> District of Columbia Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet the District of Columbia's eligibility requirements.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia, have worked in the past 12 to 18 months, and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information:
Any worker who is unemployed or working less than full-time may file for unemployment compensation insurance at the Franklin Street One-Stop Career Center, Naylor Road One-Stop Career Center or South Capitol Street One-Stop Career Center. You must first call and make an appointment. Satellite centers will not offer unemployment insurance processing. Customers interested in additional services should go to one of the full service one-stop centers listed on our web site:
When you report for your appointment, please bring your social security card or an official form of identification along with your most recent W-2 Form(s) and your last earnings statement, if they are available.
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