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How to Access Oklahoma Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment insurance benefits in Oklahoma provide assistance that helps the unemployed.

Oklahoma Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Unemployment insurance benefits in Oklahoma provide assistance that helps eligible unemployed Oklahomans stay financially afloat while they search for new jobs.

Oklahoma residents who become unemployed through no fault of their own are encouraged to apply for Oklahoma unemployment assistance for extra benefits. The UI benefits program in Oklahoma is administered by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

Oklahoma Unemployment Services



Private Website

Oklahoma Unemployment



Apply Online


Weekly Certification


Appeal a Denial

File an Appeal

Find a Local Office


Report Fraud

File a Formal Complaint

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How To Qualify for Oklahoma Unemployment Insurance Benefits

While your ultimate eligibility can’t be determined until you file an initial claim for Oklahoma unemployment benefits, a claimant is likely to be approved for unemployment insurance benefits if she can show documentation of the following eligibility requirements:

  • The claimant is currently unemployed through no fault of her own

  • The claimant is able to work

  • The claimant is available to accept work when offered and is registered on OKJobMatch.com

  • The claimant has earned a minimum of $1,500 in income during the base period for review

  • The claimant works for a covered employer who has paid unemployment insurance taxes

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)



16-26 weeks




How Do I Apply for Oklahoma Unemployment Insurance Benefits?

To apply for UI benefits in Oklahoma, you are required to create an online account and create a profile on ui.ok.gov. The process will include verifying your identity and entering your Social Security number.

Once you’ve logged into your account, follow the instructions to begin a Traditional Unemployment Compensation application. You should allow yourself about an hour to complete the full unemployment claim application.

You will need to have additional information handy regarding things like contact information for your previous employer, your employment start and end dates, and your wages earned, along with whether you were paid weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. If you were employed by the federal government or recently discharged from the military, you’ll need to submit copies of your Form SF8 or SF 50 or your DD Form 214, respectively.

Managing Your Unemployment Benefits

Once your initial claim is approved, you’ll need to submit a weekly claim specific to each week you’d like to collect benefits – you can do so through the account you created at ui.ok.gov.

You are required to complete at least two job searches each week. As part of each weekly claim, you must answer questions about your continued availability to work, any wages you earned during the previous week, and what you did to complete your required job search.

How Do I Appeal a Decision?

If you are unhappy with a decision, you are welcome to file an appeal. To do so, you may submit a request for appeal in person, by mail, fax, telephone, or email.

Your request should include your name, Social Security number, phone number, date of determination, description of what you are appealing, and a detailed statement of why you disagree with the decision regarding your claim.

All pertinent contact information you need for submitting your request for appeal will be included in your letter of determination.

Reporting Fraud

Investigating and prosecuting cases of fraudulent claims helps the state of Oklahoma ensure that it is appropriately using taxpayer dollars and providing UI benefits to those who truly need them. Unfortunately, cases of UI benefits fraud and scams designed to take advantage of benefits recipients have risen to an unprecedented level.

If you suspect someone of committing unemployment benefits fraud, you make a report online using the state of Oklahoma’s online reporting form. The more detail you can provide about the potentially fraudulent situation, the more likely the investigation is to be successful.

Oklahoma Unemployment Office Locations

Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Ada

1500 Hoppe Blvd Suite 2

Ada, OK 74820


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Altus

1115 North Spurgeon Street

Altus, OK 73521


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Ardmore

2421 Autumn Run Suite B

Ardmore, OK 73401


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Atoka

1301 W. Liberty Road

Atoka, OK 74525-0223


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Bartlesville

210 NE Washington Blvd

Bartlesville, OK 74006


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Chandler

722 Manvel Ave.

Chandler, OK 74834-2842


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Chickasha

301 South 2nd Street

Chickasha, OK 73018


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Duncan

1927 West Elk Avenue

Duncan, OK 73533


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Durant

4209 West Highway 70

Durant, OK 74701


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – El Reno

210 N. Choctaw Ave.

El Reno, OK 73036-2679


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Enid

114 S. Independence

Enid, OK 73701


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Guymon

304 NE 4th

Guymon, OK 73942


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Idabel

2102 SE Washington

Suite B and C

Idabel, OK 74745


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Lawton

1711 SW 11th Street

Lawton, OK 73501


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – McAlester

1414 E Wade Watts Ave

McAlester, OK 74501


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – McAlester

1414 East Wade Watts Avenue

McAlester, OK 74501


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Miami

121 North Main

Miami, OK 74354


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Muskogee

717 South 32nd St

Muskogee, OK 74401


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – OKC Central

5005 N Lincoln Blvd

Oklahoma City, OK 73105


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Okmulgee

1601 S. Wood Drive

Okmulgee, OK 74447-7843


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Pauls Valley

522 S. Chickasaw

Pauls Valley, OK 73075-0826


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Ponca City

400 E. Central Suite 103

Ponca City, OK 74601


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Poteau

1507 South McKenna

Poteau, OK 74953


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Pryor

403 East Graham Avenue

Pryor, OK 74361


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Sapulpa

1700 South Main

Sapulpa, OK 74066


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Seminole

229 North 2nd Street

Seminole, OK 74868


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Shawnee

2 John C Bruton Boulevard

Shawnee, OK 74804


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Stillwater

3006 E 6th Street

Stillwater, OK 74074


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Tahlegquah

1295 Skills Center Circle

Tahlequah, OK 74464


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Tusla

201 W. 5th Suite 200

Tulsa, OK 74103


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Wilburton

1301 W. Main Suite 122

Wilburton, OK 74578


Oklahoma Unemployment Office – Woodward

1117 11th Street

Woodward, OK 73801



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