Utah Unemployment Benefits

Utah’s unemployment insurance benefits program helps provide financial assistance to members of the labor force who have lost employment. 

Eligible recipients must be unemployed through no fault of their own, and they must be actively seeking work, enrolled in approved job training, or waiting to be recalled to work. Funding for the program comes from an employment insurance trust that is funded by Utah employers.

Utah Unemployment Services

Private Website
Utah Unemployment
Email[email protected]
Apply Onlinehttps://jobs.utah.gov/ui/home/initialclaims
Weekly CertificationFile a Weekly Claim
Appeal a Denialhttps://jobs.utah.gov/appeals/index.html
Find a Local Officehttps://jobs.utah.gov/jsp/officesearch/#/map
Report Fraudhttps://jobs.utah.gov/department/contact/fraud.html
Coronavirus Updateshttps://jobs.utah.gov/covid19/covidui.html

Am I Eligible for Unemployment Benefits in Utah?

If you have lost your job through no fault of your own, you may be eligible for Utah unemployment insurance benefits. A claimant needs to meet the following eligibility requirements to receive unemployment compensation:

  • Be partially or completely unemployed through no fault of your own.
  • Be a resident of Utah
  • Show documentation of sufficient income during base period to establish eligibility.
  • Show documentation of earned wages in at least two base period quarters. Note that a base period is considered in Utah as the first four of the last five working quarters.
  • Have earned at least $4200 in total earnings during base period, along with earning 1 1/2 times your highest quarter.

Once your initial claim is approved, you must continue to meet the following criteria on a weekly basis:

  • File a weekly claim
  • Be able and available for full-time work if and when offered

 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)
10-26 weeks$32$580$15,080

How To Apply

Utah requires that all new unemployment insurance benefits claims be filed online, through the Utah Department of Workforce Services Unemployment Insurance Claim Filing website. The website is available for use from 2 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., seven days a week, and you can plan for the filing process to take approximately 30 minutes to complete for your initial claim – it comprises the following six steps:

  • Initial Steps: Help verify ID and determine eligibility
  • Personal Information: Enter your contact and demographic information (optional)
  • Employment Information: Enter all employment information for the last several months, including everything associated with the circumstances of your separating from employment
  • Eligibility Questions: Enter information about your current availability for employment
  • Statements: Provides information from the state of Utah surrounding each employer separation.
  • Finalize Your Claim: Review information and instructions to keep your claim active

How Do I Manage My Unemployment Benefits?

To submit your weekly UI claim, you’ll need to set up an account through the state of Utah’s Dept. of Workforce Services. Each week, you must provide both your Social Security number and a Personal Identification Number that you create in order to certify your claim.

You must submit a weekly unemployment claim for each week that you collect benefits. During the weekly certification process, you will be asked questions about your job search activity whether you were offered any employment. Your answers will help determine whether you are eligible for another week of unemployment benefits.

Failure to submit your weekly benefits claim may mean that you are unable to receive UI benefits for that week, so it’s important to be diligent and submit your information on time.

Filing an Appeal

You can file an appeal if you’re unhappy with the initial claim decision. You can request a hearing online through the Department of Workforce Services or submit a written statement of appeal via mail or fax at the contact information below:

Appeals Unit 
Phone: 801-526-9300 or toll-free at 877-800-0671

Address: PO Box 45244
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0244

Fax: 801-526-9242

On first appeal, your case will be reviewed by an administrative law judge. A second appeal will be reviewed by the Workforce Appeals Board. If it’s necessary to appeal the Board’s decision, you may do so through the Utah Court of Appeals.

How Do I Report Fraud?

Reporting incorrect information is considered fraud, and penalties include steep fines, loss of all future benefits, and sometimes even prosecution. If you suspect unemployment insurance fraud, you can file a report online, or you may print it out and mail in a Request For Investigation.

Utah Unemployment Office Locations

Beaver Unemployment Office875 North Main PO Box 1138
Beaver, UT 84713
Blanding Unemployment Office544 North 100 East
Blanding, UT 84511
Brigham City Unemployment Office138 West 990 South
Brigham City, UT 84302
Emery County Unemployment Office550 W. Hwy 29
Castle Dale, UT 84513
Cedar City Unemployment Office176 East 200 North
Cedar City, UT 84720
Clearfield Unemployment Office1290 East 1450 South
Clearfield, UT 84015
Delta Unemployment Office44 South 350 East
Delta, UT 84624
Heber City Unemployment Office69 North 600 West Suite C
Heber City, UT 84032
Junction Unemployment Office550 North Main
PO Box 127
Junction, UT 84740
Kanab Unemployment Office468 East 300 South
Kanab, UT 84741
Lehi Unemployment Office557 W State Street
Lehi, UT 84043
Loa Unemployment Office18 South Main PO Box 267
Loa, UT 84747
Logan Unemployment Office180 North 100 West
Logan, UT 84321
Manti Unemployment Office55 South Main Suite #3
Manti, UT 84642
Midvale Unemployment Office7292 South State Street
Midvale, UT 84047
Moab Unemployment Office457 Kane Creek Boulevard
Moab, UT 84532
Nephi Unemployment Office625 North Main
Nephi, UT 84648
Ogden Unemployment Office480 27th Street
Ogden, UT 84401
Panguitch Unemployment Office665 North Main PO Box 61
Panguitch, UT 84759
Park City Unemployment Office1910 Prospector #100
Park City, UT 84060
Price Unemployment Office475 West Price River Drive
Price, UT 84501
Provo Unemployment Office1550 North 200 West
Provo, UT 84604
Richfield Unemployment Office115 East 100 South
Richfield, UT 84701
Roosevelt Unemployment Office140 West 425 South
Roosevelt, UT 84066
Metro Unemployment Office720 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Spanish Fork Unemployment Office1185 North Canyon Creek Pkwy
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
St. George Unemployment Office162 North 400 East Building B
St. George, UT 84770
South County Unemployment Office5735 South Redwood Road
Taylorsville, UT 84123
Tooele Unemployment Office305 North Main Street Suite 100
Tooele, UT 84074
Vernal Unemployment Office1050 West Market Drive
Vernal, UT 84078-2399
South Davis Unemployment Office763 West 700 South
Woods Cross, UT 84087