Illinois Unemployment Application

When you get ready to fill out the IL unemployment application you need to make sure you have set aside plenty of time to complete the application, and you need to be sure that you have all of the information ready that may be requested of you.

You need to know:

1. Your social security number.
2. Your driver's license number.
3. Your last employer's name and address.
4. The dates that you worked at your last employer.
5. The dates of all of the jobs that you have held in the past (This is not always required, but is very helpful to have).

If you are filling out a Illinois unemployment application in person, you will need to take the following items with you:

1. Your social security card.
2. Your driver's license.
3. Last paystub from your previous employer.
4. Any layoff documents your previous employer may have given you.

Still Have Questions?

To go back to the Illinois Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Illinois Unemployment FAQ

To go the main Illinois Unemployment page, click here: Illinois Unemployment

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# Jeanette 2011-03-28 12:27
If employers report to unemployment earned vacation payout does this diqualify them for weeks of benefits?
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# Mary 2011-09-03 19:38
If you have recently been told you are fired and your employer lets you know that your last official day is in two weeks. If you choose not to work those two weeks does this disqualify you from unemployment benefits?
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# carol 2012-12-05 12:15
i have worked 30 hrs per week for the last 3 years and now i've been informed that they are eliminating my part time position and have decided to make it full time. If i decide not to accept that position, can i collect unemployment?
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# john 2011-11-01 03:48
i worked for 5 weeks at a refinery and it it was my first job but i got laid off do i still qualify
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# Melissa 2011-12-10 18:21
I will be getting laid off from my job at the end of December for two and a half weeks. During that time will I be eligable for unemployment?
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# Steven 2011-12-11 14:51
I left my job because my grandma died can I collect unemployment??
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# Dorothy 2012-02-24 14:44
I began filling out a claim for unemployment in Illinois, but then I realized that I need to file in Indiana because that is the job that laid me off. I'm worried that something may be reported to my part-time job in Illinois. But since I didn't finish the claims process can I be sure that nothing will be reported?
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# Bethany 2012-05-02 23:57
I quit my job.because my baby was born with cleft lip and palate. Can I get unemployment?
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# lynettte 2012-06-27 10:25
can u file unempolyment if you are working for a temp agency working 3 to 4 days a week for 8 hrs a day and now you are just down to working 1 to 2 days a week
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# rosalinda 2012-07-29 11:53
Would I be able get unemployment just got laidoff.worked 1yr 2month..but was by a temp seavers.
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# Jeana 2012-07-30 19:21
When you reocrd wages is it 'take home pay' or 'gross pay' before deductions/
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# Amber 2013-04-12 09:11
I was working on my job for almost two years and had resign my position do to a medical condition back in May of 2012. Am I eligible to apply for unemployment benefits now? I never applyed for benefits because I thought if you left your job willingly then you were not approved for benefits, was I miss informed?
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