How do I apply for unemployment insurance benefits?
Unemployment Insurance is a program designed to provide temporary financial assistance to workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who meet the requirements of the Louisiana Employment Security Law. Unemployment insurance benefits are paid as a matter of past employment and legal entitlement, and not on the basis of need.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is the state agency responsible for this program; comprehensive information is available online at: http://www.laworks.net/UnemploymentInsurance/UI_Claimants.asp
Filing Initial Unemployment Insurance Claim:
Online: Register online with the Louisiana Workforce Commission at: https://www.louisianaworks.net/hire/vosnet/Default.aspx
By phone: Contact the "Easy Call System" at 1-866-783-5567. Information on how to access the "Easy Call System" is available online at: http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/UI/EasyCall.pdf
To file a claim, you MUST have the following information:
Consult the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about unemployment insurance benefits at: http://www.laworks.net/FAQs/FAQ_UI_ClaimantBenefits.asp
Continuing Claims and Claim Inquiry: Click on "Reemployment Services" at: https://www.louisianaworks.net/hire/vosnet/Default.aspx
Resolutions: People who have issues with their claims should call the LWC's toll-free line at 1-866-783-5567.
OR send an email by completing the form at: https://www.louisianaworks.net/hire/vosnet/Retrieval/RetrievalContactStaff.aspx?retrievalaction=4