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What do I need to know?

The Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program provides a temporary partial wage replacement to Minnesota workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own.

If you've become unemployed or had your hours greatly reduced, you should:

  1. Complete the Application Process - let us determine whether or not you are eligible.
  2. Read the Information Handbook.
  3. Look for letters in the mail about your benefit amount and how to request benefit payment.
  4. Request a benefit payment every week, even if your eligibility is being determined.
  5. Respond to all requests for information completely, honestly and in a timely manner.

Eligibility requirements

What you need to do each week while requesting benefits. Explains how going to school affects your benefits.

Reason you are unemployed

The reason for your employment separation could make you ineligible to receive benefits.

Returning to work

What to do when you go back to work and later become unemployed again.

Temporary layoffs

Tips for workers being furloughed.

Special programs

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), Reemployment Assistance and Extended Benefits.

Year-end tax information

Unemployment benefits are taxable income under both federal and Minnesota state law. 1099-G information.

Payment errors and fraud

Benefit Overpayment, Auditing your Account, Unemployment Fraud

Cell phone scams and unauthorized websites

Reports of Cell Phone Scam Aimed at Phishing Information from Unemployment Applicants

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