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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.

What are the eligibility requirements to file an unemployment claim in Wyoming

While every state may have some additional requirements for being eligible for unemployment, the federal rules will typically trump those. However, it is rare that state law and federal law will contradict each other. In Wyoming, the standards for applying for unemployment insurance so that you can claim your benefits are relatively simple and align with federal standards.

To qualify to file an unemployment claim in Wyoming, you must:

  • Have already earned sufficient wage credits from previous work experience.

  • Been unemployed due to no fault of your own.

  • Be actively seeking work, and have proof of such.

That’s generally all you will need in order to be eligible to apply for unemployment. Whether or not you are able to receive unemployment is another topic all together. Every case will be treated according to the particular circumstances surrounding it. For some people, it will be clear as to what they will or will not receive. For others, there may be a few more hoops to jump through before they are able to get unemployment. If you have any questions along the way, Wyoming Workforce is there to help you. You can call them at 307-235-3264 with any additional questions you may have.

Aside from these initial requirements, if you are still unsure about where you stand regarding unemployment benefits when filing your first claim, you may want to visit a local office or call their help line.

To find an office close to you, you can enter your zip code on the following website: http://www.wyomingworkforce.org/. Another promising avenue for moving forward in your unemployment claim process is calling their helpline at 307-235-3264.