Alaska Unemployment

How do I file for unemployment benefits?

You can file an initial claim for unemployment benefits two ways, online or calling a UI Claim Center. To file online login to and click on Unemployment Insurance Benefits.

If you call, an unemployment insurance claim center representative can take your information over the phone. After you have opened your UI claim, you can file for biweekly benefits online at the above website or over the phone by calling our automated telephone claim filing system known as VICTOR.




Find Out If You Are Eligible For Unemployment   Click this link to find out: Am I Eligible To Collect Unemployment Benefits?

Have Your Benefits Run Out?   Click this link to find out how to get an unemployment extension: Unemployment Extension

What Information Do I Need When I Apply?

Whether filing for benefits online or by telephone, you will be asked to provide basic information about yourself such as:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Social security number
  • Name, address, and telephone number of your last employer
  • Your last day worked
  • Reason for leaving the job
  • Wages earned during the last week of employment
  • If you are not a US citizen or national, you will need your Alien Registration Number, expiration date and document type

Official Alaska Unemployment Insurance Claimant Handbook: 

Alaska Unemployment Contact Information: 

Employment Security Division

Unemployment Insurance Program

PO Box 115509 

Juneau, AK 99811-5509

Phone: (907) 465-5573

Fax: (907) 465-5552

Do I qualify for unemployment benefits?

Generally, the three major criteria to qualify for unemployment benefits in Alaska are: 


  1. Wage credits from an employer that is subject to unemployment insurance laws (covered employment). 
  2. A total gross income of at least $2,500 earned over two calendar quarters of your base period. 
  3. Continuing eligibility for each week claimed. This includes being able, available, and actively seeking full time work.

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# Traci 2010-08-19 15:26
Our company has 3 employees working/residing in FL., but they are being paid from AK & paying the state taxes. If they were to lose their jobs & needed to file unemployment in FL would they be eligable?
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# Dustin 2010-09-28 20:06
hi, I was filing for unemployment and qualified for euc and then i took a part-time job late last and it ended apr of this year. I defiled my original claim and started receiving benefits on euc or a $248 weekly benefit amt. They held it to see if I qualified for a new claim based on the pt wages. I earned 2565 over 4 periods. They redetermined I should be receiving 56 per week - a significant difference. My question is there anyway to continue my original claim? I'm in tier 2 of the eu2 extended program. Thank you for your attention.
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# Moses J 2010-12-07 15:15
I have not recieved my check for the last two week's.I have filed according to the instructions.Also recieved first check in Chase account,but not for the last two weeks.Do I have to reapply?Recieved a notice in mail stateing I have to wait till grace period over.Already went through that,been accepted to recieve unemployment benifits.
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# Sandra 2011-01-20 16:30
I'm contemplating a move to CA in the next few months. I will need to look for a job there, but will need some assistance by way of unemployment benefits during the interim. Should I file for unemployment benefits once I give my 2 week notice to my employer in Alaska, so that benefits can be continued/transferred to California?
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# Kaylee 2011-03-14 21:22
I will begin student teaching in the fall and it is required from August to June. I won't be able to work during this time but currently am employed full time. Since I have to quit, will I be eligible for unemployment?
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# james 2011-05-16 19:46
hi i am getting out of active duty army and will be going to school full time will i qualify for unemployment ? i will be going to school in Alaska
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# Tessa 2011-09-21 12:04
Yesterday after work I was left with the option of quit or be fired and told to think about it for 24hours and left them know. As I left work late the other day and did not get the deposit made until the next morning, however nothing was wrong with deposit everything was correct it just is company policy to make the deposit on the same day.

I have never been fired nor have I ever quit without having a job, I need money what should I do?
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# anthony 2011-09-24 17:34
I recently had a seasonal job working in alaska this summer. Am I able to obtain unemployment benefits since the job ended?
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# Gary 2012-11-27 19:04
I've missplaced my AK UIB tax forms. How can I get a duplicate for my 2011 benefits? Thank You
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# Gary 2012-12-01 14:40
I've misplaced my Alaska unemployment benefit tax forms. How can I get a duplicate W2 for my 2011 benefits? Thank You
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# Joe 2017-08-22 13:25
I've been seasonally employed in and only in the state of Alaska for the last 18 months. I currently live in Arizona. A UI representative in AZ told me to file my UI claim in Alaska. Yet can't do it online because of my residency in AZ.

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