You can apply by calling 502-875-0442 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., ESTWebsite: Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., EST Sunday from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. EST
You may also call toll-free 800-648-6057 for telecommunications relay service.
Watch our video to learn how to apply for benefits.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware of fake unemployment filing websites designed to steal your personal information or charge you a fee.
sure you are on a “.gov” site when filing an unemployment insurance claim.
• KCC services are free.
• KCC will never charge a fee.
• KCC will never ask for your SSN in an email.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
You may choose to have 10 percent of your benefits withheld for federal taxes and/or 4 percent for Kentucky state taxes. (Just remember, you can only change this withholding once throughout the life of the claim.)
If you have specific questions about the unemployment insurance appeals process, please contact 502-564-3925.
We’ve also produced two videos to help explain the appeals process. Watch our video on how to file an appeal. Watch a separate video showing what to expect in an appeals hearing.
The local career center offices operate the rapid response team. This team is trained to react quickly to announcements concerning permanent facility closures or substantial layoff situations throughout the state. Rapid response works closely with the local workforce investment boards and the local elected officials in adversely affected areas to insure that dislocated workers receive program information and services – including applying for unemployment insurance and looking for a new job. Rapid response services are offered at no cost to the business or the participating employees.The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN, requires employers to provide written notice at least 60 calendar days in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs. This assures that assistance can be provided to affected workers, their families and the appropriate communities.
Click here for more information about WARN.For more information contact your local career center office.
Other useful links:
Rights and Responsibilities
Rights and Responsibilities - Spanish
Weekly Unemployment Insurance Benefits Calculator
How to claim benefits by phone
Unemployment Insurance Digest
Unemployment Insurance Compensation Law
Unemployment Insurance Legislative Regulations
Affordable home internet for SNAP participants
Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance275 East Main St., 2WB Frankfort, KY 40601 502-564-5331 phone 502-564-7452 faxUIassistance@ky.gov
Kentucky Relay Service (for deaf and hard of hearing)
800-648-6057 phone www.kcdhh.ky.gov/oea/whatrelay.html