> Kentucky Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Kentucky's eligibility requirements.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in Kentucky during 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:
In order to establish your unemployment insurance claim, please visit Kentucky's Electronic Workplace for Employment Services (KEWES) web site:
The KEWES Internet claims system is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for claims filing. To request your bi-weekly benefit check on-line, the system is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM and Sunday from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM Eastern Time.
For more information, please visit the Kentucky Department for Employment Services web site: