Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

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

FAQs

When can I apply for unemployment benefits in Minnesota?

It is recommend to Apply for benefits the same week you become unemployed or your hours are greatly reduced. 

How much can I receive as unemployment benefits in Minnesota?

Your weekly benefit amount is about 50 percent of your average weekly wage up to a state maximum of $740. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will mail you a Determination of Benefit Account that shows your weekly benefit amount and total amount of benefits available.

  • The determination does not necessarily mean you will receive benefits.
  • DEED will mail you a separate determination if we need to make a decision about your eligibility for benefits.

When do I request a benefit payment?

You must request a payment for each week you are unemployed. Request a payment even if we are deciding your eligibility or you are waiting for an appeal hearing or decision. You may lose payments for weeks you do not request on time.

What information is required to be able to apply for unemployment benefits in Minnesota?

Before you start the application, you should know or have available the following information:

  • Social Security number
  • Driver's license number or other state government identification number
  • Contact information (mailing address and telephone number)
  • Employment history for the past 18 months, including:
    • Each employer's name, address and telephone number
    • Dates of employment (month and year)
    • Pay rate
    • Reason you no longer work for the employer
  • If you want direct deposit, your bank account number and routing number. You can also request direct deposit at a later time. 

You may also need:

  • DD-214 Member 4 (not mandatory to apply) if you served in the military in the past 18 months
  • SF 8 and SF50 if you were a federal employee in the past 18 months
  • Work authorization document if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • Trade union name and local number of your hiring hall if you are a union member

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Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

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

FAQs

When can I apply for unemployment benefits in Minnesota?

It is recommend to Apply for benefits the same week you become unemployed or your hours are greatly reduced. 

How much can I receive as unemployment benefits in Minnesota?

Your weekly benefit amount is about 50 percent of your average weekly wage up to a state maximum of $740. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will mail you a Determination of Benefit Account that shows your weekly benefit amount and total amount of benefits available.

  • The determination does not necessarily mean you will receive benefits.
  • DEED will mail you a separate determination if we need to make a decision about your eligibility for benefits.

When do I request a benefit payment?

You must request a payment for each week you are unemployed. Request a payment even if we are deciding your eligibility or you are waiting for an appeal hearing or decision. You may lose payments for weeks you do not request on time.

What information is required to be able to apply for unemployment benefits in Minnesota?

Before you start the application, you should know or have available the following information:

  • Social Security number
  • Driver's license number or other state government identification number
  • Contact information (mailing address and telephone number)
  • Employment history for the past 18 months, including:
    • Each employer's name, address and telephone number
    • Dates of employment (month and year)
    • Pay rate
    • Reason you no longer work for the employer
  • If you want direct deposit, your bank account number and routing number. You can also request direct deposit at a later time. 

You may also need:

  • DD-214 Member 4 (not mandatory to apply) if you served in the military in the past 18 months
  • SF 8 and SF50 if you were a federal employee in the past 18 months
  • Work authorization document if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • Trade union name and local number of your hiring hall if you are a union member

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