Arkansas Unemployment

Do I qualify for unemployment benefits?

Benefits can only be paid to you if you meet all state legal requirements, and you are not under a disqualification. The most common circumstances that can lead to a disqualification are:

  • Quitting your job without good cause in connection with the work.
  • Being fired or discharged for misconduct.
  • Refusing to apply for or accept suitable work, or refusing recall after being laid off.

The circumstances of your separation from your last permanent job will be investigated by an DWS claims adjudicator. Both you and your employer will be asked to provide a statement regarding the facts. A Notice of Agency Determination will be issued advising you and your employer of the decision. If you are disqualified, the agency determination will explain the penalty imposed. Each section of law, such as quit or discharge, has its own penalty period.


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

Certain conditions must be met each week in order for you to receive benefits. To be eligible you must be:

You must also register with DWS Employment Services. You will be required to contact a specific number of employer seacrh week. The number of contacts assigned to you should be entered on the inside cover of this handbook. If you have not been advised of the minimum number of contacts to make each week and it is not listed on the inside cover, contact your local office for work search instructions. If you file an application for unemployment benefits by computer, the required number of contacts will be shown on your confirmation page. If you receive notice to start recording your contacts and have either lost or did not receive a handbook, report to your local office to request one.

Unless you are exempt from the work search requirements, you will be required to report your job contacts beginning with the 13th or 19th week of unemployment compensation. A notice will be issued to you alerting you when it is time to begin recording your contacts. (The 13th week or 19th are assigned depending on the area where you live or work.) You will need to refer to the section at the back of this handbook entitled Notice of Work Search Requirements for complete instructions on the work search requirements.

You will be required to begin recording your job contacts as indicated on the Job Contacts Log located in the back of the handbook. This can be printed from the electronic version. If you are a union member, you may have chosen to allow your union hiring hall representative to make your job contacts for you. When you receive your notice to begin recording your work search, refer to the Work Search Requirements for Union Members (Part B), also located in the back of this handbook. You must notify your union representative to begin keeping appropriate documentation of the weekly job contacts they make on your behalf.

Remember! Failure to make the required work search contacts in any week may result in an ineligibility for benefits. Your work search activity is subject to audit by the DWS Benefit Accuracy Measurement (BAM) program as well as the DWS Benefit Payment Control (BPC) unit at any time during the life of your claim.

How do I file for unemployment benefits?

Go to

From there you click on “Unemployment Services.” This takes you to a menu where you select “UI Claimant Forms.” From the list of forms on the next screen select “DWS-ARK-501,” “Application for Unemployment Benefits” and then “print.” The completed form should be mailed or taken to your nearest local office. You can locate your local office on page 4 to obtain their mailing address. Remember, your claim is effective when presented in person or postmarked if mailed. 

