Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance in the State of Hawaii Online using this service.

Unemployment insurance is a program administered by the Unemployment Insurance Division of the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. The purpose of this program is to provide temporary financial assistance to workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who meet the requirements of the Hawaii Employment Security Law. Unemployment insurance benefits are paid as a matter of legal entitlement and past employment, and not on the basis of need.

FAQs

When does my unemployment insurance claim start?

Your claim begins from the Sunday of the week in which you apply in the State of Hawaii. If you delay and do not apply immediately, you will not receive credit for past weeks. Your claim will start only from the week in which you file.

What information do I need when I apply for unemployment benefits in Hawaii?

You will need the following information to apply for unemployment insurance online: 

  • Your social security number.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, you need your alien registration number.
  • Your employment information for the past 18 months, including employer’s name, address, zip-code, phone number, dates of employment, and reason for separation.
  • If you were separated from active duty military, you need your DD-214 member 4 copy. Do not delay your filing if you do not have your DD-214. You can provide this documentation at a later date. If you don’t have a copy of your Form DD-214, request a copy online at www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.
  • If you were in federal employment, you need your SF8 or SF50 or pay-stubs.
  • Your bank account number and your bank’s routing number.  Use your bank routing number and account information on your personal check. To deposit to a savings account, contact your financial institution to obtain the correct routing and account information.

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance in the State of Hawaii Online using this service.

Unemployment insurance is a program administered by the Unemployment Insurance Division of the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. The purpose of this program is to provide temporary financial assistance to workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who meet the requirements of the Hawaii Employment Security Law. Unemployment insurance benefits are paid as a matter of legal entitlement and past employment, and not on the basis of need.

FAQs

When does my unemployment insurance claim start?

Your claim begins from the Sunday of the week in which you apply in the State of Hawaii. If you delay and do not apply immediately, you will not receive credit for past weeks. Your claim will start only from the week in which you file.

What information do I need when I apply for unemployment benefits in Hawaii?

You will need the following information to apply for unemployment insurance online: 

  • Your social security number.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, you need your alien registration number.
  • Your employment information for the past 18 months, including employer’s name, address, zip-code, phone number, dates of employment, and reason for separation.
  • If you were separated from active duty military, you need your DD-214 member 4 copy. Do not delay your filing if you do not have your DD-214. You can provide this documentation at a later date. If you don’t have a copy of your Form DD-214, request a copy online at www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.
  • If you were in federal employment, you need your SF8 or SF50 or pay-stubs.
  • Your bank account number and your bank’s routing number.  Use your bank routing number and account information on your personal check. To deposit to a savings account, contact your financial institution to obtain the correct routing and account information.