Kansas Unemployment

How do I file for unemployment benefits?

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to file an application for the first time for unemployment benefits if:

  • you have returned to work, but become unemployed again
  • or to reopen an existing claim if you had to stop filing weekly claims for one week or more.

You may file your online application from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


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

You must answer all questions in the unemployment insurance application.

  1. Upon completion of your application, you must click on the "Submit Claim" button.
  2. Please wait for the Claimant Determination Page to appear. Your application is not accepted until you see this page.
  3. Print and keep the Claimant Determination Page for your records; it is proof that you filed a claim.

The information requested in this unemployment insurance application is required by law. There are penalties for making false statements in order to receive benefits not due to you. We use the information you provide to determine if you are eligible to receive benefits.

Note: your information will be made available to our employees to process your application.

Remember, only the claimant is authorized to use this system. Allowing someone else to file a claim is fraud on the part of the claimant and the person filing. The law provides penalties for making false statements or withholding material information in order to obtain benefits not due you. This includes penalties for perjury about citizenship status.


Contact Information

Kansas City Area         913-596-3500             913-287-6913

Topeka Area    785-575-1460             785-296-4337

Wichita Area    316-383-9947             316-269-0633


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# Jay R. 2010-09-02 11:39
On my unemployment denial letter it stated that if I got a job and earned $1050 and got laid off I would be eligble for benefits. My question is does this require me to work in the state of Kansas only or can I go out of state to find work and still be elegible for benefits in Kansas? Thank You
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# Guadalupe 2010-10-25 14:38
about extension for unemployment. I never did an extension and it's been about 4-5yrs. Can I get some help? And still out of work.
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# W Washington 2010-11-16 14:02
Since my unemployment benifits end on the 27th of Nov. am i eligiable for extended benifits on the federal level
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# laura 2011-05-02 11:32
I've worked at my job 14 plus years with perfect attendanc, moving to get married. Am I eligible to receive unemployment in state of Kansas.
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# butch s 2011-05-15 09:25
I was laid off an may be called back. Do I have to look for other work while waiting to see if they do call me back?
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# Kel 2011-07-17 14:46
I was fired from my job for posting my resume on a job site. My husband is out of work and I was looking for a second job as extra income. They stated that if I was searching for other employment I was no longer going to perform in the best intrest of the company. Would I be eligable for unemployment?
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# Lucas 2011-09-25 12:35
I recently accepted a job 4 hours away from my home in Wichita. Since then I have gotten divorced and my son has gotten sick. I am wanting to stay with my son but can't afford to do so unless there are any circumstances that would allow me to collect unemployment if I am to quit my job. Any help on the matter would be appreciated greatly as I can't afford to waste any more time.
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# Cynthia 2011-10-31 13:21
I am considering quitting my job. I've been looking for a new job for the past year but have not had any luck yet. I want to know if I will still qualify for unemployment if I quit.
In the 1.5 years I've been here 4 out of 7 employees have been fired and replaced including my boss. I've had to deal with a horrible admin who has temper problems and has even gotten into a scream match with me which was reported to HR and she was finally terminated two months later. My current manager has serious trust issues, always talks about people behind their backs, continuously falsely accuses people of not doing their job or doing things behind her back and constantly gets into arguments with vendors and customers.
I feel like my work environment is full of negativity and very hostile. I've addressed my concerns to upper management and HR but all they tell me to do is be patient and hang in there with very little remorse for what I and my colleagues have to put up with.
Would you consider my situation enough cause to qualify for unemployment?
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# Kay 2011-12-10 10:45
I worked at my job for a year then took maternity leave for a month when I had my son. There was some complications with my son and we had to stay in the hospital for 2 weeks so I asked my boss for a little more time. I was told to call when I was ready to come back but the office was shut down a week later. That was 6 months ago I have tried to file but can't find the official site to do so.
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# dustin 2012-02-16 03:58
I've worked at my job for ten months, I do not have any benefits at all.(I.E paid time off, sick leave or vacation). I hurt my back while performing the duties of my job. I called my boss to report that I was going to the doctor because I hurt my back. He informed me that I was off the project because my back would not heal while working on this project. He has no other jobs I can do. I am now left sitting with out pay or medical assistance. What can I do?
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# Marie Lee 2012-03-06 17:36
If you quit your job, can you file for unemployment right away? or is there a mandatory waiting period? Does it depend upon the reason surrounding your leaving the job?
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# Ronda 2012-03-08 20:27
I recently got let go from my job due to lack of work I am now on unemployment. I had to move out of town amost an hour away from where I use to live/work. I am wondering if I am offered a job that is in the town I moved from do I have to accept that job? If I don't accept it will I get kicked off unemployment?
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# Sarah 2012-06-11 11:07
I'm living in Kansas and been receiving unemployment for almost six months and my benefit is almost over. I have question if by that time i still can't find a job...will my benefit extended?
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# Sherry 2012-09-01 15:12
I have received my Unemployment Insurancew Determination Letter and I'm elligible beginning 8-5-2012. However, it is 9-1-2012 and I haven't received one payment yet. What is the problem? I have filed my weekly claims. I also faxed in the forms to have taxes taken out of my unemployment checks.
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# Gary 2012-12-07 17:19
Does kansas submit payments on the debit card on saturday? I was just approved for 3 payments and i have my same card from a year ago.
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# deyon 2013-01-07 17:39
I applied for unemployment in the state of kansas but when i try to certify for benefits it says i do not have active claim. Why is that when i submitted an application?
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# M 2013-01-24 17:07
I need to know how many jobs I have to apply for weekly to get Kansas unemployment?