Arkansas Unemployment Office Locations

ADWS Local Offices


ARKADELPHIA 502 S. Sixth Street, P.O. Box 620, Arkadelphia, AR 71923-0620 870-246-2481 870-246-0344 Clark
BATESVILLE 396 Barnett Drive, P.O. Box 2296, Batesville, AR 72503-2296 870-793-4156 870-793-2577 Fulton, Izard, Independence, Stone and Sharp
BENTON 309 S. East Street, P.O. Box 2470, Benton, AR   72018-2470 501-776-2974 501-776-2980 Saline
BLYTHEVILLE 111 East Ash St., P.O. Box 1409, Blytheville, AR 72316-1409 870-762-2035 870-762-0561 Mississippi
CAMDEN 232 North Adams Avenue, P.O. Box 717, Camden, AR 71711-0717 870-836-5024 870-836-7237 Calhoun, Dallas and Ouachita
CONWAY 1500 No. Musuem Road, Suite 111, P.O. Box 189, Conway, AR 72033-0189 501-730-9897 501-730-9869 Faulkner and Van Buren
EL DORADO 523 East Sixth St., P.O. Box 2038,
El Dorado, AR 71731-2038 870-862-6456 870-862-6962 Union
FAYETTEVILLE 2143 West Martin Luther King Blvd, P.O. Box 1205, Fayetteville, AR 72702-1205 479-521-5730 479-521-1595 Madison and Washington
FORREST CITY 2615 South Washington Street, P.O. Box 1059, Forrest City, AR 72336-1059 870-633-2900 870-633-1710 Cross, Monroe, Prairie and St Francis
FORT SMITH 616 Garrison Ave., Rm 101, P.O. Box 1987, Fort Smith, AR 72902-1987 479-783-0231 479-783-2132 Crawford, St. Franklin, Logan and Sebastian
HARRISON 818 North Highway 62-65, P.O. Box 280, Harrison, AR 72602-0280 870-741-8236 870-741-7901 Boone, Carroll, Newton and Searcy
HELENA 301 Rightor St., P.O. Box 279. Helena, AR 72342-0279 870-338-7415 870-338-8061 Phillips and Lee
HOPE 700 South Elm Street, P.O. Box 598, Hope, AR 71802-0598 870-777-3421 870-722-2912 Hempstead, Howard, Nevada and Pike County South
HMFLC 205 Smith Road, Suite A, Hope, AR 71801 870-777-5630 870-777-5125 All
HOT SPRINGS 2254 Albert Pike Rd, Suite A, P.O. Box 2278, Hot Springs, AR 71914-2278 501-525-3450 501-525-3944 Garland, Montgomery and Pike County North
JACKSONVILLE #2 Crestview Plaza, P.O. Box 39, Jacksonville, AR, 72078-0039 501-982-3835 501-982-5365 Lonoke and Pulaski
JONESBORO 2311 East Nettleton Avenue, P.O. Box 16127, Jonesboro, AR 72403-6127 870-935-5594 870-935-0024 Craighead and Poinsett
Little Rock UI 1501 South Main Street, P.O. Box 34047, Little Rock, AR 72203-4047 501-682-8030 501-682-7797 Pulaski
Little Rock ES 3901 S. University, Suite 24, Little Rock, AR 72204 501-682-7719 501-682-7801 Pulaski
Little Rock TEA \u0026 Work Pays 8001 National Drive, Bldg. D, PO Box 190060, Little Rock, AR 72219 501-320-3026 501-320-3075 Pulaski
MAGNOLIA 203 N. Fredrick, P.O. Box 369, Magnolia, AR 71754-0369 870-234-3440 870-234-8360 Columbia and Lafayette
MALVERN 1735 E Sullenberger St., P.O. Box 788, Malvern, AR 72104-0788 501-332-5461 501-337-9003 Hot Spring
MENA 601 C Highway 71 North, P.O. Box 230, Mena, AR 71953-0230 479-394-3060 479-394-4910 Polk and Scott
MONTICELLO 477 South Main Street, P.O. Box 30, Monticello, AR 71657-0030 870-367-2476 870-367-7105 Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha and Drew
MOUNTAIN HOME 1058 Highland Circle, #20, P.O. Box 1945, Mountain Home, AR 72654-1945 870-425-2386 870-424-6056 Baxter, Marion
NEWPORT 401 Walnut Street,Newport, AR 72112-3811 870-523-3641 870-523-8678 Jackson and Woodruff
PARAGOULD 1015 Linwood Drive, Suite 4
Paragould, AR 72451-0336 870-236-8512 870-236-9162 Greene and Clay
PINE BLUFF 1001 South Tennessee Street, P.O. Box 8308, Pine Bluff, AR 71611-8308 870-534-1920 870-534-7688 Arkansas, Grant, Cleveland, Jefferson and Lincoln
ROGERS 100 North Dixieland Road Rogers, AR 72757-0099 email address: 479-636-4755 479-621-0322 Benton
RUSSELLVILLE 104 South Rochester Avenue, P.O. Box 727, Russellville, AR 72811-0727 479-968-2784 479-968-1670 Conway, Johnson, Perry, Pope and Yell
SEARCY 501 West Arch Avenue, P.O. Box 248, Searcy, AR 72145-0248 501-268-8601 501-268-9166 Cleburne and White
TEXARKANA 1702 Hampton Road Texarkana, TX 75503-0000 870-216-4011 903-792-0983 Little River, Miller and Sevier
WALNUT RIDGE 116 West Elm Street, P.O. Box 470 Walnut Ridge, AR 72476-0470 870-886-3556 870-886-6117 Lawrence and Randolph
WEST MEMPHIS Mid-South Community College 2000 West Broadway West Memphis, AR, 72303-1928 870-400-2269 870-735-7656 Crittenden

