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Apply for Oklahoma Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment benefits provide temporary supplemental income for eligible individuals who have become totally or partially unemployed, to no fault of their own.
Select "Sign In" to access your existing account and claim information or "Create an Account" to create a new account and file a new claim.
Types of Unemployment Benefits
Traditional Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Traditional unemployment compensation is for individuals who have experienced a loss of work due to no fault of their own, and who worked for a covered employer who paid Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
This federal benefit temporarily expanded unemployment benefits to individuals who were not eligible for traditional Unemployment Insurance, which included self-employed, contract, and gig workers.
Anyone who is unemployed may file a claim for unemployment. To qualify you must:
- be unemployed through no fault of your own
- be able to work
- be available to work and registered on OKJobMatch.com
- have earned a minimum of $1,500 during your base period
Create an account and complete your profile, which includes verifying your identity and connecting your Social Security Number. Once completed, apply for traditional Unemployment Insurance (UI).
Once your application is approved, you will need to file weekly claims in order to receive your benefits. All unemployment benefit payments are issued on an Unemployment Insurance debit card. The card will be issued to you at the time your first eligible weekly claim processes. Once you have received the card, you may setup automatic transfers from the card to your own US banking account, for no fee.
OESC Virtual Agent
- Chat Assistant
- General Questions
- Immediate Help
Frequently Asked Questions
- Claim Support
- Payment and Conduent
- Identity Verification
- Check Status
- Weekly Certification
- Benefit History
- Create a Profile
- Search for Work