Eligibility Reviews


In order to continue requesting unemployment insurance payments, you are required to complete an eligibility review. An eligibility review is our opportunity to review your job contacts and also assist you with job seeker services available to you. You must complete your eligibility review when directed in order to continue requesting benefits.
Your first Eligibility Review (ER) must be completed in-person at a local UI office. After you have completed your first ER in-person, for all future ER’s, you may enter your job search activities online, instead of reporting to the local office. It is recommended that you try your first on-line ER in your local office, in case you have any questions or encounter any problems.

Browser Requirements
Our system is compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and 8.0. If you do not have a compatible browser, you can use the computers in the Resource Room of your local office.


Instructions for Online Eligibility Reviews
1. Go to www.kewes.ky.gov

2. Scroll below the gray boxes with extension information. Underneath the word “Claimant,” click on the blue link that says “Unemployment Benefits – Internet Claim Filing.”

KEWES Claimant Screen Shot

3. A new window will appear with our browser requirements. Scroll to the bottom and read the statement in bold. If you agree, click “I Agree.”

4. A new window will appear. Log in with your social security number (no dashes or spaces) and your four digit pin.

KEWES Login Screen Shot

5.  This will take you to the main menu. Click on Option 4 – Eligibility Review

Eligibility Review Screen Shot

6. Answer all of the questions on each page and press “Continue” once each page is complete, until you reach a confirmation page with your next review date.

IMPORTANT: Please make note of your NEXT Eligibility Review Date that is provided on your confirmation page.

Your on-line ER must be completed prior to the closing times shown above, otherwise your information may not be saved.

If you receive an error or instructional message, please follow it exactly. Failure to do so may result in a disqualification of benefits.

It is your responsibility to complete the online eligibility review process timely. Failure to complete the eligibility review process timely or provide the requested information may result in a disqualification of benefits. If you have any questions regarding the process or the information requested, please report to your local office.

Your next Eligibility Review is due online during the week of ___________________ at www.kewes.ky.gov