Unemployment Insurance

*** File for Unemployment Online and Register with the Maine Job Bank ***

Late December though January is the busiest time of year for unemployment claims. Avoid wait times on the phone by following these suggestions: http://www.maine.gov/labor/news_events/article.shtml?id=611934 .

All individuals filing for unemployment will soon be checked for an active and complete Job Bank registration as part of filing your claim by phone or online. If you do not have an active or completed Job Bank account, you will be required to register with the Maine Job Bank before filing a claim.

Those with a complete Job Bank account will be able to file their claim more quickly and may avoid having to call the department and experience a long wait time on the phone. Activate your Job Bank account as soon as possible and use it to accept referrals for job opportunities so you will not risk being denied benefits. Learn more here: http://www.maine.gov/labor/news_events/article.shtml?id=633569 .