Online . The fastest way to apply is through our Online Claim System. For regular unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, you will fill out an online form.
To check on your claim , log in to our Online Claim System. Claims are updated during the night and are generally available in the morning. Frequently asked questions about claims , claims statuses, and what you can do.
Do I qualify? You’re considered unemployed during the week you want benefits for, You were paid at least $1,000 or worked at least 500 hours in your base year, You earned at least some of your base year wages in Oregon , Your employer(s) paid, or should have paid, unemployment insurance taxes on your base year wages, and.
Unemployment has costs to a society that are more than just financial. Unemployed individuals not only lose income but also face challenges to their physical and mental health. Societal costs of high unemployment include higher crime and a reduced rate of volunteerism.
To qualify, you cannot: Earn more than your weekly benefit amount, or. Work more than 39 hours .
Here is an overview of what’s gone wrong with Oregon jobless claims during the first weeks of the coronavirus outbreak: Long processing times: Many laid-off workers have been waiting more than a month for their claims to be approved, frequently because of erroneous rejections by the state’s rickety computer systems.
If your claim was stopped because you returned to work, you can restart your claim by using the Online Claims System, or by calling the UI Center. If you have no earnings to report, and your claim was stopped, you need to contact the UI Center so a claims specialist can restart your claim .
Everyone getting any type of unemployment benefits gets an extra $300/week (for each eligible week from December 27, 2020 until March 13, 2021). Learn more. Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC).
If you received retirement pay, other than social security, not yet reported, contact the UI Center. If you made a mistake answering any claim questions, contact the UI Center. Be willing and able to commute a reasonable distance for the type of work sought.
Important: The Employment Department has no control over your electronic payment after the payment is issued. When you sign up for direct deposit it takes up to 2 weeks to verify your account information. During the verification period, you will receive payment by paper check .
The waiting week has been waived for regular UI initial claims filed March 8, 2020 through Jan. 2, 2021. Oregonians who received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) or Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) will not receive a waiting week payment, as those programs pay claimants’ first eligible week .
If you ‘re eligible for unemployment benefits after your initial benefits period has ended, you can immediately refile by applying for extended benefits . There’s no wait time. You could , for example, exhaust all your benefits , get another job and become unemployed a day later .
To file a new UI claim, visit the State’s Department of Economic Security’s website. You can also call 1-877-600-2722 to apply over the phone. UI claims can be filed online and over the phone on 1-501-907-2590, Monday to Friday. UI claims can be made online here and over the phone on 1-800-300-5616 .