Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Kentucky’s unemployment insurance benefits program provides temporary financial support to eligible workers who have become unemployed through no fault of their own. UI benefits help bridge the gap in lost wages while a worker is between jobs.

This unemployment assistance is not based on need, and benefits are administered in weekly payments as long as a claimant continues to meet eligibility requirements.

If you were terminated from employment, are experiencing dramatically reduced hours, or have lost employment because of company closure, you may be eligible for UI benefits in Kentucky.

Kentucky Unemployment Services

Websitehttps://kcc.ky.gov
Phone502-564-2900
Apply Onlinehttps://uiclaimsportal.ky.gov/s
Weekly Certificationhttps://uiclaimsportal.ky.gov/s
Appeal a DenialRequest a Hearing
Find a Local Officehttps://kcc.ky.gov/Pages/Locations.aspx
Report FraudInsurance Fraud Reporting
Coronavirus Updateshttps://kcc.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

How To Qualify for Unemployment Benefits in Kentucky

In general, a claimant may be eligible for UI benefits if he or she meets the following requirements:

  • The claimant is unemployed through no fault of his or her own
  • The claimant has worked in Kentucky during the previous 12 months
  • The claimant has earned a minimum amount of wages, as specified by Kentucky guidelines
  • The claimant is actively seeking work

Individual determinations cannot be made until you submit an initial claim, so if you’re not sure whether you’re eligible for Kentucky unemployment assistance, you should apply and find out for certain.

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
15-26 weeks$39$569$14,352

How To Apply for Unemployment Benefits in Kentucky

The best way to apply for unemployment compensation is to do so online. You may file your initial claim online Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

If you do not have Internet access, you also can apply by calling 502-875-0442 Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You also may call toll-free at 800-648-6057 for telecommunications relay service.

How Do I Manage My Unemployment Benefits?

For each week you request an unemployment compensation payment, you will need to certify with the state of Kentucky that you remain within state eligibility requirements. You can do so online, using the same account you created when you submitted your initial claim.

The process is simple – you just need to answer questions about your work-related activities for the previous week. For example, you can provide information about any wages you’ve earned, along with all your work search activities and whether you received or declined any offers for work.

To request your bi-weekly benefit payment by phone, call 877-3MY-KYUI or 877-369-5984.

How Do I Appeal a Decision?

Either you or your employer may appeal any decision regarding your claim. Once your claim is reviewed, you will receive a formal notice of the state’s decision. If you’d like to request an appeal, you should follow the instructions for appeals that you will find listed on your official decision notice.

Generally, you need to request an appeal within 15 days of the mailing date on your official notice. All requests for appeal need to be submitted in writing, and they can be submitted to either of the following offices in Kentucky:

Mail: Appeals Branch
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 502-564-7850

Mail: UI Commission
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 502-564-3562

How Do I Report Fraud?

Unemployment insurance fraud can include everything from misrepresentation of facts to identity theft. It is a significant crime that diverts unemployment compensation away from those who need it the most. 

If you suspect someone of committing unemployment fraud, you can report your concerns to the state of Kentucky. Simply visit the Kentucky Career Center website and complete the fraud reporting form.

