Wisconsin Unemployment Contact Information 

File Weekly Claims in Wisconsin

Most people who apply for unemployment benefits in Wisconsin do so online. This is truly the simplest avenue to complete this task. There are a few things that you should keep in mind though when it comes to filing your weekly claims. These notes may include the best ways to claim your weeks, how long you can claim benefits for, how wage credits work, and more. Below are a few tips to help you:

  • You will claim weeks until:

    • You return to work

    • Your benefits have been exhausted

    • You reach the conclusion of your benefit year

  • Every week is referred to as a benefit week, and you will need to file on a biweekly basis.

  • There are three ways to file:

    • Use the voice-automated system (Once you qualify for unemployment benefits, there will be a phone number provided to you.)

    • Fill out and return the payorder form that is sent to you biweekly

    • Use the internet continued claims system (A website will be provided to you once you qualify for unemployment benefits.)

You may have more questions and wish to speak to a representative over the phone or in person. In this case, you may want to reach out to one of the helplines located here: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/. If you are unsure of what number to call, their toll-free number at 1-800-822-5246 will be your best avenue to better understand your unemployment benefits.

Unemploymentclaims.org is a privately owned website that is not owned or operated by any government agency.