Indiana Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Unemployment insurance benefits in Indiana assist unemployed workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. This safety net helps to maintain economic stability as Indiana residents search for new work.

Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act of 1939, employers pay taxes that cover the costs of administering unemployment compensation, plus other employment service programs at the state and federal levels. No employee wages are withheld to help cover the costs of unemployment insurance benefits or any additional unemployment-related state services.

Indiana Unemployment Services

Websitein.gov/dwd/indiana-unemployment
Phone800-891-6499
Email[email protected]
Apply OnlineFile a Claim
Weekly CertificationFile a Weekly Claim
Appeal a DenialRequest a Hearing
Find a Local OfficeCareer Center Locations
Report FraudBenefits Fraud
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How To Qualify for Indiana Unemployment Benefits

In Indiana, claimants must show the following to qualify for UI benefits:

The claimant must have earned sufficient previous income during the base period for review. The eligibility amount is determined by Indiana guidelines and is specific to the type of work performed.

  • The claimant must have lost employment through no fault of his or her own.
  • The claimant must be physically and mentally able and available to accept suitable work if and when it is offered.
  • The claimant must be able to show that he or she is actively seeking a new, full-time job.

Keep in mind that individual determinations are made on a case-by-case basis, determined by the documentation submitted. If you aren’t positive that you meet all eligibility criteria, your best course of action is to apply and find out for sure.

Benefit Payments and Duration

Base PeriodFirst 4 of the last 5 completed quarters
Alt Base PeriodLast 4 completed quarters
Duration of BenefitsWeekly PaymentMaximum Benefits Amount (1 year)
MinMax
26 weeks$37$390$10,140

How To Apply for Indiana Unemployment Benefits

It’s fast and easy to submit your initial claim for unemployment assistance through Uplink CSS, Indiana’s online system for unemployment insurance claims. It’s a good idea to watch the online tutorial the state provides before you submit your claim, which may help prevent errors that could delay your receiving your benefit payment.

If you do not have access to the Internet, you also may contact your nearest full-service WorkOne Career Center so that someone can assist you with submitting your claim. You can also apply online using a WorkOne computer station if you visit during normal business hours.

Managing Your Unemployment Benefits

For each week that you expect to receive unemployment assistance, you must document that you remain eligible to receive UI benefits. You will be asked to do so through Indiana’s Uplink filing system, using the same account you created when you submitted your initial claim.

When you submit your weekly certification, you will be asked a series of questions designed to determine your continued eligibility. For example, you will be asked to report your job-search activities for the previous week, along with any wages you earned and any job offers you received. It’s important to file your certification each week. Failure to do so could mean a delay in receiving your unemployment compensation.

Filing an Appeal

Once your initial claim is submitted, you will receive a formal determination of eligibility, which will appear as a message on the homepage of your Uplink account. If you disagree with this decision, you have the option to request an appeal, as does your employer. Your appeal will be heard by an Administrative Law Judge.

To request an appeal, you should complete a written statement that includes your name, your Social Security number, your mailing address and phone number, and a full description of why you believe the decision regarding your claim is in error.

You should submit your request for appeal within 10 days of the final date listed on your determination of eligibility. Be sure to keep a copy for your records.

Submit your request in any of the following ways:

Fax: 317-233-6888

Mail:
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Attn: Appeals Division
10 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Deliver in person:
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Attn: Appeals Division
10 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Reporting Fraud

Fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits by providing misinformation, not reporting earnings, or using someone else’s identity is a serious crime. Unemployment fraud wastes taxpayer dollars and potentially keeps needed financial assistance away from those who may be most in need.

Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development aggressively pursues any reported acts of fraud committed against its unemployment insurance benefits program. In addition, the department works collaboratively with other state agencies to check employment and unreported earnings.

If you believe someone is committing unemployment insurance fraud, the state of Indiana asks that you file a report as soon as possible that includes as much information as you can provide.

