Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance benefit payments WILL NOT BE ISSUED between June 29 – July 4 due to the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet system upgrade. 

The Unemployment Insurance systems will be available for you to make your benefit requests, but you will not receive the payment until the system is available.

Payments requested now through June 28 will process as usual.  Payments requested June 29 - July 4 will all be released on July 5 when the system is available.

Please plan for this delay in payment during the system outage.  If you have questions about the check delay, please contact the UI Assistance Line at 502-564-2900.

Office of Employment and Training
Division of Unemployment Insurance​

At Kentucky’s Unemployment Insurance Self-Service site , any liable employer can:

- Apply for an Employer Reserve Account, including successorship;

- Apply for a Letter of Good Standing for the Secretary of State;

- Request a change to their mailing address;

- File their quarterly reports and payments;

- Request their Employer Reserve Account be inactivated;

- Request a refund for overpayment of taxes;

- Register for a TPA (Third Party Administrator) account; and

- Report Misclassification or Fraud.

SIDES State Information Data Exchange Submitting Electronic Claim Protests

SIDES is a free electronic system that uses a nationally standardized format to easily respond to UI information requests, attach documentation when needed, and receive a date-stamped confirmation of receipt.

If you would like to receive or respond to UI information requests electronically, please enroll for SIDES using Kentucky’s Unemployment Insurance Self-Service Site.

Please watch our informational video on the SIDES program.

Work Refusal Form

Under Section 341.350 of the Kentucky Unemployment Compensation Laws and Regulations, an individual shall be ineligible for benefits if he/she failed, without good cause, either to apply for available, suitable work or to accept suitable work when offered to him/her by the employment office or an employing unit. If you know of someone who has refused to accept suitable work, please click here to provide details about the refusal.

Browse our FAQs about Unemployment Insurance.

Other useful links:

Unemployment Insurance Digest

Unemployment Insurance Compensation Law

Unemployment Insurance Legislative Regulations

UI benefits poster - English

UI benefits poster - Spanish​