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# Cris 2010-11-30 11:06
I am helping a friend prepare for an unemployment appeal. He was disqualified for misconduct, specifically excessive absenteeism. The issue is that his wife was pregnant and had numerous complications throughout the pregnancy which caused him to miss work. Why don't those absences fall under the protection of FMLA? How should he appraoch this appeal and what questions should he ask. The absences were beyond his control and should have been excused since he was at the hospital caring for his wife and unborn child. His employer knew the reason for these absences. They terminated him when he called in sick from a heat stroke having spent the weekend in the hospital. When he came back to work Tuesday they let him go. This absence (which occurred in August) was the second call in since the birth of his baby in March. I don't consider missing two days excessive. Am I missing something? Any ideas and advice greatly appreciated.
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# nancy 2011-11-22 11:50
he needs to get from her dr. that she was having issues even if she was not seen on the days in question just that she was having issues is enough to prove that they were there and in order for it to fall under the fmla act it has to have been done before now it would of been done when he was working its a form that the employer gives and it is taken to the dr and they fill it out and is returned to the employer. but in regards to the appeal get something from dr stating she was having issues just to prove what he is claiming. take all the right ups with him also and if their are only 2 i am pretty sure thier must be 3 for the same issue. any call outs that are backed with hospital paper work or notes from drs are things in his favor. he may not get his job back because they wanted him gone from the sound of it but it should help his appeal. good luck make sure he has all that paper to back his story up and that the appeal has copies also.
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# carrie 2010-12-09 16:19
On answering the questions on the weekly claim for benefits it asks if you will receive holiday pay, vacation pay, etc. I answer yes and the next question is If yes, have you given a detailed statement to your local office? How do I answer that question and how do you give a detailed statement to the local office, I report the income where prompted.
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# stephanie 2011-01-13 11:13
my ex employer did not show up for my appeal hearing phone confrence today, does this show more favor toward me in the decision for my appeal?
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# Shelly 2011-06-21 15:01
Yes, it does favor you. The appeal process is for you and your employer to state their case. If they fail to state their case the unemployment agency should accept your claim.
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# billy 2011-02-18 13:30
i'am currently disable on ss ,i want to take a couarse in gunsmithing. i was wondring if i could get help paying for the coarse. i feel i can work at this evently getting off ss.
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# Ann 2011-03-04 21:51
I am wondering if I would be eligible for unemployment. I have worked for a local hospital for approximately 7 years, in a geriatric/psychiatric lock down inpatient unit. I have medical problems with my lower back, and have been under the care and treatment of a Neurologist since 2008. Over the last year, my job has caused recurrances detrimental to my health; at one time I had to take a medical leave and undergo physical therapy for 6 weeks. I returned to work, determined to maintain my job as my income was the sole income for my family. However, in October of 2010, my Neurologist suggested that I either take time off or relinquish my job position due to the fact that it continued to hinder my health and was worsening my back condition. I had taken out long term disability insurance through my employer, yet I had no vacation or sick time available to use, as to take advantage of this insurance it would pay nothing for the first 90 days...and my family could not make ends meet for such a time period without my income. For the same reasons, I was unable to simply take a medical leave (no vacation or sick time to compensate income) Also, at this time, my mother in law was diagnosed with stage 4 Lymphoma (cancer of the pancreas-spleen-stomach) and I was much needed to assist with her care, as my father in law was physically unable to stay with her in the hospital out of town. And on top of this, my mother, who lives out of town, is losing her eyesight due to Macular Degeneration and depends on me frequently to take her grocery shopping and to doctor's appointments, as she is now unable to drive. I gave my employer a written letter of resignation, including a 2 weeks notice, and did note that I definitely hoped to return to work in the future once my back was in better condition and more family could be able to assist in caring for my mother in law. Now I find myself unemployed; my husband is unable to work due to health reasons, and we have no income at all and we are relying on the assistance of my 22 year old daughter, who has moved back home to help with our household bills. As of today, my daughter is now unemployed. I have numerous outstanding medical bills that need to be addressed; and none of us can afford healthcare insurance at this time. My Neurologist has now dropped me as a patient due to my lack of insurance and inability to pay, and I just learned that he is closing his office. I have approximately 4 medications that I take on a daily basis, but now fear that I will soon have to do without my medicine as I cannot afford it. I am 46 years old, hold a license in practical nursing. I have applied for jobs at our local hospital but was told that they are not hiring at this time. I have also inquired at 2 local nursing homes, yet neither are hiring. My situation has reached a crisis level - thank goodness for my income tax return so that I am able to get caught up on some overdue household bills. Would I qualify for unemployment compensation? I am also considering filing f or assistance from social services, such as food stamps and medicaid, but do not know if I and my family would be eligible. I would greatly appreciate a reply as soon as possible, as I am very much depressed. At my age, I feel I am too young to apply for disability. I very much want to find employment.
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# Shelly 2011-05-12 13:47
If you give your two week notice and your boss tells you to go ahead and leave that day what is that considered? Quit or Termination
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# Ricky 2011-06-17 19:59
What happens if our handbook with our job contacts are lost or are accidentally destroyed by a young child in the household?
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# Sean 2011-06-28 17:51
I was terminated about 10 days ago and have filed my claim 2 Sundays and have recieved notice that my claim is pending. I realize that there is a waiting period however my question is 2 parts,First I was terminted for absenteeism after being late 1 day 1 hour because I had an accident the day before and had no transportation and he was going to write me up instead fired me I had no previous write ups.I also have some money from a claim from several years ago that I never collected what do I do about that?I also was wondering just how and what amount of the benefits the employer pays?
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# manuel 2011-06-30 14:15
just moved to louisiana from arkansas 4 months ago am now laid off will i draw unemployment from arkansas or louisian, can i draw my arkansas max out of the state of louisiana
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# Rhonda 2011-08-03 23:07
My husband accepted a job an hour and a half from where we currently live and has rented a house. If I quit my job to move with him so I can look for employment, can I draw unemployment benefits until I can find another job? I have been at my current job for well over 5 years.
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# Confused 2011-08-12 20:19
I was terminated due to filing an EEOC complaint. Of course my employer stated I violated policy and was terminated for misconduct. I had to work for almost 24 hours straight and had been up for almost 40 when I stated I was unsafe. I work in the medical field and I did the ethical thing. However, I was denied my unemployment even after I sent in 4 witness statements stating that that most people complained the the work environment was indeed hostile. I will appeal, but how can this happen!!!! Will the employer get by with this kind of treatment, I have been physically assaulted and nothing was done even after I went to HR.
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# Marie 2011-08-16 15:46
Quoting Confused:
I was terminated due to filing an EEOC complaint. Of course my employer stated I violated policy and was terminated for misconduct. I had to work for almost 24 hours straight and had been up for almost 40 when I stated I was unsafe. I work in the medical field and I did the ethical thing. However, I was denied my unemployment even after I sent in 4 witness statements stating that that most people complained the the work environment was indeed hostile. I will appeal, but how can this happen!!!! Will the employer get by with this kind of treatment, I have been physically assaulted and nothing was done even after I went to HR.

