Iowa Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Iowa's eligibility requirements....
What is Iowa Unemployment Insurance?
The Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own (as determined under Iowa law, and meet other eligibility requirements of Iowa law.
- Unemployment insurance (UI) payments (benefits) are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who meet the requirements of Iowa law.
- Iowa administers a separate unemployment insurance program within guidelines established by Federal law.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in Iowa during the past 15 to 18 months and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.
What is the application process for Iowa Unemployment Insurance?
To file a claim online or to check the status of your claim, please visit the Unemployment Insurance Services Division page.