How to Apply for Unemployment Insurance in Minnesota
For the most part, the process is the same for Federal Employees as it is for any other unemployed worker in Minnesota. However, some additional information needs to be gathered in order for us to process your application.
- The application process uses generic terminology that fits nearly all situations we encounter with the hundreds of thousands of applications for benefits we handle every year. Probably the most significant during this shutdown is the use of the term “furlough” for what we call a “layoff”. Being on a “furlough” is the same as being laid off.
- There are also a couple forms that federal employees typically receive at the time of layoff (furlough). Because of the nature of the shutdown, you may not have gotten these.
- If you have a question about what a term means or how to complete a questionnaire, please call the Minnesota UI Customer Service Center.