Indiana Unemployment Office Locations

Unemployment Office - Anderson140 E. 53rd Street
Anderson, IN 46013
765-642-4981
Unemployment Office - Steuben County907 S. Wayne Street Ste 200
Angola, IN 46703
260-624-2004
Unemployment Office - DeKalb County936 W 15th Street Suite 100
Auburn, IN 46706-2031
260-925-0124
Unemployment Office - Bedford2405 Mitchell Road
Bedford, IN 47421-3861
812-279-4400
Unemployment Office - Bloomington1531 S Curry Pike Suite 200
Bloomington, IN 47403
812-331-6000
Unemployment Office - Wells County360 N Main Street Suite B
Bluffton, IN 46714
260-824-0855
Brazil Unemployment Office921 W National Avenue
Brazil, IN 47834
812-448-2636
Clinton Unemployment Office306 South Main Street
Clinton, IN 47842
765-832-3523
Unemployment Office - Whitley County480 W Plaza Drive
Columbia City, IN 46725
260-248-8611
Unemployment Office - Columbus4555 Central Avenue
Suite 1300
Columbus, IN 47203
812-376-3351
Fayette County Unemployment Office715 W. 21st Street
Connersville, IN 47331
765-825-8581
Corydon Unemployment Office101 West Highway 62
orydon, IN 47112
812-620-6892
Crawfordsville Unemployment Office2985 Industrial Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
765-362-3790
Unemployment Office - Adams County313 W Jefferson  Street #303
Decatur, IN 46733
260-724-4963
Elkhart County Unemployment Office430 Waterfall Drive
Elkhart, IN 46516-3696
574-295-0105
English Unemployment Office743 E. State Rd. 64
Government Annex Center
English, IN 47118
812-620-6892
Unemployment Office - Evansville4600 Washington Ave
Washington Plaza Suite 113
Evansville, IN 47714
812-424-4473
Unemployment Office - Allen County201 East Rudisill Blvd #102
Fort Wayne, IN 46806-1756
260-745-3555
Franklin Unemployment Office97 Umbarger Lane
Franklin, IN 46131-1665
317-736-5531
Gary - Unemployment Office504 Broadway 4th Floor
Gary, IN 46402
219-981-4100
Greencastle Unemployment Office1007 Mill Pond Lane Suite A
Greencastle, IN 46135
765-653-2421
Greenfield Unemployment Office836 South State Street
Greenfield, IN 46140
317-462-7711
Unemployment Office - Greensburg422 E Central Ave
Greensburg, IN 47240
812-663-8597
Hammond Unemployment Office200 Russell Street
Hammond, IN 46320
219-933-8332
Unemployment Office - Huntington County2201 N. Jefferson Street
Huntington, IN 46750
260-356-2858
Unemployment Office Indianapolis4410 N Shadeland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46226
317-798-0335
Jasper Unemployment Office850 College Avenue
Jasper, IN 47546
812-634-1599
Jeffersonville Unemployment Office501 E. Court Ave Room #316
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
812-620-6780
Unemployment Office - Noble County1607 Dowling Street
Suite B3 Impact Institute
Kendallville, IN 46755
260-599-1000
Knox Unemployment Office1913 S Heaton Suite B
Knox, IN 46534
574-772-6882
Unemployment Office - Kokomo700 East Firmin St Suite 150
Kokomo, IN 46902
765-450-3019
Unemployment Office - Lafayette820 Park East Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47905
765-474-5411
Unemployment Office - LaGrange County848 North Detroit Street
Lagrange, IN 46761
260-499-4835
LaPorte Unemployment Office300 Legacy Plaza West
Laporte, IN 46350-5276
219-362-2175
Unemployment Office - Lawrenceburg500 Industrial Drive #1305
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
812-537-1117
Unemployment Office Boone County358 N. Mount Zion Rd.
Lebanon, IN 46050
765-482-0160
