an unemployment insurance claim or seek information about you. Any information you provide to an external or private website is not protected by state unemployment insurance confidentiality laws.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Voice Response Unit (VRU) for requesting weeks of Unemployment Insurance has a new number.  You can now request weeks by calling (877) 3MY-KYUI or (877) 369-5984 To request benefits on-line, go to http://www.kewes.ky.gov.

ALERT: If you know of anyone collecting unemployment insurance benefits while working, while unable to work, or to which they are not eligible you should report this anonymously to http://oet.ky.gov/stop_ui_fraud.htm .

All claimants should now file claims or request benefit checks through the main online application.

Only those drawing regular Unemployment Insurance or Emergency Unemployment Compensation can request checks via the telephone.

Note: The Kentucky's Electronic Workplace for Employment Services (online application) link is only available M-F from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM EST and Sunday from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM EST.

Claim Filing and Benefit Request

Information about Emergency Unemployment Compensation

  • If you are requesting Emergency Unemployment Compensation check, you must call 877-369-5984 or do so online.

There are many complex areas within the Unemployment Insurance Program.  We have provided links to information that we hope will help you better understand the program and possibly answer some of the questions you may have relating to your Unemployment Insurance claim.


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Last Updated March 13, 2014

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