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.
- Unemployment Benefits
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, 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.
Sign up to be notified about upcoming career fairs, hiring events and other news to help you in your job search.
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.
Additional Resources for Fraud