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Oregon Unemployment Benefits
In Oregon, unemployment insurance benefits are administered by the state’s Employment Department to help bridge the wage gap for unemployed workers as they seek new employment.
UI benefits in Oregon are funded solely by employer participation, and unemployment taxes are never withheld from employee paychecks.
Oregon Unemployment Services
|Private Website||Oregon Unemployment
|Appeal a Denial||File an Appeal|
|Find a Local Office||https://secure.emp.state.or.us/ocs/ui-center-lookup|
|Report Fraud||Unemployment Insurance Fraud|
Am I Eligible for Unemployment Benefits in Oregon?
The state of Oregon uses two different decision points to determine whether a claimant meets unemployment insurance eligibility requirements. To qualify, at least one of the following must be true for an unemployed worker:
The unemployed worker has received at least $1,000 in documented wages in the base year, and the total base year wages equal at least one and a half times the wages paid in the highest calendar quarter of the base year.
The claimant has worked at least 500 hours during the base year and was paid some subject wages during that employment.
Your base year is a one-year period composed of the first four of the last five completed quarters. This base year is based on the date you file your initial claim, not the date you lose employment. In addition, you must have lost your job through no fault of your own or terminated your employment with good cause.
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)|
How Do I Apply for Unemployment Benefits in Oregon?
You can submit your initial unemployment claim online using the Oregon online claims system. Simply select the Regular UI Initial Claim option.
Make sure you can provide your complete work history for the previous 12 months – including employer names, addresses, phone numbers, and all applicable dates of employment.
How Do I Manage My Oregon Unemployment Benefits?
Managing your UI benefits is an ongoing process that doesn’t end with the acceptance of your initial claim. After filing your claim application, you must continue to file a weekly claim to receive unemployment compensation. This entails using the online claim system and selecting the Claim a Week of Benefits option.
You also can submit your weekly benefit claim by phone using the Weekly Claim Line at 800-982-8920.
For each week you file for weekly benefits, you must show that you continue to meet eligibility requirements by answering a series of questions about your eligibility for that week. These questions will center on your job search activities, any income earned during the previous week, and your continued availability to accept suitable work if and when it’s offered.
How Do I Appeal a Decision?
Either you or your employer may request an appeals hearing if you are unhappy with the decision regarding your initial claim for UI benefit. You will receive an official letter outlining the decision related to your unemployment insurance claim; at this point, you should follow the instructions outlined in your letter to begin the appeals process.
You have the option to request a hearing by mail, fax, or email, and you may use the hearing request form available on the state of Oregon’s website. Contact information for form submission is outlined below:
- Email: OED_UI_HEARINGSREQ@Oregon.gov
- Fax: 503-947-1335
- Mail: 875 Union St NE, Salem, OR 97311
How Do I Report Fraud?
Carefully guarding against unemployment insurance fraud and identity theft helps the state of Oregon maintain integrity in the use of citizens’ tax dollars, along with ensuring that jobless benefits are going to those who need them most.
If you suspect someone of fraudulently collecting UI benefits, please call 1-877-668-3204. You also may submit as much information as you can provide through the Fraud Hotline online form.
The state of Oregon reviews all tips that are submitted, regardless of how much information is provided, but the more detail you can include in your report, the more successful an investigation is likely to be.
Oregon Unemployment Office Locations
|Unemployment Office – Albany||139 4th Ave SE
Albany, OR 97321
|Unemployment Office – Clatsop County||450 Marine Drive
Astoria, OR 97103
|Unemployment Office – Baker City||1575 Dewey Avenue
Baker City, OR 97814
|Bend Vocational Rehabilitation||1645 NE Forbes Road
Bend, OR 97701
|Unemployment Office – Bend||1645 North East Forbes Road
Bend, OR 97701-4990
|Unemployment Office – Curry County||16261 Hwy 101 S
Brookings, OR 97415
|Unemployment Office – Burns||809 West Jackson Street
Burns, OR 97720
|Unemployment Office – Grant County||120 S Washington Street
PO Box 40
Canyon City, OR 97820
|Unemployment Office – Coos County||990 2nd Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420
|Unemployment Office – Corvallis||4170 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333
|Unemployment Office – Polk County||580 Main Street
Dallas, OR 97338
|Unemployment Office – Lane County||2510 Oakmont Way
Eugene, OR 97401
|Unemployment Office – Florence||3180 Highway 101 North
Florence, OR 97439
|Unemployment Office Rogue Valley||1569 NE F Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
|Unemployment Office Hermiston||950 SE Columbia Drive
Hermiston, OR 97838
|Unemployment Office – Klamath Falls||801 Oak Avenue
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
|Unemployment Office – La Grande||1901 Adams Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850
|Unemployment Office – Lebanon||44 Industrial Way
Lebanon, OR 97355
|Unemployment Office – Lincoln County||4157 Northwest Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
|Unemployment Office – Jefferson County||281 South West Third Street
Madras, OR 97741
|Unemployment Office – Yamhill County||370 NE Norton Lane
McMinnville, OR 97128
|Unemployment Office Rogue Valley||119 North Oakdale Avenue
Medford, OR 97501
|Unemployment Office – Newport||120 North East Avery Street
Newport, OR 97365
|Unemployment Office Ontario – Malheur County||375 SW 2nd Avenue
PO Box 40
Ontario, OR 97914
|Unemployment Office – Clackamas County||506 High Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
|Unemployment Office – Pendleton||408 SE 7th Street
Pendleton, OR 97801
|Unemployment Office – Portland||2 NW 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
|Unemployment Office Gresham||18633 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97233
|Unemployment Office Portland Metro||30 North Webster Street
Portland, OR 97217
|Unemployment Office Portland Metro SE||6401 SE Foster Road
P..O. Box 86280
Portland, OR 97206
|Unemployment Office – Redmond||2158 SE College Loop
Redmond, OR 97756
|Unemployment Office – Douglas County||846 SE Pine Street
Roseburg, OR 97470
|Unemployment Office – Salem||605 Cottage Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-2419
|Springfield Main Street Center||101 30th Street
Springfield, OR 97478
|Unemployment Office – Columbia County||500 N Highway 30
St. Helens, OR 97051
|Unemployment Office – The Dalles||700 Union Street
The Dalles, OR 97058
|Unemployment Office – Tigard||11950 SW Garden Place
Tigard, OR 97223
|Unemployment Office – Tillamook||2101 5th Street
Tillamook, OR 97141
– Woodburn Center
|120 East Lincoln Street
Woodburn, OR 97071