Unemploymentclaims.org is a privately owned website that is not owned or operated by any government agency.
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.
To file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim, you need to satisfy all document and eligibility requirements.
You must provide:
Mississippi Unemployment Resources
Appealing Denied Benefits
* For a WIN Job Center near you, visit: http://mdes.ms.gov/.
You can file an initial UI claim online using MDES ACCESS MS System.
To access the system, visit: http://mdes.ms.gov/.
You will need to open an account with a username and password.
You can file online during regular business hours.
You can also file a claim over the phone. You may call 601-855-3133 or 1-888-844-3577.
After filing an initial claim, you will need to certify benefits every week to keep receiving payments. Weekly claim certifications can be filed online as well, by using the MDES ACCESS MS System. A week of benefits begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday. You must file your weekly claims certification after the week has ended, but before the next week begins at 12:01 am on Sunday. You can file online during regular business hours.
Reporting or omitting information to qualify for UI benefits is punished by the law. Attempts to claim and receive benefits fraudulently can result in loss of benefits, fines or imprisonment.
To report fraud in Mississippi, contact the Department of Employment Security by:
Phone: 601-321-6468 or toll-free at 866-724-0430