Kentucky Unemployment Office Locations

Kentucky Unemployment Office - Albany2353 N. HWY 127
Albany, KY 42602
606-387-8082
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Clinton County2353 North Highway 127
Albany, KY 42602
606-387-6648
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Allen60 Court Street
Allen, KY 41601
606-874-2990
Ashland Unemployment Office1140 College Drive
Ashland, KY 41102
606-326-2199
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Ashland1844 Carter Ave
Ashland, KY 41101
606-920-2024
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Barbourville464 Court Square
Barbourville, KY 40906
606-546-2639
Knox County Adult Education133 Wall Street
Barbourville, KY 40906
606-545-6032
Lee County Unemployment Office242 Lee Avenue
Beattyville, KY 41311
606-464-5021
Unemployment Office - Beattyville
70 Locust Street
Beattyville, KY 41311
606-464-2259
Owsley County Adult Education1 Shepard Lane
Booneville, KY 41314
606-593-5194
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Bowling Green803 Chestnut St
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-746-7425
Bracken County Public Library310 West Miami Street
PO Box 305
Brooksville, KY 41004
606-735-3620
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Campbellsville1311 E. Broadway Suite C
Campbellsville, KY 42718
270-465-2335
Unemployment Office - Campton
10 Court Street
PO Box 805
Campton, KY 41301
606-668-3549
Wolfe County Adult Unemployment Office168 Wolfe County Elementary School Rd - PO Box 1096
Campton, KY 41301
606-668-3989
Unemployment Office - Carlisle
2323 Concrete Road Suite A
Carlisle, KY 40311
859-289-7172
Nicholas County Youth Service Center103 School Drive
Carlisle, KY 40311
859-289-3702
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Carroll County1209 Highland Avenue Suite E
Carrollton, KY 41008
502-662-0319
Career Advancement Center50 Career Way
Central City, KY 42330
270-338-5939
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Columbia969 Campbellsville Road
Columbia, KY 42728
270-384-1741
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Corbin103 Northside Plaza
Corbin, KY 40701
606-528-3460
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Covington1324 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY 41011
859-292-6666
Unemployment Office - Cumberland700 College Road
Cumberland, KY 40923
606-248-0768
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Danville121 East Broadway
Danville, KY 40422
589-239-7004
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Elizabethtown233 Ring Rd Suite 100
Elizabethtown, KY 42702
270-766-5115
Fleming County Unemployment Office202 Bypass Blvd
Fleming County Public Library
Flemingsburg, KY 41041
606-356-1416
Fleming County Unemployment Office100 Court Square
Room 202
Flemingsburg, KY 41041
606-845-4708
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Florence8020 Veterans Memorial Dr
Florence, KY 41042
859-371-0808
Frenchburg Unemployment Office6969 Tarr Ridge Road
Frenchburg, KY 40322
606-768-2111
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Georgetown100 Technology Drive
Suite 2
Georgetown, KY 40324
502-863-2402
Carter County Unemployment Office116 West Main Street
PO Box 295
Grayson, KY 41143
606-474-9375
Fivco Area Development District32 Fivco Court
Grayson, KY 41143
606-929-1366
Unemployment Office - Grayson
1758 Midland Trail
Grayson, KY 41143
606-474-8118
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Green County416 Scottsville Street
Greensburg, KY 42743
270-932-6602
Greenup Unemployment Office614 Main Street
Greenup, KY 41144
606-473-1091
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Harlan319 Camden Street
PO Box 1556
Harlan, KY 40831
606-573-5330
Ohio County Unemployment Office130 East Washington Street
Suite 115
Hartford, KY 42347
270-298-4421
Hancock County Unemployment Office1605 US Highway 60 West
Hawesville, KY 42348
270-927-8066
Hazard Community and Technical CollegeOne Community College Drive
Hazard, KY 41701
606-487-3110
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Perry County412 Roy Campbell Dr
Hazard, KY 41701
606-436-3161
Hindman Unemployment Office1622 Hwy 160
PO Box 21
Hindman, KY 41822
606-785-3322
Knott County Adult Unemployment Office238 Hwy 160 South
Room 311
Hindman, KY 41822
606-487-3515
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Hopkinsville110 Riverfront Dr
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
270-889-6509
Hyden Unemployment Office121 Maple Street
PO Box 899
Hyden, KY 41749
606-672-2155
Martin County Unemployment Office387 East Main Street
Suite 220
Inez, KY 41224
606-298-0207
Estill Development Alliance177 Broadway
PO Box 421
Irvine, KY 40336
606-723-2450
Middle Kentucky Community Action Partnership, Inc.500 Brown Street
Jackson, KY 41339
606-666-2369
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Lebanon516 Workshop Lane
Lebanon, KY 40033
270-692-6870
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Lexington2473 Fortune Dr
Suite 180