I am sorry to hear this happened to you. I am currently entering into the nursing program and to hear this about a hospital is horrifying. PLEASE e-mail me the name of the hospital so I know not to apply. I am curious because I have been applying to a hospital for over 1.5 years, administrative work, and continually receive a notice "the position has been filled." Ironically, since applying for unemployment I have noticed the same hospital has the same positions still open and available for DWS applicants. This is my first time attempting to receive unemployment because you cannot attend a full-time nursing program and work full-time in order to keep your head above water. I have noticed DWS is more apt to award individuals money, who don't want to work and better themselves in the first place, than the individuals who actually deserve the money.
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# Justin 2011-09-08 12:35
How long do I have after lossing my job before it is too late to apply for unemployment?
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# pandls 2011-10-29 12:29
i worked in il. can i get ar unemployment
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# Lola 2011-11-30 10:06
I quit my job in March to move to Arizona to start a business with my fiance'. After being physically abused by him, I have moved back to Arkansas and am diligently looking for employment or the possibility of going to school. Would I qualify for unemployment?
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# Libby 2013-05-21 12:45
You are not qualified for receiving unemployment benefits if you Quit your job. That's automatic disqualificatio n, you must be terminated or laid off. However, depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for financial assistance to attend school. I can tell you from experience, you won't get anywhere near the financial assistance if your single, as opposed to if you have a child or children. If your a single mother, you'll receive full assistance covering all your expenses to attend school and more than likely receive additional benefits for living expenses- such as rent & etc. A girlfriend of mine goes to school full time, has 2 children, and receives benefits to cover all her school expenses & has enough to pay her rent & utilities. She receives food stamps & health care for her children through the State. Now, I'm not sure if her financial assistance is a Grant or a Student loan, it very well may be a student loan, meaning that she'll have a period of time after she completes school to pay that loan back.
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# deedee 2012-01-20 17:01
I work part time for 2 differenr companies. I have received notice from 1 company that I will lose my job, along with 2700 others, by March 19th. this company is telling us that we are eligible for benfits. However, most of us have other part time work. How does this affect are eligibility?
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# Libby 2013-05-21 12:48
That will depend on how much money you make at your other part time job. You're allowed to work and receive a certain amount of income while drawing unemployment benefits through a different employer. You'll have to consult with your local state employment agency
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# Erin 2012-01-24 16:06
I quit my job to move to Texas in August. I first talked to my direct supervisor about transferring my job to a different military base in Texas. Unfortunatly for me, my supervisor's never gave me the time nor information that I needed to go to the main bldg to put in paperwork for a transfer, so when I went to do my resignation papers they would not help me do a transfer. Since being in Texas I have diligently tried to find a job, but am being constinaly told that I am not qualified or those choose another candidate. I filed for and appealed my first round for unemployment and lost. I am now approaching 6 months of still not being able to find a job. Am I able to refile for unemployment even after losing my appeal months ago???
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# EMP 2012-01-26 18:51
I'm confused I made some inaccurate reportings of my income for a few months of my claiming unemployment. Now I'm getting this audit response and asking me to explain why I got over paid benefits. I dont know what to say. Do I say oops I misunderstood the amount they were asking me that I made over the phone? I mean most of the time I didnt even have a check stub in front of me and didnt want to wait for it to come in to file either on the phone or on the computer. I really dont want to go to jail.
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# FREAKING OUT 2012-01-27 20:14
I just got a letter from the FIRE unit in the State of Arkansas unemployment office. I was partially laid off Feb 1 2011 (10 hrs /week) and went back to work on 5-9-11. I was claiming my 10hrs and it was deducted dollar for dollar from my Unemployment. I received a letter today stating that I was UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR FRAUD! I have never been in trouble in my life! The discrepancy in the letter shows that my employer reported I made my regular salary on the week of 5-7-11 and I also filed for my UE. The last filing date I show is 5-8-2011 for the week of 5-7-11, but my bank statement shows that I didn't get my first pay check until 5-13-11. There was no hold back because I was on salary. Salary employees are paid current. So I did get 2 checks in one week. 1 from UE on Tues 5-10-11 for the week of 5-7-11, and one on 5-13-11 from my employer for the week of 5-14-11. I did not receive a check from UE for my waiting period, and I got a partial check from my employer. Did I commit fraud? If I did it was out of pure ignorance. I have never filed UE before and I answered the questions on ARKLINE as accurately as possible. What do I do? Am I going to go to jail? I am a mother of 2 little girls. I am worried sick. Please tell me what to expect. I can't get with my employer or the UE office until Monday. I am going to worry my self straight to the hospital if I don't find out something soon. This is going to be a long weekend.
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# Administrator 2012-01-28 08:06
Don't worry yourself to the hospital - I know you're freaking out, but everything will be OK.

