Oklahoma UnemploymentUpdated May 4, 2021 Unemployment
Oklahoma Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Unemployment insurance benefits in Oklahoma provide assistance that helps eligible unemployed Oklahomans stay financially afloat while they search for new jobs.
Oklahoma residents who become unemployed through no fault of their own are encouraged to apply for Oklahoma unemployment assistance. The UI benefits program in Oklahoma is administered by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
Oklahoma Unemployment Services
|Appeal a Denial||File an Appeal|
|Find a Local Office||https://okjobmatch.com/contact|
|Report Fraud||File a Formal Complaint|
How To Qualify for Oklahoma Unemployment Insurance Benefits
While your ultimate eligibility can’t be determined until you file an initial claim, a claimant is likely to be approved for unemployment insurance benefits if she can show documentation of the following eligibility requirements:
- The claimant is currently unemployed through no fault of his own
- The claimant is able to work
- The claimant is available to accept work when offered and is registered on OKJobMatch.com
- The claimant has earned a minimum of $1,500 in income during the base period for review
- The claimant works for a covered employer who has paid unemployment insurance taxes
Benefit Payments and Duration
|Base Period||First 4 of the last 5 completed quarters|
|Alt Base Period||Last 4 completed quarters|
|Duration of Benefits||Weekly Payment||Maximum Benefits Amount (1 year)|
How Do I Apply for Oklahoma Unemployment Insurance Benefits?
To apply for UI benefits in Oklahoma, you are required to create an online account and create a profile on ui.ok.gov. The process will include verifying your identity and entering your Social Security number.
Once you’ve logged into your account, follow the instructions to begin a Traditional Unemployment Compensation application. You should allow yourself about an hour to complete the full application.
You will need to have information handy regarding things like contact information for your previous employer, your employment start and end dates and your wages earned, along with whether you were paid weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. If you were employed by the federal government or recently discharged from the military, you’ll need to submit copies of your Form SF8 or SF 50 or your DD Form 214, respectively.
Managing Your Unemployment Benefits
Once your initial claim is approved, you’ll need to submit a weekly claim specific to each week you’d like to collect benefits – you can do so through the account you created at ui.ok.gov.
You are required to complete at least two job searches each week. As part of each weekly claim, you must answer questions about your continued availability to work, any wages you earned during the previous week, and what you did to complete your required job searches.
How Do I Appeal a Decision?
If you are unhappy with a decision, you are welcome to file an appeal. To do so, you may submit a request for appeal in person, by mail, fax, telephone, or email.
Your request should include your name, Social Security number, phone number, date of determination, description of what you are appealing, and a detailed statement of why you disagree with the decision regarding your claim.
All pertinent contact information you need for submitting your request for appeal will be included within your letter of determination.
Investigating and prosecuting cases of fraudulent claims helps the state of Oklahoma ensure that it is appropriately using taxpayer dollars and providing UI benefits to those who truly need them. Unfortunately, cases of UI benefits fraud and scams designed to take advantage of benefits recipients have risen to an unprecedented level.
If you suspect someone of committing unemployment benefits fraud, you make a report online using the state of Oklahoma’s online reporting form. The more detail you can provide about the potentially fraudulent situation, the more likely the investigation is to be successful.
Oklahoma Unemployment Office Locations
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Ada||1500 Hoppe Blvd Suite 2|
Ada, OK 74820
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Altus||1115 North Spurgeon Street|
Altus, OK 73521
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Ardmore||2421 Autumn Run Suite B|
Ardmore, OK 73401
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Atoka||1301 W. Liberty Road|
Atoka, OK 74525-0223
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Bartlesville||210 NE Washington Blvd|
Bartlesville, OK 74006
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Chandler||722 Manvel Ave.|
Chandler, OK 74834-2842
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Chickasha||301 South 2nd Street|
Chickasha, OK 73018
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Duncan||1927 West Elk Avenue|
Duncan, OK 73533
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Durant||4209 West Highway 70|
Durant, OK 74701
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - El Reno||210 N. Choctaw Ave.|
El Reno, OK 73036-2679
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Enid||114 S. Independence|
Enid, OK 73701
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Guymon||304 NE 4th|
Guymon, OK 73942
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Idabel||2102 SE Washington|
Suite B and C
Idabel, OK 74745
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Lawton||1711 SW 11th Street|
Lawton, OK 73501
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - McAlester||1414 E Wade Watts Ave|
McAlester, OK 74501
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - McAlester||1414 East Wade Watts Avenue|
McAlester, OK 74501
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Miami||121 North Main|
Miami, OK 74354
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Muskogee||717 South 32nd St|
Muskogee, OK 74401
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - OKC Central||5005 N Lincoln Blvd|
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Okmulgee||1601 S. Wood Drive|
Okmulgee, OK 74447-7843
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Pauls Valley||522 S. Chickasaw|
Pauls Valley, OK 73075-0826
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Ponca City||400 E. Central Suite 103|
Ponca City, OK 74601
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Poteau||1507 South McKenna|
Poteau, OK 74953
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Pryor||403 East Graham Avenue|
Pryor, OK 74361
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Sapulpa||1700 South Main|
Sapulpa, OK 74066
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Seminole||229 North 2nd Street|
Seminole, OK 74868
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Shawnee||2 John C Bruton Boulevard|
Shawnee, OK 74804
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Stillwater||3006 E 6th Street|
Stillwater, OK 74074
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Tahlegquah||1295 Skills Center Circle|
Tahlequah, OK 74464
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Tusla||201 W. 5th Suite 200|
Tulsa, OK 74103
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Wilburton||1301 W. Main Suite 122|
Wilburton, OK 74578
|Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Woodward||1117 11th Street|
Woodward, OK 73801