Unemployment During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the economy. Even as businesses reopen, unemployment remains high. Whether you recently lost your job, are filing for the first time or have received unemployment benefits before, the Library can help navigate these resources.
We all need a little help sometimes. Reach out to a librarian with any questions or for 1-on-1 assistance navigating any of these resources Call 574-282-4646. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit any library location.
If you have questions, contact:
Department of Workforce Development
Unemployment Insurance Toll Free Call Number: 1-800-891-6499 | 317-232-7560 (TDD)
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
**The call center is experiencing very high call volumes and you must call on the day designated for your first letter of your last name**
- Monday: Letters A-E
- Tuesday: Letters F-I
- Wednesday: Letters J-M
- Thursday: Letters N-T
- Friday: Letters U-Z or if you missed your day
Department of Workforce Development Web Chat
Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
Department of Workforce Development Email: AskUIContactCenter@dwd.IN.gov
** Please include the following details in your email**
- Are you a claimant or an employer?
- Your last name
- The last 4 digits of your social security number or employee account number
- Zip code of residence
For account assistance: UsernameReset@dwd.in.gov*
*Include: your full name, the last four digits of your SSN, your current mailing address, and a phone number where you can be reached. Please be sure to let us know if you need username assistance or password assistance or both. Please do not call the call center to address this issue.
How to file unemployment
Filing for Unemployment in Indiana
You will need these items to file for benefits:
- A valid email account
- your email address will become your username
- Your personal information, including your:
- Indiana Driver’s license or Indiana ID card
- Social security number (SSN)
- Date of birth
- Phone number
- Information about your last employer, including:
- Employer’s name/company name
- Employer’s mailing address
- Employer’s phone number
- Information about your employment, including your:
- Dates of employment
- The reason you are unemployed
- Your bank routing number and account number if you chose direct deposit as your payment option
- NOTE: a debit card--Key2Benefits prepaid MasterCard®--is also available
MOST IMPORTANTLY! Remember to file your weekly claim or voucher each week before 8:59pm on each given Saturday to continue to receive your benefits.
Guides and Tips
Unemployment Claimant Self Service Video Tutorials
Claimant Self Serve Logon
Indiana Unemployment Insurance FAQs
Indiana Unemployment Claimant Handbook
Work Search - Department of Workforce Development
How to file for back claims
To file a claim when the initial deadline has passed or for back claims, use State Form 56923.
This form allows you to file for weeks that have passed that you were unemployed.
General Information and Resources
Indiana Department of Development’s COVID-19 Information
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Indiana Unemployment Individuals
Coping with job loss and unemployment
Job Loss and Unemployment Stress
Coping with Job Loss
Depression and Job Loss
Preserving Mental Health During Unemployment
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