While I can't tell you exactly what will happen, I would be shocked if you got charged with a crime or went to jail.

Most likely what will happen is that you will call the number on the letter you received on Monday, talk to them about the situation, and they will determine if there was an overpayment. If they determine that there was an overpayment of benefits, you should be given the opportunity to pay it back. If you can't afford to pay it back all at once, they should let you pay it back in installments.

I hope this helps. Please check back in and update us when you find something out.

Site Admin
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# freaked out again 2012-02-22 17:05
I wasn't given the option to call. I had to mail or fax my response. I faxed the explanation and my employer faxed one also backing up my explanation. I recieved a letter today stateing that a decision had been made to disqualify my for benefits for 16 weeks in accordance with Arkansas Code Ann. 11-10-519(2).
I was told that I would have to go to Little Rock, which is 4 hrs away, and plead my case before an appealet judge if I decide to appeal. We are talking about $246.00 if I did in fact get an overpayment. I still don't see how they are getting the info they have. What do I do now? I have 2 kids. I have to be able to feed them. I am still employed, but working reduced hours until April.
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# Gabby 2012-02-26 23:03
Did they do anything else besides this? Whats an update? I have a similar situation that occurred due to my lack of information at the time of reporting. Thanks.
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# NOT FREAKED OUT 2012-04-25 16:39
I had my hearing on Friday 4-20-12. The decision was reversed, and my benefits will start back next week. I don't know about retro pay, and I didn't ask. I am just THRILLED this is all over. I think having the label of fraud associated with my name was the worst part.
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# Jenni 2012-02-01 21:57
I work for a federally funded head start program. The company failed to give me my paycheck but expects me to keep working with no idea of when or if I will be getting my pay. If I quit do i qualify for unemployment benefits until I can file another job. I have heard of constructive discharge but am not sure what to do. Bills are piling up and I have no way to pay them. They will answer none of our questions as to when we will be paid and have now worked another full week.
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# DDaniele 2012-02-03 19:59
I am an lpn that started my first job a couple weeks after graduation last july in a nursing home. I was written up a couple times for errors, and not written up for errors the other times. I was told to report to the director of nurses if i found medication errors. I began finding lots of errors on a couple of the long term nurses and it wasnt long before i was terminated. The day i was terminated i did not sign the papers because the rn on duty that day was a witness to the fact that i did infact take the residents blood sugar and she administered the insulin for me. I am waiting on an answer from the adjudicator. I made mistakes as a new nurse but was told that was expected but i was progressing like i was suppose to. That is until i started pointing out the other nurses medication errors. Their disciplinary forms showed that i wold be suspended before terminated over a mistake made more than once. I was never suspended. Will i get my unemployment?
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# freaked out again 2012-02-28 17:03
OK, so it turns out that our payroll company is the one who made the error. I am still disqualified, but they have corrected my wage report. Do I still file for an appeal or does this take care of it?
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# DH 2012-03-09 13:35
Did you ever receive a notice of "overpayment" or anything like that?
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# Kandy 2012-03-20 03:06
I called into Ark line on Monday instead of Sunday, will this affect when I get the benefits on my card, because I checked my card and my benefits arent on there yet when usually they are there by now?
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# Kari 2012-04-03 00:12
I interviewed for a job and I was told before leaving the day of my interview that I had the job so I put in my notice at my current job. So a week after I put in my notice I was notified that the job I thought I had wasn't going to fill the postion now. I have asked if I can withdrawal my notice but I haven't heard anything back yet. So my question is if my current place of employment doesn't let me withdrawal my notice will I be able to draw unemployment?
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# Mark1 2012-04-09 16:20
I was laid off on 8/8/11 and received an audit notice this week (4/3/12) for the weeks of 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, and 9/3. On the letter, the amounts that I reported do not match the amounts that my employer reported. I'm a little confused, because for each of these 4 weeks in question, I received NO ($0.00) unemployment benefits at all. (In fact, I have the letters for each week saying that I would not receive benefits for that week, for whichever reason: waiting period, income was too high for that week, etc.). They are asking for an explanation of why I reported what I did during those weeks, which I'm currently writing, but I'm really confused as to what to do here. Can someone please help me? Thank you!
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# YM 2012-05-06 08:19
HELP!! I was doing my weekly benefits claim and in error answered a question wrong. Now I can't go back and change it. What happens now??
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# Need help! 2012-05-22 00:10
I waited two months to file unemployment. I filed and later got a job. The job stunk and paid very little. I have four kids and bills are high. I've spent all my savings trying to make it and I have borrowed all I can from family. I continued to claim my being it's after taking the new job. I had to in order to make ends meet and feed my family. Now the Fire Unit is after me and I am really worried. They are filing a claim against me that I committed fraud. I've never been in trouble and keep my nose clean! Am I in for it on this deal? An I going to get a felony? What do I do? I did it for my kids and that is worth anything but I'm worried and I don't know what to do. Please advise your help is appreciated.
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# Tina 2012-06-08 10:19
I was terminated based on hearsay when I received the response information the manager said that I wore pj's to work that she created jobs for me and that she counseled me on proper dress attire I have never been counseled and never written up and I was denied benefits. Do you think that I can win my appeal since they have no documentation I have other employees that will attest that I didn't wear pj's and that I was doing my job to the best of my ability. How long does an appeal usually take?
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# Candace 2012-06-10 02:49
Yes I think you can win; they have to provide documentation for all of that including wearing pj's. If she says she created jobs for you that's her problem too not yours, and not misconduct etc.
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# Mel 2012-06-08 14:13
I've worked at my job for 4-1/2 years, the other day the owner told me to take out the trash, I told him I had just done that 10 minutes ago, he said I don't care and you need to shut your "D___ mouth" or how about I just fire you? I said "do what you've got to do" and he fired me. I work in Arkansas, Do I qualify for unemployment?
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# shanea 2012-06-11 22:06
im about to go on maternity leave soon can I file for unemployment while im on leave?
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# Terry 2012-07-22 08:05
Live in AR. I am on LTD. Employer has terminated me on 04-11.

