Many states in the US today now offer filing for unemployment insurance online. Online unemployment application makes it possible to complete your claim form in the comforts of your home without going to the Unemployment Insurance Office. The online facilities let you follow the progress of your claim, get additional information, check the balance in a compensation account and claim for weekly payments.

You can also opt to file for unemployment benefits over the phone. Most online facilities have printable unemployment claim forms that you can complete and fax to the office. When you file for unemployment online, you have to create a member login username and your password. Make sure to file it in a safe place for future reference.

Read and understand the requirements before you complete a form. You can request taxes to be withdrawn from your payment benefits. Make sure to state if there are outstanding payments or vacation time.  You also have to state the reason for the termination of employment and if you were fired because of misconduct or you resigned, you have to make explanations regarding the situation.

Information required on your online unemployment application include your full name, date and place of birth, postal address, contact number and other contact details, your drivers licence number, name and contact information of your previous employer. Also, include in the information the commencement of employment date and date of termination, employer’s federal identification number, and earnings for the period, list of other employers for the last two years, military severance date, and mother’s maiden name.

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