DES customer service centers are currently experiencing intermittent phone issues, as a result of the unprecedented increase in requests for services as a result of COVID-19. We are working with our telecommunications partners to quickly resolve. Please visit www.AZUI.com to apply for unemployment benefits, view frequently asked questions pertaining to employment impacted by COVID-19, and other important information. Resources for other programs can be found at: https://des.az.gov/services/coronavirus. Thank you for your patience.
On March 20, 2020, Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order and administrative action aimed at providing certainty and economic relief for those facing financial hardship because of COVID-19, increasing access to unemployment benefits. These resources are applied retroactively to hardships experienced after March 11, 2020. Applications will be accepted beginning March 23, 2020.