Doctor stated that he may release me in 09-12.

Is there a time requirement for me to file for Unemployment benefits against Employer that terminated me?

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# shawna 2012-07-31 21:12
i will going on maternity leave from my job at the end of september, which i will not be paid for because I havent been there a year, and my question is will i be able to appy for unemployment benefits while i am taking these seven weeks
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# debra 2012-08-15 07:23
I may have to quit my job here in Arkansas and move back to another state to help care for my parents. If so will I qualify for unemployment benefits?
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# Dawn 2012-08-28 09:52
I just moved to Marion, ArK from Chicago, IL, I am receiving unemployment, what do I need to do to transfer my benefits, will I still be able to receive unemployment here from Illinois or will arkansas pay my benefits?
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# Michele 2012-10-12 11:07
Is there anywhere somone can turn for help when they are being harassed at work? Something as an alternative to quitting? I know someone who is being called "yankee" because he's not from here, being called curse words and cursed AT by a higher ranking person. He is being taken from his assigned duties and assigned to other jobs that are intended for new people. He has been with this company for over 15 years and, quite honestly, can't take it any more. PLEASE tell me there is someone that can help! He needs his job, but they are wearing away at his mental state.
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# Rebecca 2012-11-04 10:35
Can you file an extension on your unemployment benefits in Arkansas? Is there a form or is there an automatic extension? My husbands benefits will run out in 3 weeks and we need to know the next step.
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# Tracy 2012-11-08 03:21
I was wondering if anyone else was having the same issue I'm having this week. I filed my claim on Sunday and I still haven't received anything yet. Usually it shows up on Tues, Wed at the latest and here it is Thurs and still nothing. I've gone back to the site and it doesn't show anything new. When I tried to file in case something went wrong it told me I already did my claim for this week
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# Debbie 2012-11-28 13:55
I have received notice about a month ago that I was supposed to up my minimum payment to $20. So I did that and just sent it in about 4 days ago. Then today they sent me a notice saying that my minimum monthly payment is $40.00 and that it is 30 days delinquent?!!! What is going on and what should I be paying? They are confusing me. The $40.00 would be troublesome for me to pay right now. I just don't understand what they want and what I should do. Please help me!!
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# deborah 2012-12-10 04:04
Hi. I was terminated for excessive absenteeism. I had a wreck, car broke down, my son ran away and was on the National Registry For Miissing and Exploited Children. He was susequently hospitalized for several months during this past year at a psychiatric hospital. My employer told me that I may have been able to have had those absences excused then, but not now. No one told me this and they knew what was going on. Ireceived the denial letter and it says before 7/11 the reasons for absences would be considered, but after 7/11 they will not. Is this true? Is it worth it to file an appeal?
Also, is there a time period after youve been unemployed that you can get unemployment anyway no matter what?
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# amy 2013-01-01 22:47
I am wondering where I would file my unemployment claim. I worked in Pulaski county but have since moved to Bradly county. Would I send my application to Little Rock or to Monticello? Thanks for any help with this question.
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# luciana 2013-01-14 15:48
when u are disquaified but get another job how much do u have to make on new job in order to get unemploymnet but if u lose this job
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# Lynn 2013-01-23 16:56
Does the unemployment office have specific caseworkers or programs to help the disabled find jobs?
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# Megan 2013-03-07 13:24
I have about 6 weeks before i will have togo on maternity leave which i will not be paid for. Can i file for unemployment during this time??
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# morgan 2013-03-09 00:34
my husband just got fired from his job as a security guard. his supervisor said that the reason was because he abandoned his post. but my husband just went to a gas station on his break. does he qualify for unemployment?
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# amber 2013-03-17 15:51
Hi my name is amber and i was wondering how do you still keep ur unemployment if you have a death in the in the family or a dieing family member and have to leave state for a couple of weeks. Will i lose my unemployment all together? How does that work?
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# Roger 2013-03-26 19:22
I went to file my first claim last Sunday on the 23rd and I went all the way through the process. It sounded like everything went through fine, but told me that there is a question regarding my eligibility benefits for that week that was ending and to contact my local office. Every time I do I get forwarded to another line and it just asks to leave a message....which I have once. I had been without a job for about 6 months and finally got a job at Walmart but was late at night and I have a pregnant fiance I need to look after at night and was seeking employment during the day. Anyways...I only worked at Walmart that Monday on the 18th, which was my 1st official day. That was my last night before I walked out. I was just wondering what to do since noone has contacted me back. I may go to workforce office tomorrow. Thank you for any help
