Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Benefits

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services administers unemployment relief for Wyoming workers who find themselves unemployed through no fault of their own. 

These unemployment benefits are designed to replace part of the worker’s lost income. In Wyoming, unemployment insurance benefits are 100% funded by Wyoming businesses that pay into the unemployment insurance program.

Wyoming Unemployment Services

Websitehttp://www.wyomingworkforce.org
Phone866-729-7799
Email[email protected]
Apply Onlinehttps://wyui.wyo.gov/benefits/home.do
Weekly Certificationhttp://www.wyomingworkforce.org/workers/ui/weekly
Appeal a Denialhttp://www.wyomingworkforce.org/businesses/appeals
Find a Local Officehttp://www.wyomingworkforce.org/contact/ui
Report Fraudhttp://www.wyomingworkforce.org/contact/fraud
Coronavirus Updateshttp://www.wyomingworkforce.org/covid19-resources

Am I Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?

Anyone who is temporarily unemployed – either partially or completely – can apply for unemployment benefits. In order to meet eligibility requirements for UI benefits in Wyoming, claimants must show that they are unemployed through no fault of their own, that they are actively looking for work and are willing and able to work, and that they have earned an appropriate level of wage credits from previous work.

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
11-26 weeks$38$526$13,208

How to Apply for Wyoming Unemployment Benefits

Wyoming allows for workers to submit a claim for unemployment insurance benefits online, through the Unemployment Insurance System’s website. Applicants can simply register for an account and submit their UI benefit claims through the online form.

Wyoming residents can also file claims over the phone by calling the Wyoming Claims Center at 307-473-3789. Claimants living outside of Wyoming can submit a UI claim over the phone by calling 866-729-7799 or are welcome to apply online.

You will need the following information when you submit your unemployment claim:

  • Name, address, and phone number for your most recent employer
  • Date of the last day you worked
  • For any work completed outside of Wyoming over the previous 18 months, contact information and dates for those employers and periods of work
  • Your Social Security number

Managing Your Unemployment Benefits

Once you’re approved for benefits, you can continue to receive them on a weekly basis until you either return to work or exhaust your resources. You’ll need to recertify every week, and you can do so online, over the phone, or by mail. If you choose to mail your documents, a pay order document will be sent to you every two weeks. On this document, you may indicate the dates for which you should receive weekly benefits and return the document to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services - Unemployment Insurance Division, P.O. Box 2468, Casper, Wyoming, 82601 or fax it to 307-473-3726. Claims should be filed no later than Friday following the week-ending date on the pay order.

Unemployment benefits in Wyoming are delivered via a ReliaCard prepaid debit card issued by U.S. Bank. Your benefits will be loaded onto this card on a weekly basis, and you may then use it just like any other debit card. If, however, you would prefer to have your benefits deposited directly into your bank account, you can manage your payment method through your WYUI online account.

Filing an Appeal

If your unemployment claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. In Wyoming, you can do so through the online appeal form on the WYUI website, or by submitting a signed statement that you disagree with the decision to the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Division at the address or fax number listed on your decision letter. You also may hand-deliver your appeal statement to any Workforce Center in Wyoming. Detailed instructions for filing an appeal will be included with your denial letter.

 Your appeal submission may result in a hearing, which is your opportunity to provide additional testimony and evidence related to your claim. You also may invite witnesses to testify on your behalf. After the hearing, a hearing officer will deliver a decision, and if at that point you’d like to continue your appeal, you may appeal to the Unemployment Insurance Commission within 28 days.

How Do I Report Fraud?

 The act of fraud includes making any false statement or misrepresentation of information to receive or increase the amount of unemployment compensation. Any applicant who receives benefits fraudulently must repay those benefits with penalty. Fraudulent applicants will be disqualified from receiving any future unemployment benefits. There is also the chance of being prosecuted for fraud.

You can report suspected unemployment fraud via any of the following three methods:

  • Call the General Fraud Hotline at 888-996-9226
  • Complete the form on the Wyoming Workforce website at http://doe.state.wy.us/uifraudreporting/
  • Print out, complete, and mail or deliver the fraud reporting form to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Unemployment Insurance Division – BPC, PO Box 2760, Casper, Wyoming, 82602-2760

Wyoming Unemployment Office Locations

Afton Workforce Services350 South Washington Suite 5
Afton, WY 83110
307-886-9260
Casper Unemployment Office851 Werner Court Suite 120
Casper, WY 82601
307-234-4591
Cheyenne Unemployment Office5221 Yellowstone Road
West Entrance
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-3700
Cody Unemployment Office1026 Blackburn Avenue Suite 1
Cody, WY 82414
307-587-4241
Kemmerer Unemployment Office20 Adaville Road
PO Box 217
Diamondville, WY 83116
307-877-5501
Douglas Unemployment Office311 North Russell Ave Suite B
Douglas, WY 82633
307-358-2147
Evanston Unemployment Office98 Independence Drive
Evanston, WY 82930
307-789-9802
Gillette Unemployment Office551 Running W Drive Suite 100
Gillette, WY 82718
307-682-9313
Jackson Unemployment Office155 West Gill Avenue
PO Box 1003
Jackson, WY 83001
307-733-4091
Lander Unemployment Office1295 12th Street
Lander, WY 82520
307-335-9224
Laramie Unemployment Office3817 Beech St Suite 100
Laramie, WY 82070
307-742-2153
Newcastle Unemployment Office22922 HWY 85
Newcastle, WY 82701
307-746-9690
Powell Unemployment OfficeNorth Cheyenne Street
Powell, WY 82435
307-754-6436
Rawlins Unemployment Office1703 Edinburgh St
Rawlins, WY 82301
307-324-3485
Riverton Unemployment Office422 East Fremont
PO Box 1610
Riverton, WY 82501
307-856-9231
Rock Springs Unemployment Office2451 Foothill Blvd Suite 100
Rock Springs, WY 82901
307-382-2747
Sheridan Unemployment Office247 Grinnell Plaza Suite 200
Sheridan, WY 82801
307-672-9775
Torrington Unemployment Office1610 East M Street
Torrington, WY 82240
307-532-4171
Wheatland Unemployment Office1958 W. Mariposa Parkway
Wheatland, WY 82201
307-322-4741
Worland Unemployment Office1200 Culbertson Street Suite F
Worland, WY 82401
307-347-8173