Minnesota Unemployment

To be eligible for benefits for any week, you must be:

  • Able to work
  • You must be physically and mentally able to work. You must report any medical condition that prevents you from working or looking for work.
  • Available for suitable work
  • You must be ready and willing to accept work in your usual occupation or other suitable employment. You cannot be paid for any period you are traveling outside your commuting area, unless it is to look for work. You cannot have unreasonable restrictions on work hours, wage, commuting distance, or other conditions of employment you are willing to accept. In most cases, attending school full-time makes you unavailable to accept work, unless you are willing to quit school.
  • Actively seeking suitable work
  • You must actively look for work even if you have a part-time job or expect to return to a seasonal job. You must make a serious effort to find work every week. 

http://www.uimn.org/ui/index.htm

 

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

Have A Specific Question About Minnesota Unemployment?   Click this link to read the FAQ and get answers to all your Minnesota unemployment questions:   Minnesota Unemployment FAQ

How do I file for unemployment benefits?

Applying for unemployment insurance benefits can be done either online or by phone using the Applicant Self-Service System. This system allows the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program to efficiently manage hundreds of thousands of applications and requests for benefit payments even during the busiest times of the year and the busiest days of the week.

Applying for unemployment benefits, getting information about your unemployment account, making a request for benefit payment, or making changes to your account no longer requires you to drive to an office. All of these tasks can be done either online or by phone using the< Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Applicant Self-Service System.

http://www.uimn.org/ui/HowToApplyForUI.pdf

Contact Information

By Phone

  • Twin Cities area: 
    651-296-3644
  • Greater Minnesota: 
    1-877-898-9090
  • TTY-Teletypewriter for the deaf and hard of hearing: 
    1-866-814-1252

By Fax

651-205-4007

By Mail

UI Customer Service 
P.O. Box 75576
St. Paul, MN 55175-0576

http://www.uimn.org/general/contact_us.htm 

Still Have Questions? 

Click this link to read the FAQ and get answers to all your Minnesota unemployment questions:  Minnesota Unemployment FAQ

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Comments  

 
# Katie 2010-09-14 11:19
Hi - My husband was collecting unemployment until May this year and now we are applying for our first home loan. the bank is requestion an official; signed, stamped, statement explaining how much he had received since January. There are no unemployment offices where we live and we can't get ahold of a live person on the phone because he is not currently unemployed. HELP! How do we get that statement??
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# Mark G. 2010-09-17 15:00
I've been told as a normally full time employee you can file for benefits if you get anything less than 32 hours of work in any given week. Is it bad to start filing for benefits if its not a 40 hour week long claim. How does working on and off for an Employer effect collecting benefits?
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# ashley 2010-11-29 14:50
i had to quit my part time job because i was being accused of something i dint due by a employee to my employer at teal market saying i was putting all the work on them when i did most and almost all the work there i took pride in my work because i was rased to work hard no short cuts if it would not due the job right i treat others farly and equly since i hurt my wrist a year ago i stated back after a few month of phyilcal tharipy and countless doctor appointments i worked at that place almost nine year never had a complaint till a few month back i work hard i got treated unfarly an harassed so i ended up quiting can i still try for unemployment if i had quit back in august 20th 2010 and still havent found work i have been into town over and over since i quit and been looking and applieing all over town please answer back...
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# Tiffany 2011-07-10 21:25
I am wondering: what percentage of people who are denied unemployment and appeal the decision are awarded benefits? Do the judges tend to be on the side of employers or employees?
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# amber 2011-12-20 12:24
I am awaiting an appeal decision. If my appeL is granted how long until i recieve payment or how soon after is it issued?
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# Tanya 2012-05-31 14:44
I was told that i was being laid off (& encouraged by this employer to sign up for unemployment benifits immediately) and then a year later decide that" they" (the previous employer) change there story to make me pay back the benefits already used. They have a history of lying to unemployment offices that i knew of as a worked there & refused to be apart of prior to my being laid off. How can an employer tell me to sign up for unemployment after being told i was being laid off and then have the decision reversed a year later. Why are they still getting away with fraud & i'm being punished for this...
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# Alisha 2012-08-08 19:47
I am currently looking for a job & on unemployment but I was wondering if I can take a part time job to make up for some of the loss in income I've had? I've heard that you can make up to 1/2 of the amount allocated but I wanted to make sure of this first.
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# Patty 2012-10-29 13:56
I am being laid off Jan 2012, I will be recieving a one time lump sum severance, equal to 12 months salary.
When should I apply for unemployment? Will I be eligable for it?
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# Dylan 2013-02-06 14:30
How do I file for an extension? I received benefits starting in Nov & they just ran out. I went to the local office twice & what a waste! Are our tax dollars paying their wages? I was told to go on line, I have 100000000 times & still no extension! HELP
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