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# Amber 2013-04-16 12:28
If I am planning on moving to Oregon and have not yet found employment will Arkansas pay my unemployment benefits until I am able to find employment??
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# Bob 2013-04-19 16:33
I am a licensed investment broker and have been advised I am going to be discharged due to not meeting production or sales requirements. Will I qualify for unemployment benefits?
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# rhonda 2013-05-01 01:15
IM under disqualificatio n.the paper I received last said that would be over 30 days from day filed. That was Feb.19,2013.we'll it's was past 30 days from that,and IM still filing my week claims.does ANYBODY has any guestament or idea when they think I might star getting the money I payed in? Any answers????¿
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# theresa 2013-05-10 07:37
i walked off my job of 5 yrs due to constant harrassment by his family members who i had to work with,i filed for unemployment which they denied,i appealed,if i lose the appeal it will be around 10 weeks since the first day i filed.will i then be qualified or do i just keep appealing????any help would be appreciated.thanks
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# Louise 2013-05-10 12:39
I was fired and they told me it was because a pt had to wait in a room too long because I did not tell the practioner they were in the room. The practitioner told me not to bother him if he was behind closed doors in a room with a patient. I got really busy up at the front window with the phones and walk ins. The practitioner did not look in the rooms before he went to the back warehouse, so the lady complained about having to wait 45 mins. They told me they would give me a good referal and that they liked me and I was very intelligent and organized, but the practioner could not get over that incident. They told me to go to the unemployment office and file the next day and they would not contest it. I got denied because the staffing company they use put I was dismissed for misconduct. This was merely a mistake, or lack of communication, or lack of help and training,or something, but it was most definitely not intentional by any means. I have appealed. What should I know before I do the appeal?
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# debra 2013-05-19 09:22
im currently 20 weeks pregnant and have been high risk with all my kids. I have miscarried in the past. Ive had my job 6 months but my leave earlies from work are leading to my let go. I have left work but almost everytime went to er. My work does not take doctor notes so was wondering if they let me go would I be able to claim unemployment intell after i have my baby then I would love to be able to work. Im just on my feet 8 out of 9 hours at work and not allowed to sit down.
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# Sean 2013-06-26 06:58
I received benifits in 2010 when benifts were exhausted i didnt file another claim. Started receiving overpayment letters. Made phone calls but got no response. Just got letter saying my wages would be garnished if matter isnt cleared up. What should i do?! Its been 3 yrs! I worked while receiving benifits but didnt work 40hrs a week. And didnt file for the company i worked for just the company i was layed off from the lady told me it was ok. I was young...i really didnt think i was doing anything wrong...Im really scared please if anybody can help me i would greatly appreciate it.
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# Bubbi 2013-08-16 11:36
the place where my husband works had a shutdown for a whole week, so his check was only 50$. This has been happening for a while now (every month) and we have filed for unemployment few times. This time, they said we were too late. Why? Because my husband went and filed for it the day when he got his paycheck stating how much money he earned. After few days they called us and said we filed too late. When he went there another time (in previous months) they said that he is too early and that he has to have the check to file for unemployment. So now i wonder ... what is this whole deal? How can they give two different information? Also, the first time we tried to file, people who work at the unemployment office came to his factory to collect their forms, and miracolously -- they lost ours. Said we didnt file it. When they found it, they said oh there is something else u need to file. He files all the paperwork they gave him. Now they are trying to cut us back out of it again :( they are so rude and they have no idea what they are talking obviously.
Also yestrday, when my husband wanted to talk to a supervisor, they guy who said he is on the question to a phone number to file a claim and talk to someone else, -- he gave us a number which later on stated that it was some business.
Really? Trying to cut us out by giving us the wrong number?
is there anythuing we can do. I think these people here are not doing their job aand my family is suffering from it.
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# Mona 2013-08-26 13:47
I recently quit my job at a finanacial institution because I was told by the CEO that my job was in jeopardy and I did not want
to be fired. Would I qualify for unemployment?
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# janice 2017-07-17 23:12
I quit my job in North Carolina to be with my mom after my dad died in January. Am I eligible for Arkansas unemployment?
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# J D Bailey 2017-10-31 08:52
How much can I earn while UI draw unemployment before it detracts from my Weekly Benefit
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