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

Private Website
Oklahoma Unemployment
Apply Onlinehttps://ui.ok.gov
Weekly Certificationhttps://ui.ok.gov
Appeal a DenialFile an Appeal
Find a Local Officehttps://okjobmatch.com/contact
Report FraudFile a Formal Complaint
Coronavirus Updateshttps://oklahoma.gov/oesc/individuals/faqs.html

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 PeriodFirst 4 of the last 5 completed quarters
Alt Base PeriodLast 4 completed quarters
Duration of BenefitsWeekly PaymentMaximum Benefits Amount (1 year)
16-26 weeks$16$539$11,405

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.

Reporting Fraud

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 - Ada1500 Hoppe Blvd Suite 2
Ada, OK 74820
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Altus1115 North Spurgeon Street
Altus, OK 73521
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Ardmore2421 Autumn Run Suite B
Ardmore, OK 73401
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Atoka1301 W. Liberty Road
Atoka, OK 74525-0223
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Bartlesville210 NE Washington Blvd
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Chandler722 Manvel Ave.
Chandler, OK 74834-2842
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Chickasha301 South 2nd Street
Chickasha, OK 73018
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Duncan1927 West Elk Avenue
Duncan, OK 73533
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Durant4209 West Highway 70
Durant, OK 74701
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - El Reno210 N. Choctaw Ave.
El Reno, OK 73036-2679
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Enid114 S. Independence
Enid, OK 73701
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Guymon304 NE 4th
Guymon, OK 73942
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Idabel2102 SE Washington
Suite B and C
Idabel, OK 74745
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Lawton1711 SW 11th Street
Lawton, OK 73501
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - McAlester1414 E Wade Watts Ave
McAlester, OK 74501
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - McAlester1414 East Wade Watts Avenue
McAlester, OK 74501
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Miami121 North Main
Miami, OK 74354
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Muskogee717 South 32nd St
Muskogee, OK 74401
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - OKC Central5005 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Okmulgee1601 S. Wood Drive
Okmulgee, OK 74447-7843
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Pauls Valley522 S. Chickasaw
Pauls Valley, OK 73075-0826
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Ponca City400 E. Central Suite 103
Ponca City, OK 74601
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Poteau1507 South McKenna
Poteau, OK 74953
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Pryor403 East Graham Avenue
Pryor, OK 74361
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Sapulpa1700 South Main
Sapulpa, OK 74066
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Seminole229 North 2nd Street
Seminole, OK 74868
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Shawnee2 John C Bruton Boulevard
Shawnee, OK 74804
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Stillwater3006 E 6th Street
Stillwater, OK 74074
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Tahlegquah1295 Skills Center Circle
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Tusla201 W. 5th Suite 200
Tulsa, OK 74103
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Wilburton1301 W. Main Suite 122
Wilburton, OK 74578
Oklahoma Unemployment Office - Woodward1117 11th Street
Woodward, OK 73801