Unemployment Claims Online

Go Online Today:



In 2017, the Division of Unemployment Insurance will retire the automated telephone filing system and direct workers to file online. Most claims are already filed online because it is fast, easy, and mobile-friendly.

If you need assistance or have barriers to using online services, claims specialists are available by phone.

  What You Can DO Online:

  • File an Initial Claim Application
  • File a Weekly Claim
  • Change Income Tax Withholding
  • Update Payment Method
  • Change Address
  • File an Appeal

  VIEW & PRINT Online:

  • Check Claim Status
  • View & Print Payment Information
  • Check Status of Payments
  • View Status of Eligibility
  • Obtain 1099-G

  HOW To File A Claim Online:

  1. Type into the Internet browser: my.unemployment.wisconsin.gov
  2. Accept Terms and Conditions
  3. Create a username and password
  4. Logon to access online benefit services
  5. File your UI benefit claims and seek answers to individual claims questions

Learn More:  It's Popular, Faster, Easier -- and Required in 2017


Fast & Easy

  • No waiting on hold, there are no busy signals online
  • Simple questions and useful help tips


  • Logon with a username and password -- Not your SSN
  • View an audit trail of your online activity


  • Fill out your claim at your own pace
  • Interrupted in the middle? Don't worry! We save your work so you can pick right up where you left off.
    • For initial claims, you have up to 14 days to finish the claim you started.
    • For weekly claims, you have the rest of the day to finish your claim.


  • Prevent delays in payments with easy to use work search and wage entry screens

Mobile Friendly

  • Use your smartphone or other mobile device

Cost Effective

  • No need for postage or fax expenses


Expanded Access To View Claim Information

  • Payment details by week or summary of ALL payments made
  • Status of payments still pending
  • Balance of benefits remaining and date your claim ends
  • Print official documentation of payments received (e.g., for housing/energy assistance)
  • View weekly wages reported and compare to employer reported wages
  • Status of eligibility issues or appeals

Tools at Your Fingertips

  • View or print your 1099-G tax statements, including previous years
  • Change your address
  • Request or cancel income tax withholding from your payments
  • Update your payment method and bank information
  • Use the online benefits calculators to calculate partial payments

Daily Access

Increased Capability

  • Most claims that start online can be completed online; without having to speak to anyone
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