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Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet West Virginia's eligibility requirements. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have West Virginia wages during the past 12 to 18 months and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by West Virginia's guidelines. You must also be able to work and available for work each week that you are collecting benefits. Eligibility for unemployment compensation will be determined during the process of filing a claim. Individuals who are unsure if they qualify should still apply.
Unemployment compensation claimants can file weekly claim certifications online, view claim information, including six weeks of payment history, and apply for direct deposit of their benefits. Employers can file quarterly wage reports, pay contributions and delinquent payments online, and register for electronic submission of separation information.
Appeals made to the Unemployment Compensation Division are heard and decided upon by the Board of Review.
2022 Base Unemployment Insurance Tax Rate for Employers
N.C. Senate Bill 311, signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper on Nov. 10, freezes the base contribution rate to the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund for experience-rated employers at 1.9% for 2022.
The base contribution rate is one of the factors used to calculate an employer’s unemployment insurance taxes for the year. The Division of Employment Security will send tax rate notices to employers before Jan. 1, 2022. Learn more at des.nc.gov/employers/tax-rate-information.
Tips for Filing for Unemployment Benefits
When you’re filing for unemployment benefits, it’s important to read all the information you receive from the Division of Employment Security, know your responsibilities and provide accurate information. If you don’t, you may have to pay back benefits you were not eligible to receive, or you may be committing fraud.
Follow these Tips for Filing for Unemployment Benefits to avoid errors and help ensure you receive proper benefit payments.
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Change in filing process due to COVID-19
The Claims Call Center is available from 8:00am to 4:00pm. We are closed on Wednesdays from noon onward, but open from 8:00am to noon.
UI claims may be filed anytime via WYUI.wyo.gov.
Claimant Registration Help
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services - Unemployment Insurance Program pays temporary benefits to workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own. In order to access this program, those workers need to be looking for work and meet certain requirements.
The Unemployment Insurance Division offers the following services:
- Unemployment Claims and Payments
- Unemployment Adjudication
- Employer Protests and Charging
- Benefit Payment Control
News & Announcements
- Tax Refunds: Tax/IRS Refunds do NOT have to be reported when you are filing a claim. If you have questions, please contact the Wyoming Claims Center at (307) 473-3789.
Filing for Unemployment
The Department is committed to creating a process to access unemployment insurance benefits easy for those who need them. With this in mind, individuals who want to apply for Unemployment Insurance can do so electronically.
Also, the below information will be beneficial to those who want to apply for Unemployment Insurance:
In order to provide unemployment insurance to individuals who qualify for benefits, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is responsible for collecting unemployment tax from employers. The Department's Unemployment Insurance Division collects employer registrations and conducts quarterly reporting.
Visit here for information on Appeals.
Office Locations & Contacts
Unemployment Tax Division
Benefit Payment Control
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