Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Benefits

The Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program is administered by the Department of Employment and Economic Development. The program provides temporary financial support for unemployed workers who have suffered job loss through no fault of their own.

Minnesota UI benefits are funded through a tax paid by employers. This unemployment insurance program helps ease the financial burden of unemployment on individuals, families, communities, and the overall Minnesota economy.

Minnesota Unemployment Services

Websitehttps://www.uimn.org/uimn
Phone877-898-9090
Apply OnlineFile a Claim
Weekly CertificationFile a Weekly Claim
Appeal a DenialRequest a Hearing
Find a Local OfficeOffice Directory
Report FraudUI Fraud Reporting
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Am I Eligible for Unemployment Benefits in Minnesota?

Minnesota residents who meet the following criteria generally are deemed eligible for Minnesota unemployment benefits:

  • Have sufficient earnings during the base period for review
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S. If a claimant is not a U.S. citizen, they must be able to present appropriate authorization to work
  • Unemployed, or working substantially reduced hours, through no fault of the claimant
  • Be able and available to accept suitable work whenever it is offered

No eligibility determinations can be made until the initial unemployment claim is submitted and reviewed. If a claimant is unemployed for any reason other than the employer’s lack of work, Minnesota law requires that a formal process be followed to determine whether you are eligible for any UI benefit.

Benefit Payments and Duration

Base PeriodFirst 4 of the last 5 completed quarters
Alt Base PeriodN/A
Duration of BenefitsWeekly PaymentMaximum Benefits Amount (1 year)
MinMax
11-26 weeks$28$462$12,012-$19,240

How To Apply for Unemployment Benefits in Minnesota

You can apply for unemployment insurance benefits either online or by phone using Minnesota’s  self-service system. The online Applicant Self-Service System is the fastest and easiest way to apply for UI benefits and to manage your account on an ongoing basis. Once you set up your account, you can follow the step-by-step instructions to submit your initial unemployment claim.

An automated phone option, offering English, Spanish, Hmong and Somali languages is also available Sunday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To apply by phone, use any of the following numbers:

  • Twin Cities area: 651-296-3644
  • Greater Minnesota: 877-898-9090
  • TTY (for the deaf and hard of hearing): 866-814-1252

Managing Your Minnesota Unemployment Benefits

To continue receiving unemployment compensation on a regular basis, you will be required to complete a weekly certification to collect your weekly unemployment payment. You can submit this weekly request online or over the phone by using the self-service system at the numbers listed above.

You can complete your weekly certification in just a few steps:

  • Log in to your existing account
  • Select “Request a Benefit Payment”
  • Answer the questions about the prior one-week time period, which will allow the state of Minnesota to determine your continued eligibility for supplemental unemployment benefits. Report any hours you worked or any income you earned from any job, including part-time work and self-employment.

How Do I Appeal a Decision?

Minnesota UI benefits law provides for a fair and impartial hearing for any party who disagrees with a determination issued by the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program, including both the employee and the Minnesota employer.

If you are unhappy with a particular determination regarding your claim, you may file your appeal online, mail it, or fax it within the timeframe outlined on your determination letter.

To file an appeal online, log into your account, select the decision you disagree with and follow the instructions for appeal. You also may apply in writing by the methods outlined below:

Fax: 651-205-4007

Mail:
P.O. Box 4629
St. Paul, MN 55101-4629

Please note that if you file an appeal by fax or mail, you must include the following information:

  • Your name
  • Detailed reasoning for the appeal
  • Issue ID for your claim
  • Social Security number

How Do I Report Fraud?

The best way to report unemployment fraud and identity theft in Minnesota is to do so within your online account by selecting “Suspected Fraudulent Activity under Other Issues.” The state of Minnesota will review the information and take all appropriate immediate next steps to resolve the issue.

You also may report fraud concerns using the state of Minnesota’s online fraud form.

