Indiana Unemployment Required Documents Information 

What Documents Do I Need to File an Unemployment Claim in Indiana

To apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • ZIP code
  • Social Security number
  • Personal identification (i.e., driver’s license, photo ID, alien card)
  • Name, address and telephone number of your last employer
  • Dates worked at your last place of employment
  • The reason you are unemployed
  • Latest check stub from your most recent employer

You must also fulfill eligibility requirements.

To be considered “eligible,” you must:

  • Have earned enough money in your base period.
  • Be unemployed through no fault of your own.
  • Be able, available and actively seeking full-time work.

You are required to be registered with the job matching service Indiana CAREER Connect within 10 days of initially filing your claim. To access this service, visit:

Some individuals may be exempted from this requirement if they have a work search waiver, which includes Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) approved training, a return to work date of 60 days or less or are an active member of a union hiring hall.

Claimants must also visit their local WorkOne for a review of their work search logs and an orientation to WorkOne services after week four of benefits. You must keep work search records for every week you claim. You must make at least three contacts per week.


After your initial application for UI benefits, you must file weekly vouchers. Claims are based on a calendar week, beginning with Sunday and ending with Saturday, which is sometimes referred to as the Calendar Week End (CWE).

You can submit vouchers online, by visiting:


It is against the law to omit or misrepresent facts and/or documents to qualify for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit payments.

You can report fraud:


If you are an employer, visit:

If you are a claimant/general public, visit:


Send a report to:

Department of Workforce Development 
Benefit Payment Control Section 
10 North Senate Avenue, Room SE105 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204


Department of Workforce Development
Benefit Payment Control Section
Fax: 317-234-2932

When making a report, provide as much information as possible, including:

  • Name and address of the individual or business

  • Describe your complaint in detail

  • Provide dates, if possible

  • If the complaint is in regards to an individual, include the individual’s Social Security number and the name of the business where the individual has been employed over the last year is a privately owned website that is not owned or operated by any government agency.