I also need to know if I am already working with a job placement center paid by the company that let me go... do I still have to sign up with Kansas Workforce?
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# Chinaa 2013-03-07 15:46
My job just sold its company to another owner if she wouldn't have sold the company we would have been laid off they gavels the option to get laid off or start with the new company I been working for this company for 7 days now I don't like it can i still get my laid off??
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# Lisa C 2013-04-23 10:02
If I live in Kansas and work in Missouri which State would I file unemployment in?
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# Shelia 2013-04-24 09:56
I work for a school district and was told on Friday that as of June 30, 2013 we would no longer have a job. They are doing away with our positions. I tried to call the 800 number for KS unemployment and was told that they could not tell me one way or the other if I was elgible for benefits. I was trying to find out this information so that I can plan what is going to happen as far as income. If you can give me any insight to this I would greatly appreciate it.
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# sheila 2013-06-29 12:33
I got fired from my job for points. Which u get for bein late or not goin in. I was sent to the dr by the medical staff an supervisor. Was told I couldn't return to work without clean bill of health. I got pointed for that. I was also denied unemployment. Should I still try to fight it since without them sending me to Dr and pointing me I wouldn't of had enough points for them to fire me. Also had went to union while was still employed try in to get help
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# melissa 2013-07-07 20:40
How many job contacts are you to have when on unemployment a week
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# Mary 2013-07-24 17:35
My husband took a job in Texas. It is 3 weeks until school starts and I am a teacher. I will continue to be paid for the last school year in August but then that will end. I was under contract for the next school year. I told my boss that I would need to leave after the 1st semester of this school year they hired someone else and let me go. Can I claim unemployment? I can't get a teaching job in Texas because I still have to go through the licensing for that state and then find a teaching job once moving there.
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# Shequetta Bryant Fin 2017-07-24 15:15
SO I have two questions. When filing for unemployment, if I live in Missouri but worked in Kansas, which state do I file for unemployment in? Also I am quitting my job because my husband got a job transfer out of of state and my current job is not located there so I can not transfer and we are curious as to whether or not I can draw unemployment until I find new employment. I am currently trying to work with some temp agencies in the state we are moving to, but most are saying they can not do anything until I get there.

Thank You
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