Unemployment Office - Linton1600 A Street NE Suite 4
Linton, IN 47441-0069
812-847-4479
Logansport Unemployment Office1 Ivy Tech Way Suite B
Logansport, IN 46947
574-722-6652
Unemployment Office Martin County504 Park St.
Loogootee, IN 47553
812-295-2722
Unemployment Office - Madison100 E Second St. Suite F
Madison, IN 47250-1078
812-265-3734
Unemployment Office - Grant County850 N. Miller Avenue
Marion, IN 46952
765-668-8911
Michigan City Unemployment Office301 E 8th Street Suite 120
Michigan City, IN 46360
219-809-0575
Monticello Unemployment Office1017 O’Conner Blvd
Monticello, IN 47960
574-583-4128
Morocco Unemployment Office4117 South 240 West
Morocco, IN 47963
219-285-6805
Unemployment Office - Muncie3301 W. Purdue Avenue
Muncie, IN 47304
765-289-1861
Unemployment Office Brown County246 East Main Street
Nashville, IN 47448
812-988-6968
Unemployment Office New Albany2125 State St Suite 16
New Albany, IN 47150
812-948-6102
Henry County Unemployment Office376 South 15th Street
New Castle, IN 47362-4206
765-529-3010
Unemployment Office Affiliate Noblesville300 N. 17th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060
317-841-8194
Unemployment Office - North Vernon1200 West O & M Avenue
North Vernon, IN 47265
812-346-6030
Unemployment Office Orange County1075 North Sandy Hook Rd #C
Paoli, IN 47454
812-723-2359
Peru Unemployment Office685 E Main Street
Peru, IN 46970
765-472-3562
Plainfield Unemployment Office995 Andico Rd.
Plainfield, IN 46168
317-838-9335
Plymouth - Unemployment Office2701 N. Michigan Suite 103
Plymouth, IN 46563
574-936-8919
Portage Unemployment Office1575 Adler Circle Suite A
Portage, IN 46368
219-762-6592
Unemployment Office - Princeton2429 S. Crabtree
Princeton, IN 47670
812-386-7983
Rensselaer Unemployment Office105 Drexel Parkway Suite 1
Rensselaer, IN 47978
219-866-4330
Rochester Unemployment Office927 Main Street
Rochester, IN 46975
574-223-8542
Rockville Unemployment Office517 North Lincoln Road
Rockville, IN 47872
765-569-2021
Salem Unemployment OfficeSt. Vincent Hospital
Lower Level, 911 N. Shelby St.
Salem, IN 47167
812-620-6780
Unemployment Office - Scottsburg821 S. Lake Rd. S. Room 331
Scottsburg, IN 47170
812-620-6780
Unemployment Office - Seymour323 Dupont Drive PO Box 1003
Seymour, IN 47274
812-522-9074
Unemployment Office - Shelbyville2177 Intelliplex Drive Suite 112
Shelbyville, IN 46176
317-392-3251
St. Joseph County Unemployment Office851 Marietta Street
South Bend, IN 46601-3253
574-237-9675
Unemployment Office Owen County205 East Morgan Street Suite B
Spencer, IN 47460
812-829-6511
Sullivan Unemployment Office35 West Jackson Street
Sullivan, IN 47882
812-268-3358
Unemployment Office - Perry County1034 31st Street PO Box 413
Tell City, IN 47586
812-548-4870
Unemployment Office Terre Haute30 North 8th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
812-234-6602
Unemployment Office Vincennes2437 North 6th Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
812-882-8770
Unemployment Office - Wabash County277 N. Thorne Street Room 107
Wabash, IN 46992
260-563-8421
Kosciusko County Unemployment Office715 South Buffalo Street
Warsaw, IN 46580
574-269-3050
Unemployment Office Daviess County8 NE 21st St
Washington, IN 47501
812-254-7734
Warren County Learning Center26 East 2nd Street
Williamsport, IN 47993
765-764-1880
Winamac Unemployment Office123 N Market Street Suite 2
Winamac, IN 46996
574-946-6300