Lexington, KY 40509
859-267-2223
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Liberty1031 Hustonville Street
Liberty, KY 42539
606-787-1405
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Laurel County100 University Drive
KCTCS - London Campus
London, KY 40741
606-330-2115
Lawrence County Adult Unemployment Office235 East Powhatan Street
Louisa, KY 41230
606-638-0601
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Downtown Louisville600 West Cedar St
Louisville, KY 40202
502-595-4003
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Nia Center2900 West Broadway
Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40211-1279
502-574-4100
Kentucky Manufacturing Unemployment Office160 Rochester Drive
Building W, Airport Industrial Center
Louisville, KY 40214
502-276-9711
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Madisonville755 Industrial Road
Madisonville, KY 42431
270-821-9966
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Manchester1535 Shamrock Road
Manchester, KY 40962
606-598-5127
Crittenden County Ed Tech Center200 Industrial Drive
PO Box 381
Marion, KY 42064
270-965-9294
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Maysville201 Government St
Suite 101
Maysville, KY 41056
606-564-3347
Jackson County Unemployment Office654 Education Mountain Drive
PO Box 1390
McKee, KY 40447
606-287-3571
Kentucky Unemployment Office - McKee5748 Highway 290
McKee, KY 40447
606-364-4484
Unemployment Office - Middlesboro Campus100 College Rd.
Middlesboro, KY 40965
606-248-0768
Unemployment Office - Pineville Campus100 College Road
Middlesboro, KY 40965
606-248-0256
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Monticello1500 North Main
Suite 168
Monticello, KY 42633
606-348-6050
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Morehead1225 US 60 W
Suite 106
Morehead, KY 40351
606-783-8525
Robertson County Library207 North Main Street
PO Box 282
Mount Olivet, KY 41064
606-724-5746
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Mount Sterling200 Oak Grove Drive
Suite 3
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
859-554-2525
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Olive Hill21039 W US Highway 60
Olive Hill, KY 41164
606-286-4443
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Owensboro3108 Fairview Drive
Owensboro, KY 42303
270-687-7297
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Paducah416 S. 6th Street
Paducah, KY 42003
270-575-7000
Big Sandy Area Community Action Program230 Court Street
Room 329
Paintsville, KY 41240
606-789-3641
Pikeville - Office of Vocational Rehabilitation138 College ST
Pikeville, KY 41501
606-433-7618
Pikeville Unemployment Office478 Town Mountain Road
Pikeville, KY 41501
606-432-2775
Bell Whitley Community Action Agency129 Pine Street PO Box 159
Pineville, KY 40977
606-337-3044
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Pineville129 Pine St PO Box 159
Pineville, KY 40977
606-337-3044
Unemployment Office - Prestonsburg
One Bert T Combs Drive
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
606-886-7334
Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center478 Meadows Branch
Prestonsburg, KY 41653-1501
606-433-2256
Kentucky Office of Career Development686 North Lake Drive
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
606-889-1772
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Richmond830 Eastern Bypass
Richmond, KY 40403
859-544-6004
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Russell County2384 Lakeway Dr
PO Box 1570
Russell Springs, KY 42642
270-866-6733
KCTCS Magoffin County Unemployment Office39 School Drive PO Box 109
Salyersville, KY 41465
606-349-7005
Salyersville - Big Sandy Area Community Action Program131 South Church Street
PO Box 346
Salyersville, KY 41465
606-349-2217
Elliott Adult Education Unemployment Office40 KY 556 PO Box 324
Sandy Hook, KY 41171
606-738-5733
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Elliott County207 S. KY 7
Sandy Hook, KY 41171
606-738-4731
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Somerset410 E Mount Vernon St.
PO Box 29
Somerset, KY 42502-0029
606-677-4124
Powell County Adult Education - Unemployment Office691 Breckenridge Street
Stanton, KY 40380
606-663-1948
Lewis County Adult Education112 2nd Street Suite 300
Vanceburg, KY 41179
606-796-0245
Gateway Community Action151 University Drive
PO Box 367
West Liberty, KY 41472
606-743-3133
West Liberty - Unemployment Office563 B Main Street
PO Box 84
West Liberty, KY 41472
606-743-7978
Unemployment Office - Whitesburg417 State HWY 2034
Whitesburg, KY 41858
606-633-4458
Whitesburg - Office of Vocational Rehabilitation417 Highway 2034 Suite C
Whitesburg, KY 41858
606-633-2568
Unemployment Office - Whitley City
141 College St.
Whitley City, KY 42653
606-376-7512
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Williamsburg1000 S Highway 25 W
Williamsburg, KY 40769
606-549-4505
Kentucky Unemployment Office - Williamstown390 N Main Street
Williamstown, KY 41097
859-428-7519