Mississippi Unemployment

In order to be eligible to collect unemployment benefits you must:

  • Must have worked in at least two quarters of your base period,
  • Must have worked in at least two quarters of your base period,
  • Must have earned at least $780.00 in the highest quarter of your base period,
  • Must have earned 40 times your weekly benefit amount in your base period,
  • Be unemployed through no fault of your own,
  • Be able to work,
  • Be available for work,
  • File a claim for benefits,
  • Serve a one-week waiting period (benefits cannot be paid for this week),
  • Have earned sufficient wage credits, and
  • Be registered for work at the WIN Job Center in your area. 

http://www.mdes.ms.gov

 

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

Do You Have A Specific Question About Mississippi Unemployment?   Click this link to read our FAQ and get answers to all your Mississippi unemployment questions:   Mississippi Unemployment FAQ

How do I file for unemployment benefits?

Regular UI Claims

If you worked and earned wages in Mississippi, you may file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits online, in person at the WIN Job Center nearest you or by calling our toll free number, 1-888-844-3577.  Your claim for benefits will be effective with the week it is filed.

You should be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Your Social Security number,
  • Your complete mailing address and phone number,
  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers for all your employers for the last eighteen (18) months,
  • The dates you worked and the reason you left each employer.
  • Alien Registration number or Visa number, if you are not a U.S. Citizen. 

You will need to register for employment services at the WIN Job Center if you have not done so already.  Our staff can assist you with job search process, training and other career needs.

http://www.mdes.ms.gov

Contact Information

Phone Number

1-888-844-3577 is the toll free number you can call to file your unemployment claim by telephone or to call if you have questions about your existing claim. The call center is open to assist you with your unemployment needs Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

By Mail

If you have been asked to submit documentation relative to your claim, the mailing address you need is Mississippi Department of Employment Security, P.O. Box 125, Jackson, MS 39205-0125.   

Mississippi Department of Employment Security

                                           Office of the Governor
                                          1235 Echelon Parkway
                                                P.O. Box 1699
                                       Jackson, MS  39215-1699
                                               601-321-6000

Website

http://www.mdes.ms.gov

Still Have Questions? 

Click this link to read our FAQ and get answers to all your Mississippi unemployment questions:  Mississippi Unemployment FAQ

Maybe We Can Help: 

If you can't find the answer to your question, you can fill out the comment form below and I will answer your question ASAP, or you can ask the The Unemployment Expert or you can post your question in the Unemployment Forum

Comments  

 
# Constantin 2010-10-06 11:07
Yes I have tried calling the Number that I have for Unempployment service and that Phone number is not in service. Is there any other number???
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# Danny M. 2011-01-29 11:37
When I use all of th tiers of unemployment does Mississippi have the extended benefits in place?
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# jennifer 2011-02-17 11:01
I need fax number for determination of benifits department I need to fax in pay stubs
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# Sheila 2011-03-28 23:30
If my company closes my local office and tells me the only way to keep my job is to move out of state - can I collect unemployment if I refuse? (I am obligated financially here and cannot afford to move.)
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# Linda 2011-05-27 13:14
I am coming to the ending of my 4th Tier of unemployment compensation. Is there any compensation after the 4th Tier in the state of MS?
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# tip 2011-11-30 12:55
I called in to work wen I couldn't make it twice in a row but I never could g bak Cuz of a sick family can I apply and get unemployment
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# Alma M. 2012-04-21 01:36
I was fired on my job in 2010 because I was sick and needed medical attention. I filed for unemployment and was turned down per the letter I received. I do not feel I was treated fairly since I was on the job for 3 years there. I still havent found a job yet and it is now 2012 and my family continues to support me and my minor daughter. Can I still file for unemployment after so long and would I have a chance at getting it?
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# help 2012-08-18 01:00
i might have found a full time job how do i cancel my unempolyment claim? just in case i get the job i would like to go ahead and cancel the claim if at all possible.
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# scooby 2012-11-15 20:38
i turned in all my documents how long before i get a check?
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# Mike 2013-01-04 11:35
My name is michael. I was accused of somerhing I didnt do at work and was fired. It wasnt proven that I did anything, but they stressed they didnt want to let me go, that it was a business decision. They're not suppose to pay me for unpaid vacation but they did and even offered to be used as a reference for my job search. They gave me my paper work and told me to go file for unemployment. MDES told me it takes 6 weeks to investigate. It has been 8 weeks and I havent heard anything. Whenever I call, I either get the run around or a rude person. I've exhausted all my funds and my bills are piling up. I've gone to job interviews and taken oncall job. I have never been unemploymend so this is all new to me. I really need some assistance until I get back on my feet. Can someone please help me..............
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# Travis 2013-04-08 22:42
need to add email to account to change my password cant login
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# sheena 2013-04-21 19:26
I'm just tryibg to reset my password and can't figure it out
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# Megan 2013-05-06 11:28
I just got fired because I called in for a familys funerals . I call in and they are saying I didnt . Could I draw unemployment? I am on my own and I do not have a place to live because my mom is moving . Please I need help. Can I draw for unemployment?
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# mickey 2013-05-12 23:53
PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU WORK FOR ANY TEMP AGENCY AND GET LAID OFF AFTER WORKING FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME SUCH AS 6 MONTHS OR MORE PLEASE REMEMBER TO CALL THE TEMP SERVICE EVERYDAY SO THAT THEY WILL NOT DENY YOU BENEFITS THE COMPANY CAN SAY YOU QUIT WHICH WILL RESULT IN A ISSUE ON FILE RESPONSE ON YOUR CLAIMANT INQUIRY.
TRUST ME I WAS LAID OFF LAST MONTH AND FINALLY GOT THINGS CORRECTED WITH MY COMPANY GOD BLESS AND BE STRONG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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# louise 2013-08-18 11:10
Can you draw social security and Unemployment both in state of Mississippi at same time. .I am going to turn 62 soon and I was told you could. Does amount drawn have to be turned in as income.
I have a job but we are off a lot due to lack of work
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# wanda 2013-10-10 14:33
yes i went to a temp agency to get a job and they put my application in for the job that i had applied for and they had an opening and would not even consider me for the job could it be from my age or me being a woman
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