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Applying for Unemployment

We are an online resource to help answer your questions, check eligibility and assist in applying for Unemployment. You will also be advised if you qualify for additional benefit programs and receive our benefit guide.

Contact Info

Telephone Claims Center (TCC)

Toll-free number 1-888-209-8124 is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Other telephone numbers:

New York Unemployment Contact Information 
  • 1-877-358-5306 if you live outside New York.
  • 1-888-783-1370 if you are been assisted by another person.
  • 1-800-662-1220 if you are hearing-impaired and require TTY/TDD equipment.
  • 1-518-485-7377 fax number.

You can also mail the TCC at:

New York State Department of Labor

P.O. Box 15130

Albany, NY 12212-5130

Report Unemployment Insurance Fraud

You can report suspicious activities in three ways if you believe insurance benefit fraud is being committed:

  1. Report UI fraud online
  2. Call 1-888-598-2077
  3. Mail to:

NYS Department of Labor

Office of Special Investigations

Bldg 12 – Room 576

W. Averell Harriman Campus

Albany, NY 12240

Additional Contact Information

  • Call 1-877-221-1634 for direct payment questions.
  • Call 1-518-485-1597 for information on the Self-Employment Assistance Program.
  • Call 1-800-533-6600 for overpayment arrangements.