KENTUCKY UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
This page is here to help you file for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, non-traditional unemployment clients are now eligible to file for benefits.
Please read all the information below prior to filing your claim. This will ensure a complete and correct application and will help you avoid a delay in payment.
If after you submit your application, you receive a message that states you are not covered or your claim has been denied, please disregard. Your claim is being processed and we will be in touch.
On your assigned day of the week, go to the “File My Claim” button below to complete your application. Waiting until your assigned day in no way affects your payment. It simply allows us to better serve Kentuckians by balancing the high volume of claims we are currently receiving.
If you are an individual that typically did not qualify for traditional Unemployment Insurance and applied prior to March 31, 2020, you may receive a denial notice by mail. You may disregard that notice. Within a day or two you will also receive a follow-up approval letter for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance with instructions on benefit payments.