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Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Benefits
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services administers unemployment relief for Wyoming workers who find themselves unemployed through no fault of their own.
These unemployment benefits are designed to replace part of the worker’s lost income. In Wyoming, unemployment insurance benefits are 100% funded by Wyoming businesses that pay into the unemployment insurance program.
Wyoming Unemployment Services
|Private Website||Wyoming Unemployment|
|Appeal a Denial||http://www.wyomingworkforce.org/businesses/appeals|
|Find a Local Office||http://www.wyomingworkforce.org/contact/ui|
Am I Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?
Anyone who is temporarily unemployed – either partially or completely – can apply for unemployment benefits. In order to meet eligibility requirements for UI benefits in Wyoming, claimants must show that they are unemployed through no fault of their own, that they are actively looking for work and are willing and able to work, and that they have earned an appropriate level of wage credits from previous work.
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 to Apply for Wyoming Unemployment Benefits
Wyoming allows for workers to submit a claim for unemployment insurance benefits online, through the Unemployment Insurance System’s website. Applicants can simply register for an account and submit their UI benefit claims through the online form.
Wyoming residents can also file claims over the phone by calling the Wyoming Claims Center at 307-473-3789. Claimants living outside of Wyoming can submit a UI claim over the phone by calling 866-729-7799 or are welcome to apply online.
You will need the following information when you submit your unemployment claim:
- Name, address, and phone number for your most recent employer
- Date of the last day you worked
- For any work completed outside of Wyoming over the previous 18 months, contact information and dates for those employers and periods of work
- Your Social Security number
Managing Your Unemployment Benefits
Once you’re approved for benefits, you can continue to receive them on a weekly basis until you either return to work or exhaust your resources. You’ll need to recertify every week, and you can do so online, over the phone, or by mail. If you choose to mail your documents, a pay order document will be sent to you every two weeks. On this document, you may indicate the dates for which you should receive weekly benefits and return the document to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services – Unemployment Insurance Division, P.O. Box 2468, Casper, Wyoming, 82601 or fax it to 307-473-3726. Claims should be filed no later than Friday following the week-ending date on the pay order.
Unemployment benefits in Wyoming are delivered via a ReliaCard prepaid debit card issued by U.S. Bank. Your benefits will be loaded onto this card on a weekly basis, and you may then use it just like any other debit card. If, however, you would prefer to have your benefits deposited directly into your bank account, you can manage your payment method through your WYUI online account.
Filing an Appeal
If your unemployment claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. In Wyoming, you can do so through the online appeal form on the WYUI website, or by submitting a signed statement that you disagree with the decision to the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Division at the address or fax number listed on your decision letter. You also may hand-deliver your appeal statement to any Workforce Center in Wyoming. Detailed instructions for filing an appeal will be included with your denial letter.
Your appeal submission may result in a hearing, which is your opportunity to provide additional testimony and evidence related to your claim. You also may invite witnesses to testify on your behalf. After the hearing, a hearing officer will deliver a decision, and if at that point you’d like to continue your appeal, you may appeal to the Unemployment Insurance Commission within 28 days.
How Do I Report Fraud?
The act of fraud includes making any false statement or misrepresentation of information to receive or increase the amount of unemployment compensation. Any applicant who receives benefits fraudulently must repay those benefits with penalty. Fraudulent applicants will be disqualified from receiving any future unemployment benefits. There is also the chance of being prosecuted for fraud.
You can report suspected unemployment fraud via any of the following three methods:
- Call the General Fraud Hotline at 888-996-9226
- Complete the form on the Wyoming Workforce website at http://doe.state.wy.us/uifraudreporting/
- Print out, complete, and mail or deliver the fraud reporting form to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Unemployment Insurance Division – BPC, PO Box 2760, Casper, Wyoming, 82602-2760
Wyoming Unemployment Office Locations
|Afton Workforce Services||350 South Washington Suite 5
Afton, WY 83110
|Casper Unemployment Office||851 Werner Court Suite 120
Casper, WY 82601
|Cheyenne Unemployment Office||5221 Yellowstone Road
Cheyenne, WY 82002
|Cody Unemployment Office||1026 Blackburn Avenue Suite 1
Cody, WY 82414
|Kemmerer Unemployment Office||20 Adaville Road
PO Box 217
Diamondville, WY 83116
|Douglas Unemployment Office||311 North Russell Ave Suite B
Douglas, WY 82633
|Evanston Unemployment Office||98 Independence Drive
Evanston, WY 82930
|Gillette Unemployment Office||551 Running W Drive Suite 100
Gillette, WY 82718
|Jackson Unemployment Office||155 West Gill Avenue
PO Box 1003
Jackson, WY 83001
|Lander Unemployment Office||1295 12th Street
Lander, WY 82520
|Laramie Unemployment Office||3817 Beech St Suite 100
Laramie, WY 82070
|Newcastle Unemployment Office||22922 HWY 85
Newcastle, WY 82701
|Powell Unemployment Office||North Cheyenne Street
Powell, WY 82435
|Rawlins Unemployment Office||1703 Edinburgh St
Rawlins, WY 82301
|Riverton Unemployment Office||422 East Fremont
PO Box 1610
Riverton, WY 82501
|Rock Springs Unemployment Office||2451 Foothill Blvd Suite 100
Rock Springs, WY 82901
|Sheridan Unemployment Office||247 Grinnell Plaza Suite 200
Sheridan, WY 82801
|Torrington Unemployment Office||1610 East M Street
Torrington, WY 82240
|Wheatland Unemployment Office||1958 W. Mariposa Parkway
Wheatland, WY 82201
|Worland Unemployment Office||1200 Culbertson Street Suite F
Worland, WY 82401