KENTUCKY UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

This page is here to help you file for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, non-traditional unemployment clients are now eligible to file for benefits.

Please read all the information below before filing your claim. This will ensure a complete and correct application while avoiding a delay in benefits.

If after you submit your application, you receive a letter that states you are not covered for traditional UI your claim will be processed for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. You will receive another letter about your eligibility and your benefits with PUA.

You can find helpful videos to guide you through the process below.

President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum on Saturday, August 8, 2020, enabling electing states to offer "lost wages assistance" to certain unemployed workers receiving unemployment benefits.

Kentucky’s Office of Unemployment Insurance(OUI) is expecting to receive guidance soon from national authorities to properly interpret the implementation and funding options that are available for states.

The Office of Unemployment Insurance will provide more information as it becomes available from the US Department of Labor.

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Security Incident Information

Unemployment Insurance claimants who uploaded identity documents to the UI Portal from March 1, 2020 through April 23, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. may have been subject to having their identity documents exposed. If you were potentially affected by this security breach, you will receive a letter via email or U.S. mail.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Updates

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The Unemployment Insurance Process. Day 1, You complete the initial application online at kkc.ky.gov or by phone at: 502-875-0442 Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm ET. Day 2, The Office of Unemployment Insurance will determine if you have a valid claim. Day 3-12, You will receive a letter that states the amount of your payment. Day 13, Request your first benefit payment at kcc.ky.gov. Day 15, If there are no disqualifying factors, we will generate the payment by either direct deposit or a debit card within 2 to 5 days.

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To check your claim please follow these steps:



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Please Be Advised

Refiling the same claim or requesting a payment before day 13 will delay the process and slow down your payments. Please do not resubmit previous claims or request payments without first checking your account summary.

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