Oklahoma Unemployment Required Documents Information 

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

Immediately after you lose your job or your work hours are cut back, file an unemployment claim for benefits. You will need to gather the following information and documents:

  • Social Security Number
  • Name (including prior names)
  • Mailing address, telephone number and email address
  • Alien registration number and expiration date, if not a citizen
  • DD Form 214 if you served in the military in the last 18 months
  • Oklahoma driver’s license or ID card number
  • Name of the company were you last worked or are working part-time
  • Complete mailing address of the company
  • Company’s phone number and supervisor’s name
  • The reason you are no longer working with the company or your hours were reduced
  • Name of all your previous employers in the last 18 months as they appear on your check stub or W-2 form
  • Period of employment for each employer
  • Wages earned and the payment method (hourly, weekly, monthly); you will also need to meet all eligibility requirements.

Your last employer will be mailed a notice, and your eligibility will be based on the reason for separation.


You must comply with some requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits:

  • You must be totally or partially unemployed at the time of the application.
  • You must have worked and earned enough wages covered by unemployment insurance during the last 18 months.
  • Be unemployed through no fault of your own.
  • Be able and available to accept a job.
  • Be actively looking for work.
  • If you are not a citizen, be lawfully in the U.S.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) may request additional information regarding your claim through telecommunication, writing or in a personal interview.


If you knowingly make false statements, misrepresent a material fact or withhold information to obtain unemployment benefits, you will be subject to possible criminal prosecution, fines and imprisonment. The OESC has a time fraud detection unit to identify those who commit fraud. Any statement you make to obtain UI will be verified.

Some fraud scenarios are:

  • Not reporting a job separation.
  • Not reporting all earnings from any source.
  • Allowing someone else to file your claims.
  • Sharing your PIN number.
  • An employer is providing false information to prevent a claimant form obtaining UI benefits.

To report fraud, contact the fraud hotline at: 405-557-5400

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