Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

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

In order to file a claim for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits you must be separated from your employer or experience a reduction in your work hours.

FAQs

Who is eligible for Unemployment Insurance Benefits in Kentucky?

Soon after you file your claim, you will receive a notice informing you if your claim is ALLOWED or DENIED based upon the amount of earnings reported in your “BASE PERIOD.” Your base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters immediately prior to the quarter you file your claim. Here’s a chart to help you understand what the base period will be for a claim.

For example, if you filed a claim with an effective date any time from January 1, 2012, through March 31, 2012, your base period for that claim begins October 1, 2010, and ends September 30, 2011.  The wages you earned during your base period must meet four requirements for you to have a monetarily valid claim:

  1. You must have wages of at least $750 in at least one quarter.
  2. Your total wages during the base period must be at least one and one-half times the wages in your highest quarter.
  3. Your total wages outside of the highest quarter must be at least $750.
  4. Your wages in the last two quarters must be at least 8 times your weekly benefit rate (see section 5 for the calculation of your benefit rate).

If the Office of Employment and Training does not find enough wages in your base period or you do not meet all four of these requirements, you will receive a notice stating that your claim is DENIED

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

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

In order to file a claim for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits you must be separated from your employer or experience a reduction in your work hours.

FAQs

Who is eligible for Unemployment Insurance Benefits in Kentucky?

Soon after you file your claim, you will receive a notice informing you if your claim is ALLOWED or DENIED based upon the amount of earnings reported in your “BASE PERIOD.” Your base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters immediately prior to the quarter you file your claim. Here’s a chart to help you understand what the base period will be for a claim.

For example, if you filed a claim with an effective date any time from January 1, 2012, through March 31, 2012, your base period for that claim begins October 1, 2010, and ends September 30, 2011.  The wages you earned during your base period must meet four requirements for you to have a monetarily valid claim:

  1. You must have wages of at least $750 in at least one quarter.
  2. Your total wages during the base period must be at least one and one-half times the wages in your highest quarter.
  3. Your total wages outside of the highest quarter must be at least $750.
  4. Your wages in the last two quarters must be at least 8 times your weekly benefit rate (see section 5 for the calculation of your benefit rate).

If the Office of Employment and Training does not find enough wages in your base period or you do not meet all four of these requirements, you will receive a notice stating that your claim is DENIED