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The Bureau of Unemployment Compensation
We are receiving a number of calls about unemployment benefits. If your work was impacted by COVID-19 in the last week, but have not yet been able to submit a claim for unemployment benefits, your claim will be accepted next week as well.
COVID-19 has affected workers and businesses across the State. Many people are asking questions about and seeking unemployment assistance. Therefore, it may take five days or longer for a response to messages. We will get back to you. Please refrain from submitting the same question multiple times – it will take longer for everyone to get an answer.
If you are asking if you should file a claim or might qualify for benefits, please file a claim application so we can determine your eligibility.
Submit your question electronically by selecting from one of the options below, or by using the appropriate phone number or address located on this page.
Online Inquiry: Submit your issue directly to our system. Select the 'Unemployment' radio button and complete the form. Available 24/7.
Telephone: 1-800-593-7660 (toll-free) TTY Maine Relay: 711 Customer Service Available Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
CareerCenter staff may also be able to assist with general unemployment questions. Please visit ww.mainecareercenter.gov for contact information.