Illinois Unemployment Phone Number

Sometimes you just have to talk to a live person to get answers to your questions. In that case, you can call the IL Unemployment Phone Number: Toll Free: (800) 244-5631

Be prepared for long wait times because lots of people are trying to do the same thing that you are. Be patient and you will get through to someone that can help you. Even though it is frustrating to wait so long, please be courteous to the person you get connected to and you will get a lot more help than if you are terse and rude. The staffers on the other line are over-worked and are doing everything they can to help all of the people that are contacting them.

When you call the IL unemployment phone number, make sure that you have the following information:

1. Social security number.
2. Dates of employment.
3. A pen or pencil, and paper - to take notes.

Again, your Illinois unemployment phone number is: Toll Free: (800) 244-5631

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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# Timothy 2011-02-10 16:25
Hello, I am planning to move to Puerto Rico in July from Chicago. I feel that I have a good chance of finding work there as a teacher. May I keep my unemployment benefits while living in Puerto Rico? Thank you.
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# Lynette 2011-12-26 09:20
I recently recieved an extension, but the certification date on the letter is incorrect I believe because I cant certify online. it states I cannot cert at this time. I recently certified the week before, which was the last week of my benefits before I recieved this extension. Is it possible that the dates overlapping is the reason I cant certify?
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# llecenia 2012-05-31 15:43
can i file for unemployment if my current job wants me to relocate 50 miles from where i currently work and dont have transportation.
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# May 2012-08-15 15:22
I am in a hostile work environment where I am being harassed on a daily basis I went to hr but nothing happened if I quit will I receive unemployment
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# Shannon 2012-11-27 14:55
I worked in Illinois for 14 Years and was laid off. I have been on unemployment for about 10 months. I have received a job in Indiana and i have reported it. They have taken me off unemployment but now Indiana is going to lay me off. I have only worked for 6 weeks. Can I go back to Illinois unemployment since i have not made enough in Indiana to claim?
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# rosa 2012-12-12 16:22
I am a single mother with two lil boys and i am expecting my third child i am working now but my job wont pay me meternity leave can i apply for unemployment for the time i am off of work.
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# Thao 2013-01-02 08:26
If my currently date weekly claim is always the two weeks of Tuesday but I forgot to claim on this day, can i claim it the day after? If so, how?
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# bwhite 2013-01-09 12:39
your phone number never works so im trying to contact this way
They are saying I owe 6100 dollars back to you and I was never informed of this situation and we need to get this resolved asap
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# LLADII2013 2013-01-23 11:31
MY BENEFITS WERE DIRECTLY DEPOSITED INTO AN ACCOUNT AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY FUNDS ARE CAN UNEMPLOYMENT FIX THIS AND GIVE ME MY FUNDS BACK ASAP?
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# Sherry 2013-09-11 13:55
I had to attend a class in order to continue my unemployment is that class just for the one week? Are is that every week
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