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Indiana Unemployment

Indiana Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Unemployment insurance benefits in Indiana assist unemployed workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. This safety net helps to maintain economic stability as Indiana residents search for new work.

Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act of 1939, employers pay taxes that cover the costs of administering unemployment compensation, plus other employment service programs at the state and federal levels. No employee wages are withheld to help cover the costs of unemployment insurance benefits or any additional unemployment-related state services.

Indiana Unemployment Services

Website in.gov/dwd/indiana-unemployment
Private Website Indiana Unemployment
Phone 800-891-6499
Email AskUIContactCenter@dwd.in.gov
Apply Online File a Claim
Weekly Certification File a Weekly Claim
Appeal a Denial Request a Hearing
Find a Local Office Career Center Locations
Report Fraud Benefits Fraud
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How To Qualify for Indiana Unemployment Benefits

In Indiana, claimants must show the following to qualify for UI benefits:

The claimant must have earned sufficient previous income during the base period for review. The eligibility amount is determined by Indiana guidelines and is specific to the type of work performed.

  • The claimant must have lost employment through no fault of his or her own.
  • The claimant must be physically and mentally able and available to accept suitable work if and when it is offered.
  • The claimant must be able to show that he or she is actively seeking a new, full-time job.

Keep in mind that individual determinations are made on a case-by-case basis, determined by the documentation submitted. If you aren’t positive that you meet all eligibility criteria, your best course of action is to apply and find out for sure.

Benefit Payments and Duration

Base Period First 4 of the last 5 completed quarters
Alt Base Period Last 4 completed quarters
Duration of Benefits Weekly Payment Maximum Benefits Amount (1 year)
Min Max
26 weeks $37 $390 $10,140

How To Apply for Indiana Unemployment Benefits

It’s fast and easy to submit your initial claim for unemployment assistance through Uplink CSS, Indiana’s online system for unemployment insurance claims. It’s a good idea to watch the online tutorial the state provides before you submit your claim, which may help prevent errors that could delay your receiving your benefit payment.

If you do not have access to the Internet, you also may contact your nearest full-service WorkOne Career Center so that someone can assist you with submitting your claim. You can also apply online using a WorkOne computer station if you visit during normal business hours.

Managing Your Unemployment Benefits

For each week that you expect to receive unemployment assistance, you must document that you remain eligible to receive UI benefits. You will be asked to do so through Indiana’s Uplink filing system, using the same account you created when you submitted your initial claim.

When you submit your weekly certification, you will be asked a series of questions designed to determine your continued eligibility. For example, you will be asked to report your job-search activities for the previous week, along with any wages you earned and any job offers you received. It’s important to file your certification each week. Failure to do so could mean a delay in receiving your unemployment compensation.

Filing an Appeal

Once your initial claim is submitted, you will receive a formal determination of eligibility, which will appear as a message on the homepage of your Uplink account. If you disagree with this decision, you have the option to request an appeal, as does your employer. Your appeal will be heard by an Administrative Law Judge.

To request an appeal, you should complete a written statement that includes your name, your Social Security number, your mailing address and phone number, and a full description of why you believe the decision regarding your claim is in error.

You should submit your request for appeal within 10 days of the final date listed on your determination of eligibility. Be sure to keep a copy for your records.

Submit your request in any of the following ways:

Fax: 317-233-6888

Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Attn: Appeals Division
10 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Deliver in person:
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Attn: Appeals Division
10 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Reporting Fraud

Fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits by providing misinformation, not reporting earnings, or using someone else’s identity is a serious crime. Unemployment fraud wastes taxpayer dollars and potentially keeps needed financial assistance away from those who may be most in need.

Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development aggressively pursues any reported acts of fraud committed against its unemployment insurance benefits program. In addition, the department works collaboratively with other state agencies to check employment and unreported earnings.

If you believe someone is committing unemployment insurance fraud, the state of Indiana asks that you file a report as soon as possible that includes as much information as you can provide.

