Benefit Options for Wages in More than One State

If you worked in more than one state during your base period as defined in Eligibility & Benefit Amounts:

  • You can apply for benefits in any state where you have base period wages. The state you choose will become your paying state. See Potential Benefit Amounts and Contact Information by State below.
  • You may either:

The paying state will process your unemployment benefits application according to the rules of that state. The paying state asks the other state(s) to transfer your wage records. The paying state can then determine if you earned enough wages after combining wages from other states to qualify for benefits under that state’s laws.

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Potential Benefit Amounts and Contact Information by State

The following table shows the minimum and maximum weekly unemployment benefit amounts and contact information for unemployment benefits in each state. States may change their benefit amounts at any time, so amounts included here may not be current.

To apply for unemployment benefits, find the state(s) where you worked, then go to that state’s web site or call the number listed in the table.

To apply for benefits from the Virgin Islands, call us at 800-939-6631. We will take your application by phone and send it on your behalf.

State or Territory Minimum Weekly Benefit * Maximum Weekly Benefit* UI Benefits Contact Phone Web Site
Alabama $45 $265 866-234-5382 www.labor.alabama.gov
Alaska $56 $370 888-252-2557 www.labor.state.ak.us
Arizona $60 $240 877-600-2722 www.azui.com
Arkansas $81 $451 800-461-9941 www.state.ar.us/esd/UI
California $40 $450 800-300-5616 www.edd.ca.gov
Colorado $25 $520 800-388-5515 www.coloradoworkforce.com
Connecticut $15 $598 800-942-6653 www.ctdol.state.ct.us
Delaware $20 $330 800-794-3032 www.delawareworks.com
District of Columbia $50 $359 877-319-7346 www.dcnetworks.org
Florida $32 $275 800-204-2418 https://connect.myflorida.com
Georgia $44 $330 877-709-8185 www.dol.state.ga.us
Hawaii $14 $594 877-215-5793 www.hawaii.gov/labor/ui
Idaho $72 $398 208-332-3574 www.labor.idaho.gov
Illinois $51 $449 800-244-5631 www.ides.state.il.us
Indiana $50 $390 800-891-6499 www.in.gov/dwd
Iowa $62 $416 866-239-0843 www.iowaworkforce.org/ui
Kansas $117 $469 800-292-6333 www.getkansasbenefits.gov
Kentucky $39 $415 502-875-0442 www.kewes.ky.gov
Louisiana $10 $247 866-783-5567 www.laworks.net
Maine $64 $386 800-593-7660 www.maine.gov/labor
Maryland $50 $430 410-949-0022 www.dllr.state.md.us
Massachusetts $33 $742 617-626-6800 www.mass.gov/lwd
Michigan $81 $362 866-500-0017 www.michigan.gov/uia
Minnesota $38 $640 877-898-9090 www.positivelyminnesota.com
Mississippi $30 $235 888-844-3577 www.mdes.ms.gov
Missouri $35 $320 800-320-2519 www.labor.mo.gov/DES/
Montana $139 $487 406-444-2545
406-247-1000
http://uid.dli.mt.gov/
Nebraska $70 $392 402-458-2500 www.dol.nebraska.gov/
Nevada $16 $407 888-890-8211 www.nvdetr.org
New Hampshire $32 $427 800-266-2252 www.nhes.nh.gov/
New Jersey $87 $657 888-795-6672 lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/ui/ui_index.html
New Mexico $77 $412 877-664-6984 www.dws.state.nm.us
New York $64 $420 877-358-5306 https://www.labor.ny.gov
North Carolina $15 $350  877-841-9617 www.ncesc.com
North Dakota $43 $594 701-328-4995 www.jobsnd.com
Ohio $118 $424 877-644-6562 unemployment.ohio.gov/
Oklahoma $16 $490 800-555-1554 www.ok.gov/oesc_web
Oregon $126 $538 877-345-3484 www.employment.oregon.gov
Pennsylvania $70 $573 888-313-7284 www.uc.pa.gov
Puerto Rico $7 $133 787-945-7900 www.trabajo.pr.gov/det_content.asp?cn_id=24
Rhode Island $49 $566 866-557-0001 www.dlt.ri.gov/ui
South Carolina $42 $326 800-529-8339 https://dew.sc.gov/
South Dakota $28 $333 605-626-3179 www.sd.uiclaims.com
Tennessee $30 $275 877-813-0950 www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/esdiv.shtml
Texas $67 $494 800-939-6631 ui.texasworkforce.org
Utah $25 $479 888-848-0688 www.jobs.utah.gov/ui/ContinuedClaims/UIAccountHome.aspx
Vermont $68 $466 877-214-3330 labor.vermont.gov
Virginia $60 $378 866-832-2363 www.vaemploy.com
Virgin Islands $33 $490 800-939-6631 (TWC) www.vidol.gov/Units/Unemployment_Insurance/UI_TAXi.htm
Washington $169 $713 800-318-6022 www.esd.wa.gov
West Virginia $24 $424 800-379-1032 www.uc.workforcewv.org/consumer/
Wisconsin $54 $370 800-822-5246 dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/
Wyoming $34 $491 866-729-7799 www.wyomingworkforce.org

*Last update: October 2, 2017

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