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Kansas Unemployment Insurance System Application for Initial Claim


filing a claim

Please print this Unemployment Insurance Application Checklist.

It contains all the information you will need to complete your claim application correctly.


Unemployment Insurance Desk Guide
An easy reference to filing unemployment claims online.

When to use this system

You can file an unemployment insurance claim online:

•  Sunday at noon – Monday at midnight

•  Tuesday – Friday from 7 a.m. – midnight

•  Saturday from 7 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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A few words before you get started

We know you are anxious to file your claim for unemployment benefits and to start collecting payment as soon as possible.

Can you file for unemployment benefits? The answer is yes if:

  • You are currently unemployed
  • You are currently working part-time

If you are still working full time but expect to be unemployed soon, you need to wait until you are no longer working before applying for benefits.

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How to file for your unemployment benefits (A ten-minute tutorial)
Watch the entire video now or look for this image when completing the
application for additional help.


Video Transcript

You may also submit your unemployment insurance application by phone. Call the
Kansas Unemployment Contact Center.