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

FAQs

Who is eligible for Unemployment Insurance Benefits in North Dakota?

To be eligible for unemployment benefits in North Dakota, you must:

  • Have been separated from employment through no fault of your own or have had your hours reduced
  • Be able to work
  • Be available for work
  • Be actively seeking employment
  • Be found monetarily eligible - a claimant establishes monetary eligibility based on work performed during a specific one-year period called the base period

When should I file my claim for Unemployment benefits?

For unemployment insurance purposes the week begins on Sunday and ends on the following Saturday at midnight.

  • You should file your claim the week in which you become unemployed
  • The effective date of your claim is the Sunday of the week it is filed
  • Claims cannot be backdated to an earlier week so it is important to file as soon as possible after becoming unemployed

What information will I need to file my Unemployment Insurance Claim in North Dakota?

You will need the following information to file for unemployment insurance claim in North Dakota:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Name, address and telephone number of all employers for whom you worked in the last 18 months or since last registering
  • Wage you are willing to accept
  • Union Local name and number
  • DD214 member copy 4 (proof of military service and wages)
  • SF8 and SF50 (proof of federal civilian service and wages)
  • Your alien identification number (non-U.S. citizen authorized to work in the U.S.)

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

If your employer shuts down or lays you off due to lack of work caused by the impact of COVID-19 on the business, you will generally be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits in North Dakota. 

Would I be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits if I am quarantined and cannot work?

Yes, if you are quarantined and physically able to work but cannot work from the quarantine location do to other reasons, you would be eligible to receive benefits based upon recent federal guidance relating strictly to COVID-19.

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

FAQs

Who is eligible for Unemployment Insurance Benefits in North Dakota?

To be eligible for unemployment benefits in North Dakota, you must:

  • Have been separated from employment through no fault of your own or have had your hours reduced
  • Be able to work
  • Be available for work
  • Be actively seeking employment
  • Be found monetarily eligible - a claimant establishes monetary eligibility based on work performed during a specific one-year period called the base period

When should I file my claim for Unemployment benefits?

For unemployment insurance purposes the week begins on Sunday and ends on the following Saturday at midnight.

  • You should file your claim the week in which you become unemployed
  • The effective date of your claim is the Sunday of the week it is filed
  • Claims cannot be backdated to an earlier week so it is important to file as soon as possible after becoming unemployed

What information will I need to file my Unemployment Insurance Claim in North Dakota?

You will need the following information to file for unemployment insurance claim in North Dakota:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Name, address and telephone number of all employers for whom you worked in the last 18 months or since last registering
  • Wage you are willing to accept
  • Union Local name and number
  • DD214 member copy 4 (proof of military service and wages)
  • SF8 and SF50 (proof of federal civilian service and wages)
  • Your alien identification number (non-U.S. citizen authorized to work in the U.S.)

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

If your employer shuts down or lays you off due to lack of work caused by the impact of COVID-19 on the business, you will generally be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits in North Dakota. 

Would I be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits if I am quarantined and cannot work?

Yes, if you are quarantined and physically able to work but cannot work from the quarantine location do to other reasons, you would be eligible to receive benefits based upon recent federal guidance relating strictly to COVID-19.