> Minnesota Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Minnesota's eligibility requirements.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in Minnesota 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.
To apply for Minnesota unemployment benefits, file an application on the first day that you are unemployed or your work hours are substantially reduced by either completing the application online at www.uimn.org (click on Apply for UI Benefits) or by calling 651-296-3644 (Twin Cities calling area); 1-877-898-9090 (Outside of the Twin Cities calling area); 1-866-814-1252 (TTY for the hearing impaired).
Program Contact Information:
In order to establish your Minnesota unemployment benefits, you should file an application on the first day that you are unemployed or your work hours are reduced by either completing the application on-line, by calling TELECLAIM, or by downloading and returning the application.
For more information on how to apply for UI benefits, please visit the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance web site at:
Write to us at:
UI Customer Service
St. Paul, MN 55175-0576
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development