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Texas Unemployment Required Documents Information 

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.

What documents do I Need to file an unemployment claim Texas

To file an unemployment claim in Texas, you will need to provide certain information, and documentation to receive any benefits. It is advised that you collect all of this information ahead of time, so that you can move swiftly through the initial unemployment claim process. Most of the information required from you is personal information that you should have no trouble locating. However, there are a few things on the list that may take you some time to find, such as the exact start date of your previous job or normal wages for the job you seek.

Below is a list of the information and documentation that you will need to file an initial unemployment claim in the state of Texas:

  • Your Social Security number

  • Provide the normal wage for the type of job you are looking for. Texas defines Normal Wage as “Normal Wage is what you usually get paid when you are working. We compare the Normal Wage you indicate to an estimated normal wage TWC calculates using your base period wages. TWC converts your highest quarter’s wages to an annual salary and uses this as your estimated normal wage. The Normal Wage you enter on your claim application cannot be greater than 120 percent of the estimated normal wage.” Reference: https://services.twc.state.tx.us/.

  • The exact dates (month, day and year) that you started working and ended working for your most recent employer. If you have worked for this employer more than once, with gaps in-between employment, just have the most recent dates ready.

  • The pay rate and number of hours you worked, if you worked any of the days during the first week you apply for benefits. The benefit week runs from Sunday through Saturday.

  • Your home address

  • Your phone number

  • Your Alien Registration Number if you are not a U.S. citizen

If you are confused about any of these documents or pieces of information, it is best to reach out to a representative to clarify any issues you may have. Please call 800-939-6631 and speak to a representative.