Avoid long wait times. File your claims online.
Use this link to make a first time application for benefits, or to open an existing claim.
Use this link to file a claim each week that you are unemployed.
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Unemployment Contact Center Hours:
- File a weekly claim.
- Check the status of your claim.
- Change personal information such as your mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, PIN and password.
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Except on State holidays
Topeka: (785) 575-1460
Kansas City: (913) 596-3500
Wichita: (316) 383-9947
Toll-Free (800) 292-6333
Frequently Asked Questions
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Use this link to report when a claimant is fraudulently receiving unemployment benefits. All allegations of fraud are investigated.
Reminder: KDOL offices are closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. Unemployment benefit payments for the week of the 27th will be delayed by one day.
School employees and educators may be entitled to collect unemployment insurance but have a different criteria to determine eligibility for unemployment insurance. If you would like to learn the facts about Reasonable Assurance of Employment click here.
Attention Claimants: If you are drawing unemployment and working part time, you may be eligible for Unemployment Benefits if your weekly GROSS pay before taxes is lower than $456. If your GROSS pay before taxes is equal or exceeds $456, you ARE NOT eligible to apply for Unemployment Benefits. To calculate GROSS wages, take your hourly rate times the hours you work. If you are being furloughed by your employer, the same rules apply.
Questions about an overpayment debt sent for offset? Read the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) FAQs or call the Benefit Payment Control unit at