Minnesota Unemployment Office Locations

Unemployment Office - Albert Lea2200 Riverland Drive
Albert Lea, MN 56007-3145
507-369-1488
Unemployment Office - Alexandria303 22nd Avenue W
Suite 107
Alexandria, MN 56308
320-391-9262
Unemployment Office - Austin1600 8th Avenue NW
Austin, MN 55912-1400
507-433-0555
Unemployment Office - Bemidji2300 24th Street NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-444-0732
Unemployment Office - Blaine1201 89th Avenue NE
Suite 235
Blaine, MN 55434
763-324-2300
Unemployment Office - Bloomington4220 West Old Shakopee Rd
Suite #200
Bloomington, MN 55437
952-703-7730
Unemployment Office - Brainerd204 Laurel Street
Suite 21
Brainerd, MN 56401
218-828-2450
Unemployment Office - Brooklyn Park7225 Northland Drive N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
763-279-4400
Unemployment Office - Burnsville2800 County Road 42 W
Burnsville, MN 55337
952-703-3100
Unemployment Office - Cambridge140 Buchanan St N
Suite 152
Cambridge, MN 55008-1756
763-279-4492
Unemployment Office - Chaska602 East 4th Street
Chaska, MN 55318
952-361-1711
Unemployment Office - Cloquet14 North 11th Street
Suite 140
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-878-5000
Unemployment Office - Cottage Grove13000 Ravine Parkway South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
651-430-4162
Unemployment Office - Crookston2015 Sahlstrom Dr
Crookston, MN 56716
218-277-7330
Unemployment Office - Detroit Lakes803 Roosevelt Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
218-846-7377
Unemployment Office - Duluth402 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802
218-302-8400
Unemployment Office - Fairmont400 South State Street
Ste 180
Fairmont, MN 56031-0767
507-235-5518
Unemployment Office - Faribault201 South Lyndale Avenue
S1; Faribo Town Square
Faribault, MN 55021-5758
507-333-2088
Unemployment Office - Fergus Falls1414 College Way
Suite L180
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-739-7675
Unemployment Office - Forest Lake19955 Forest Road North
Forest Lake, MN 55025-9733
651-275-7265
Unemployment Office - Grand Rapids1215 SE 2nd Avenue
Itasca Resource Center
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-327-6760
Unemployment Office - Hibbing3920 13th Avenue East
Hibbing, MN 55746-3675
218-231-8590
Unemployment Office - Hutchinson2 Century Avenue Southeast
Hutchinson, MN 55350
320-587-4740
Unemployment Office - International Falls1501 Highway 71
Rm SC 128
International Falls, MN 56649
218-283-9427
Unemployment Office - Litchfield114 North Holcomb Ave
Suite 170
Litchfield, MN 55355-2273
320-593-1056
Unemployment Office - Little Falls609 13th Ave NE Suite G
Little Falls, MN 56345
320-232-2000
Unemployment Office - Mankato12 Civic Center Plaza
Suite 1600A
Mankato, MN 56001-7796
507-344-2622
Unemployment Office - Marshall607 West Main Street
Third Floor
Marshall, MN 56258
507-476-4040
Unemployment Office - Minneapolis North800 West Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-299-7200
Unemployment Office - Minneapolis South777 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
651-539-4410
Unemployment Office - Montevideo202 North 1st Street
Suite 100
Montevideo, MN 56265
320-269-5561
Unemployment Office - Monticello406 East 7th Street
PO Box 720
Monticello, MN 55362
763-271-3700
Unemployment Office - Moorhead715 11th Street N
Suite 302
Moorhead, MN 56560
218-287-5060
Unemployment Office - Mora903 E Forest Avenue
Mora, MN 55051-1617
320-679-6484
Unemployment Office - New Ulm1618 South Broadway
Suite 203
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-508-4041
Unemployment Office - North Saint Paul2266 2nd St N
North St. Paul, MN 55109
651-266-9890
Unemployment Office - Red Wing1606 West Third Street
Red Wing, MN 55066
651-385-6402
Unemployment Office - Rochester2070 College View Rd E
Rochester, MN 55904
507-292-5152
Unemployment Office - Roseau121 Center St E
202
Roseau, MN 56751
218-463-2233
Unemployment Office - Shakopee752 Canterbury Road South
Shakopee, MN 55379-1840
952-496-8310
Unemployment Office - Saint Cloud1542 Northway Dr.
Door 2
St. Cloud, MN 56303
320-308-5320
Unemployment Office - Saint Paul540 Fairview Ave North
Suite 103
St. Paul, MN 55104
651-539-4100
Unemployment Office - Thief River Falls1301 Highway 1 E
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
218-683-8060
Unemployment Office - Virginia820 9th Street North
Virginia, MN 55792-2345
218-735-3740
Unemployment Office - Wadena124 1st Street SE
Suite 2
Wadena, MN 56482-0643
218-631-7660
Unemployment Office - West Saint Paul1 Mendota Road West
Suite 170
West St. Paul, MN 55118
651-554-5955
Unemployment Office - Willmar2200 23rd Street North East
Suite 2040
Willmar, MN 56201-9423
320-441-6590
Unemployment Office - Winona1250 Homer Rd
Suite 200
Winona, MN 55987-4842
507-205-6060
Unemployment Office - Woodbury2150 Radio Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
651-275-8650
Unemployment Office - Worthington318 - 9th Street
PO Box 816
Worthington, MN 56187
507-295-5020