Tony Evers, Governor
Caleb Frostman, Secretary
Department of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 19, 2020
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
On the Web: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/news/
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WIWorkforce
On Twitter: @WIWorkforce
MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is encouraging people to go online for faster service delivery. DWD's Unemployment Insurance Division is experiencing heavy call volume and longer than normal wait times.
For fast, up-to-date information and to apply for unemployment benefits, please head to https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/ui/
The majority of people applying for unemployment benefits can complete their claim online. Receiving unemployment benefits is a two-step process:
DWD has a helpful claimant handbook that can be found at https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/handbook/ It contains important information and instructions about your eligibility for benefits and how to protect your rights to those benefits under the Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance law.
Employers can find information on:
DWD has a helpful Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Handbook for Employers, which can be found at https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/ui201/
If you have difficulty finding the information you need, please use the search bar located at the top of each page by typing in keywords.
Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Coronavirus and Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits. https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/covid19/public/ui.htm