Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

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

In order to file for Unemployment Insurance (UI) you must have been separated from your employer or have had your hours reduced.

FAQs

How is the beginning of my unemployment insurance claim determined?

Your claim is normally effective the Sunday of the week you file an application for benefits, provided you did not work full-time or have earnings equal to or in excess of your weekly benefit amount during that week.

What information is required to file for unemployment insurance claim in Utah?

You will need the following information to file for unemployment insurance benefits in Utah Online:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • The names of all employers as they appear on your pay stub with the dates worked for all employers in the last year and half.
  • The name and local number of your union hall, if you obtain work through a union
  • Your State Driver's License or Identification Card number, if you have one
  • Your Alien Registration Number, if you are not a U.S. citizen but are legally authorized to work in the United States
  • If you have any non-Utah employers, you must have an accurate mailing address and phone number for them

What is a benefit year?

Your claim is established for a 52-week period called a benefit year. It begins with the effective date of your claim and ends 52 weeks from that date. You may file for weeks you are unemployed until you have exhausted your benefits. You may also file if you have earnings from part-time employment that are less than your weekly benefit amount.

At the end of the benefit year, your claim will end whether or not you have received all your benefits. You may not file a new Utah claim for benefits until your benefit year has ended.

Is there a wage requirement to be able to receive unemployment benefits in Utah?

Yes! To determine your unemployment amount, you must have earned wages in two or more calendar quarters of your base period. Your total base-period wages must be at least 1.5 times the wages you earned in your highest quarter. There is also a minimum amount of wages required during the base period.

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

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

In order to file for Unemployment Insurance (UI) you must have been separated from your employer or have had your hours reduced.

FAQs

How is the beginning of my unemployment insurance claim determined?

Your claim is normally effective the Sunday of the week you file an application for benefits, provided you did not work full-time or have earnings equal to or in excess of your weekly benefit amount during that week.

What information is required to file for unemployment insurance claim in Utah?

You will need the following information to file for unemployment insurance benefits in Utah Online:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • The names of all employers as they appear on your pay stub with the dates worked for all employers in the last year and half.
  • The name and local number of your union hall, if you obtain work through a union
  • Your State Driver's License or Identification Card number, if you have one
  • Your Alien Registration Number, if you are not a U.S. citizen but are legally authorized to work in the United States
  • If you have any non-Utah employers, you must have an accurate mailing address and phone number for them

What is a benefit year?

Your claim is established for a 52-week period called a benefit year. It begins with the effective date of your claim and ends 52 weeks from that date. You may file for weeks you are unemployed until you have exhausted your benefits. You may also file if you have earnings from part-time employment that are less than your weekly benefit amount.

At the end of the benefit year, your claim will end whether or not you have received all your benefits. You may not file a new Utah claim for benefits until your benefit year has ended.

Is there a wage requirement to be able to receive unemployment benefits in Utah?

Yes! To determine your unemployment amount, you must have earned wages in two or more calendar quarters of your base period. Your total base-period wages must be at least 1.5 times the wages you earned in your highest quarter. There is also a minimum amount of wages required during the base period.