Unemployment Insurance Claims Filing Options


File your Claim by Internet from Anywhere: No more long waits to file your unemployment claim. You can file your Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Claim using the Internet. If you have all the necessary information, you can file your claim for Unemployment Insurance at any location with Internet access. To file via the Internet go to http://www.kewes.ky.gov . You are required to visit the following resume builder website after you file your Kentucky Unemployment Claim. The website is https://focuscareer.ky.gov

Electronic filing from our office: If you choose to file your Unemployment Insurance claim from our local office/One-Stop Center, customer service representatives are here to help you. You can receive assistance as you file your claim electronically in our resource room.

Filing by Telephone: If you have all the necessary information and a touch tone telephone, you can also file your Unemployment Insurance Claim by Telephone between 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The number is 502-875-0442. This is not a Toll Free number.

There is never a charge or fee for filing or requesting benefits at our ky.gov websites. Beware of predatory websites that charge a fee – they are not affiliated with the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Division.