Indiana Unemployment Office Locations

Unemployment Office – Anderson 140 E. 53rd Street
Anderson, IN 46013
Unemployment Office – Steuben County 907 S. Wayne Street Ste 200
Angola, IN 46703
Unemployment Office – DeKalb County 936 W 15th Street Suite 100
Auburn, IN 46706-2031
Unemployment Office – Bedford 2405 Mitchell Road
Bedford, IN 47421-3861
Unemployment Office – Bloomington 1531 S Curry Pike Suite 200
Bloomington, IN 47403
Unemployment Office – Wells County 360 N Main Street Suite B
Bluffton, IN 46714
Brazil Unemployment Office 921 W National Avenue
Brazil, IN 47834
Clinton Unemployment Office 306 South Main Street
Clinton, IN 47842
Unemployment Office – Whitley County 480 W Plaza Drive
Columbia City, IN 46725
Unemployment Office – Columbus 4555 Central Avenue
Suite 1300
Columbus, IN 47203
Fayette County Unemployment Office 715 W. 21st Street
Connersville, IN 47331
Corydon Unemployment Office 101 West Highway 62
orydon, IN 47112
Crawfordsville Unemployment Office 2985 Industrial Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Unemployment Office – Adams County 313 W Jefferson  Street #303
Decatur, IN 46733
Elkhart County Unemployment Office 430 Waterfall Drive
Elkhart, IN 46516-3696
English Unemployment Office 743 E. State Rd. 64
Government Annex Center
English, IN 47118
Unemployment Office – Evansville 4600 Washington Ave
Washington Plaza Suite 113
Evansville, IN 47714
Unemployment Office – Allen County 201 East Rudisill Blvd #102
Fort Wayne, IN 46806-1756
Franklin Unemployment Office 97 Umbarger Lane
Franklin, IN 46131-1665
Gary – Unemployment Office 504 Broadway 4th Floor
Gary, IN 46402
Greencastle Unemployment Office 1007 Mill Pond Lane Suite A
Greencastle, IN 46135
Greenfield Unemployment Office 836 South State Street
Greenfield, IN 46140
Unemployment Office – Greensburg 422 E Central Ave
Greensburg, IN 47240
Hammond Unemployment Office 200 Russell Street
Hammond, IN 46320
Unemployment Office – Huntington County 2201 N. Jefferson Street
Huntington, IN 46750
Unemployment Office Indianapolis 4410 N Shadeland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46226
Jasper Unemployment Office 850 College Avenue
Jasper, IN 47546
Jeffersonville Unemployment Office 501 E. Court Ave Room #316
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Unemployment Office – Noble County 1607 Dowling Street
Suite B3 Impact Institute
Kendallville, IN 46755
Knox Unemployment Office 1913 S Heaton Suite B
Knox, IN 46534
Unemployment Office – Kokomo 700 East Firmin St Suite 150
Kokomo, IN 46902
Unemployment Office – Lafayette 820 Park East Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47905
Unemployment Office – LaGrange County 848 North Detroit Street
Lagrange, IN 46761
LaPorte Unemployment Office 300 Legacy Plaza West
Laporte, IN 46350-5276
Unemployment Office – Lawrenceburg 500 Industrial Drive #1305
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Unemployment Office Boone County 358 N. Mount Zion Rd.
Lebanon, IN 46050
Unemployment Office – Linton 1600 A Street NE Suite 4
Linton, IN 47441-0069
Logansport Unemployment Office 1 Ivy Tech Way Suite B
Logansport, IN 46947
Unemployment Office Martin County 504 Park St.
Loogootee, IN 47553
Unemployment Of
ice – Madison
100 E Second St. Suite F
Madison, IN 47250-1078
Unemployment Office – Grant County 850 N. Miller Avenue
Marion, IN 46952
Michigan City Unemployment Office 301 E 8th Street Suite 120
Michigan City, IN 46360
Monticello Unemployment Office 1017 O’Conner Blvd
Monticello, IN 47960
Morocco Unemployment Office 4117 South 240 West
Morocco, IN 47963
Unemployment Office – Muncie 3301 W. Purdue Avenue
Muncie, IN 47304
Unemployment Office Brown County 246 East Main Street
Nashville, IN 47448
Unemployment Office New Albany 2125 State St Suite 16
New Albany, IN 47150
Henry County Unemployment Office 376 South 15th Street
New Castle, IN 47362-4206
Unemployment Office Affiliate Noblesville 300 N. 17th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060
Unemployment Office – North Vernon 1200 West O & M Avenue
North Vernon, IN 47265
Unemployment Office Orange County 1075 North Sandy Hook Rd #C
Paoli, IN 47454
Peru Unemployment Office 685 E Main Street
Peru, IN 46970
Plainfield Unemployment Office 995 Andico Rd.
Plainfield, IN 46168
Plymouth – Unemployment Office 2701 N. Michigan Suite 103
Plymouth, IN 46563
Portage Unemployment Office 1575 Adler Circle Suite A
Portage, IN 46368
Unemployment Office – Princeton 2429 S. Crabtree
Princeton, IN 47670
Rensselaer Unemployment Office 105 Drexel Parkway Suite 1
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Rochester Unemployment Office 927 Main Street
Rochester, IN 46975
Rockville Unemployment Office 517 North Lincoln Road
Rockville, IN 47872
Salem Unemployment Office St. Vincent Hospital
Lower Level, 911 N. Shelby St.
Salem, IN 47167
Unemployment Office – Scottsburg 821 S. Lake Rd. S. Room 331
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Unemployment Office – Seymour 323 Dupont Drive PO Box 1003
Seymour, IN 47274
Unemployment Office – Shelbyville 2177 Intelliplex Drive Suite 112
Shelbyville, IN 46176
St. Joseph County Unemployment Office 851 Marietta Street
South Bend, IN 46601-3253
Unemployment Office Owen County 205 East Morgan Street Suite B
Spencer, IN 47460
Sullivan Unemployment Office 35 West Jackson Street
Sullivan, IN 47882
Unemployment Office – Perry County 1034 31st Street PO Box 413
Tell City, IN 47586
Unemployment Office Terre Haute 30 North 8th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Unemployment Office Vincennes 2437 North 6th Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
Unemployment Office – Wabash County 277 N. Thorne Street Room 107
Wabash, IN 46992
Kosciusko County Unemployment Office 715 South Buffalo Street
Warsaw, IN 46580
Unemployment Office Daviess County 8 NE 21st St
Washington, IN 47501
Warren County Learning Center 26 East 2nd Street
Williamsport, IN 47993
Winamac Unemployment Office 123 N Market Street Suite 2
Winamac, IN 46996