> Maine Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Maine's eligibility requirements.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in Maine 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:
You can file your claim for benefits by calling an Unemployment Call Center. The toll free telephone numbers listed below will connect you with the Claim Centers.
Tell the Claims Representative that you are unemployed and wish to apply for benefits. Telephone filing is the fastest recommended method for filing new claims.
If you do not have a phone, you can file your claim by using phones provided free of charge at the Department of Labor Career Center nearest you:
For more information, please visit the Maine Department of Labor web site at: