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Maine Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Program Description

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Maine's eligibility requirements.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in Maine during the past 12 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.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

You can file your claim for benefits by going to the web site or by calling the Unemployment Claim Center at: 1-800-593-7660.
Internet is the fastest recommended method for filing a new claim.


If you do not have a telephone or computer access, you can file your claim by using the phones or computers free of charge at the Department of Labor Career Center nearest you:

For more information, please visit the Maine Department of Labor web site at: