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Applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available for those who were impacted by the severe weather that occurred on April 25, 2024 through May 9, 2024 in Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray, Okmulgee, Pontotoc, Osage and Washita counties. The deadline to submit a claim for DUA 4776 is July 1, 2024. Applications submitted after that date will be considered untimely unless the individual provides good cause for filing after the deadline. All individuals must file an unemployment insurance claim at https://oklahoma.gov/oesc/individuals. For more information or questions, individuals can call the Unemployment Service Center at 405-525-1500 or visit one of the OESC’s field offices.


Apply for Unemployment

Visit our unemployment portal to file an initial unemployment claim, file a weekly certification, verify your identity, check the status of a claim, or manage an open claim. 

RESEA Appointments

The Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program provides reemployment assistance to Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants who may not be able to return to their previous occupation or industry and, as a result, may run out of unemployment benefits.

Employment & Training Programs

Looking to start a new career, reenter the workforce, or overcome a barrier to employment? OESC offers various programs and resources to help job seekers along their journey, many of which benefit both job seekers and employers.

Filing for Unemployment

Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a temporary supplemental income for individuals who have experienced a loss of work due to no fault of their own, and who worked for a covered employer that paid UI tax. To receive unemployment benefits, individuals must be able and available to work. 

Benefit payments are issued to a debit card provided by our vendor, but automatic transfers to a personal bank account can be set up.

For more information, check out our Claimant Handbook or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Prepare your information and documents ahead of time. This includes two forms of ID and information about your previous employment such as start/end dates and pay. 

Navigate to unemployment.oesc.ok.gov to verify your identity and submit your initial claim for unemployment.

Once submitted, you have seven days to create an account on OKJobMatch.com, and create and publish your resume. Then, for each week you are unemployed, you must,

  • File a weekly certification on unemployment.oesc.ok.gov
  • Conduct two work searches (i.e.., apply for jobs), and keep track of these in the event you are audited. Work searches are not required to be through okjobmatch.com.

Check out our Event Calendar to see upcoming career fairs, hiring events and workshops, or follow us on social media to be notified about upcoming events across the state.

Report & Prevent Fraud

If you receive any type of communication that looks suspicious, but claims to be from OESC, please contact us. Most correspondence from OESC will come through the mail, but you may occasionally receive an email or phone call. OESC will not text you regarding your unemployment benefits.

If you suspect fraudulent actions have been done in your name or if you receive a debit card, a letter with claim information, or any indication that someone may have fraudulently filed a claim in your name, please contact us and if you are still working, you should contact the personnel department at your place of employment.

If you believe your unemployment debit card has been fraudulently acted on, please contact our card vendor Conduent at 866-320-8699 or visit www.goprogram.com.

Additional Resources for Fraud

Employment Related Identity Theft | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)

Identity Theft Recovery Steps | Federal Trade Commission (identitytheft.gov)

Information about Phishing Scams

THE LIFELINE FOR MENTAL HEALTH

A new mental health resource is now available to all Oklahomans. 988 is a direct, three-digit lifeline that connects you with trained behavioral health professionals that can get all Oklahomans the help they need.


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