Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance in the State of Mississippi online using this service.

Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a program designed to ease the economic burden of unemployment by providing a temporary source of income for individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own.

FAQs

What is the maximum weekly benefit amount for unemployment insurance?

In Mississippi, the maximum is $235.00 and the minimum is $30.00.

How do I apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits in Mississippi?

You can file an Unemployment Claim in Mississippi online by accessing the MDES portal (using FILE NOW option above) or call the MDES Contact Center at 1-888-844-3577.

Would I be eligible for benefits if my employer shuts down or lays me off because of the COVID-19 situation?

You may be eligible and should file for unemployment benefits and a determination will be made concerning your eligibility. Determinations are be made on a case-by-case basis.

What information is required to be able to file for unemployment benefits in Mississippi?

You should be prepared to provide the following information to file for Unemployment Insurance benefits in Mississippi:

1. Your Social Security number,
2. Your complete mailing address and phone number,
3. The names, addresses, and phone numbers for all your employers for the last eighteen (18) months,
4. The dates you worked and the reason you left each employer.
5. Alien Registration number or Visa number, if you are not a U.S. Citizen.

What are the eligibility requirements to receive unemployment benefits in Mississippi?

To be eligible for UI benefits in Misssissippi, you must:

1. Must be unemployed through no fault of your own.
2. File a weekly claim as required - Claims filed late may be denied.
3. Be able to work - You must be mentally and physically able to work your normal work week.
4. Be available for work - You must be ready to go to work. You must be willing to accept full-time work. You must have transportation and have made necessary childcare arrangements. You cannot have barriers or conditions, which prevent you from accepting work immediately.
5. Be actively seeking work - To meet availability requirements you must make a "good faith" effort to find work. An active work search effort is required.

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance in the State of Mississippi online using this service.

Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a program designed to ease the economic burden of unemployment by providing a temporary source of income for individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own.

FAQs

What is the maximum weekly benefit amount for unemployment insurance?

In Mississippi, the maximum is $235.00 and the minimum is $30.00.

How do I apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits in Mississippi?

You can file an Unemployment Claim in Mississippi online by accessing the MDES portal (using FILE NOW option above) or call the MDES Contact Center at 1-888-844-3577.

Would I be eligible for benefits if my employer shuts down or lays me off because of the COVID-19 situation?

You may be eligible and should file for unemployment benefits and a determination will be made concerning your eligibility. Determinations are be made on a case-by-case basis.

What information is required to be able to file for unemployment benefits in Mississippi?

You should be prepared to provide the following information to file for Unemployment Insurance benefits in Mississippi:

1. Your Social Security number,
2. Your complete mailing address and phone number,
3. The names, addresses, and phone numbers for all your employers for the last eighteen (18) months,
4. The dates you worked and the reason you left each employer.
5. Alien Registration number or Visa number, if you are not a U.S. Citizen.

What are the eligibility requirements to receive unemployment benefits in Mississippi?

To be eligible for UI benefits in Misssissippi, you must:

1. Must be unemployed through no fault of your own.
2. File a weekly claim as required - Claims filed late may be denied.
3. Be able to work - You must be mentally and physically able to work your normal work week.
4. Be available for work - You must be ready to go to work. You must be willing to accept full-time work. You must have transportation and have made necessary childcare arrangements. You cannot have barriers or conditions, which prevent you from accepting work immediately.
5. Be actively seeking work - To meet availability requirements you must make a "good faith" effort to find work. An active work search effort is required.