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Alaska Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Program Description

Alaska's Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program is dedicated to providing temporary benefit payments to workers unemployed through no fault of their own. Unemployment benefits serve not only to bridge the economic gap for the worker, but also as a stabilizing influence on local economies.

General Program Requirements

Eligibility for UI benefits is based upon wage credits earned during a base period from an employer that is subject to unemployment insurance laws. A base period is usually the first four out of five completed quarters prior to the quarter in which a claim for benefits is filed. For continuing eligibility, claimants must be able, available, and actively seeking full time work.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply online, log in or register on myAlaska and proceed to file a new UI claim or reopen an existing one:

Program Contact Information

You may contact an Unemployment Insurance Claim Center during the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Alaska Standard Time at: 1-888-252-2557.

For further information on Alaska's Unemployment Insurance Program, please visit our website at: