2012 Update: Wisconsin extended benefits will end on April 7th, 2012.
2011 Update – There is now a one week waiting period before you can start collecting your unemployment benefits. Additionally, if you test positive for a drug test or refuse to take one, you will be considered ineligible for any benefits.
How to file an unemployment claim in Wisconsin:
- The best way to file your first claim to get benefits is to go online at the following page: State of Wisconsin DWD
- To see other ways to file for unemployment in Wisconsin state, please visit this page that goes over all your other options.
You will need this information to file a claim:
- Your Social Security number (SSN)
- A Pin (personal identification number) that you can get here
- Your driver’s license number or a state ID number
- Names and addresses of all employers for the last 18 months. You will also need your first and last days of work at those companies, reasons why you don’t work there anymore, and valid telephone numbers to those employers
- Name and local number to your union hall (if you are in a union)
How to appeal an unemployment claim determination:
Wisconsin unemployment extension options:
|State of Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance||http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/ui/|
|Frequently Asked Questions
About Unemployment Benefits
|Extension of Benefits||http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/extended_benefits.htm|
|File an Appeal
|Job / Career Information||http://worknet.wisconsin.gov/worknet/|