Indiana Unemployment Requirements

In order to start your unemployment, IN unemployment requirements include the following:

1. You are totally unemployed. Depending on your vocation and industry, you may qualify for unemployment if you have had your hours reduced.
2. You have worked and earned a minimum amount of wages in work covered by unemployment tax during the past 18 months.
3. You have lost your job through no fault of your own. If you were laid-off you will qualify for unemployment. In most cases, if you were fired for cause - you will not be eligible to collect unemployment. If you were fired for cause, you SHOULD apply for unemployment anyway, just in case you are eligible to get it.
4. You are able and available for work. If you are unable to work because of disability or medical condition, you may not meet the Indiana unemployment requirements, but you should apply anyway. If you are not eligible for unemployment, you may be eligible to collect disability benefits, and the case worker at the unemployment office will be able to direct you on how to apply for disability.
5. You are registered for work at your local Workforce Development Center. You must do this when you apply for unemployment, and every week when you certify your weekly claim.
6. You are actively seeking work. You must apply to a minimum of two jobs per week.

To continue receiving weekly unemployment benefits, IN unemployment requirements state that you must file a 'weekly claim' by doing the following:

1. Meet all of the IN unemployment requirements listed above.
2. Apply for at least two jobs each week.
3. Contact the Indiana unemployment office to file your 'weekly claim'. You can do this via phone or on the internet.

Toll Free: 1-800-891-6499 Indiana Workforce Development Office Indiana Unemployment Website

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# amber 2011-04-26 21:56
My husband has been working 40 hours a week for about 6 months recently they have cut his hours down to 25 a week. Can he get partial unemployment?
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# Melissa 2011-05-06 20:02
I have worked with a company for 2 years and was asked to sign a noncompete agreement. I am refusing as this job has no pay increases thus far and no room for advancements. The agreement limits many areas of employment for a length of time. I will get fired when I don't sign it. Is this considered at my will???? Will I be eligible for unemployment? Any advice would be appreciated.
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# tina 2011-07-09 08:45
I am about to have a baby and will have to b on fmla for an extended period of job do not allow an employee to work wit any kinda restriction or offer and short term disability insurance to supplement income will I b eligible for unemployment
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# Ashley 2013-01-04 13:21
I am going through just about the same thing... what happened? were you able to get it?
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# Donna 2011-11-02 15:56
I am considering quiting my job I have been employed with for 6 1/2 years. I have been harassed and treated badly for over 2 years it is a known fact my boss doesn't like me. My job has become increasingly more stressful all the time without the harassment . I
Have been off on FMLA for an anxiety condition for about 10 weeks and my dr and therapist recommend I don't go back to my current condition and find something else, due to
My situation would I be able to draw unemoyment if I quit thus job? Please help me
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# Chris 2011-11-02 18:31
Can an unemployed individual file for disability with Social Security? Are there any other state programs offered to folks with disabilities who have recently lost their job?
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# Jon 2011-12-10 12:01
My wife and I are both employed. If I take a new job out of state, and she has to find a new job, is she eligable for unemployment?
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# Mike 2012-02-08 10:09
Is it required to attend workone workshops in indiana to receive unemployment benefits?
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# Mel 2012-03-13 12:56
I work part-time with 7 other people. We all make $35 an hour and work up to 20 hours per week. We have been employed for the last 5 -6 years. My company is eliminating our positions and consolidating our work and sourcing it out to another company at less than half the pay. Do we qualify for unemployment.?
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# Kay 2012-03-30 13:24
I recently just worked for a small company Part Time, (24 hours a week), for two full months. Am I qualified? I had been previously off work for over 16 months and my last extension had run out. Glad to have a job, this last company let me go due to inaccuracy in work, although I had really had prior training for the job and got very little when I was there. I felt like I could have been given a longer period of time, and I might add they did give me a raise after 30 days? So I am a little confused, no prior warnings about my "inaccuracy", showed up for work on time, and did what ever they wanted me to do with no disciplinary action ever taken while I was there. I really would like to know what my actions should be at this time.
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# christina 2012-06-25 13:34
Ok I just started a job in Indiana about a month ago after quitting my job in Michigan for 5 1/2 years and I am getting laid off the week of July 4 I was curious do I claim in Michigan or Indiana
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# TRista 2012-08-26 22:03
I am 19 years old I will be 20 in November, I am currently pregnant and I have been seeking work since... mid august. I am wondering if I am even Eligiable to get unemployment.
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# Jessica 2012-10-15 22:42
Do my wages during the base period have to have been earned in Indiana to receive benefits in Indiana? Or do wages earned in Illinois count as well?
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# geoffrey 2012-11-14 03:33
I am a stagehand and i work when i am needed only. I work probably once or twice a month. Can i recieve unemployment? Some of my co workers say they get unemployment when work is slow so im trying to get another opinion. Please help me out.
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# brad 2013-01-18 13:38
I will have a PERF retirement annuity available soon. Would that affect my unemployment payments?
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# Jamaal 2013-01-26 00:44
If you loose your job while paying child support, will you be able to recieve unemployment?
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