The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program was created to help individuals financially while they find a job.
In order to be eligible to receive UI benefits, individuals must comply with several requirements.
Individuals must be:
What happens if I’m fired, laid off or if I quit?
You must report if you are fired, quit your job or refuse work to the Kansas Department of Labor, so a determination of eligibility for UI benefits can be made.
When you file a claim, your employer will be mailed a “Notice of Filing” to verify the reason you have stated as to why you are no longer working. The Department will have the final say regarding your eligibility for benefits.
There is no penalty or reduction in Unemployment Insurance benefits if you are laid off.
If you are a student, please check: https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/.
You need to provide proper documentation and information.
You will also need to provide information regarding your job(s):
Filing a Claim
You can apply for UI benefits online or over the phone.
You can apply online if:
You are filing a new application for unemployment
You need to open your claim again and you have worked since the last time you filed
To apply online, visit: https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/.
To apply over the phone, call the Kansas Unemployment Contact Center.
You must file your UI by phone if:
You worked in any other state than Kansas in the past 18 months.
You filed an unemployment claim with another state in the past 12 months.
You were in the military service or were federal employee in the past 18 months.
To call the Unemployment Contact Center:
You should continue to file weekly claims every Sunday or Monday (until 7 p.m.) to remain eligible and keep receiving UI benefits.
If you have any questions, call the Unemployment Contact Center at800-292-6333.