The online Weekly Claims System is available from 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Friday (except on certain State holidays).
Attention PEUC claimants: The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed on March 11, 2021, increasing the maximum benefit amount for PEUC to 53 times an individual's average weekly benefit amount. PEUC claimants should continue filing weekly certifications if they remain unemployed. No applications for Extended Benefits should be filed at this time.
To apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits, or if you already have a benefit year that hasn't expired and want to restart filing for benefits after a break (due to employment or some other reason), use the same online application that you used to initially apply for benefits.
Notice: On August 3, 2018, changes to Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) § 23-776 enacted in Senate Bill 1398 take effect. Review the full notice.
How to Apply for Unemployment Benefits
How To File An Unemployment Insurance Claim
What to Expect after Applying for Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment Insurance Fraud
It is a felony to misrepresent or fail to disclose facts or to make false statements in order to obtain or increase benefits. If you knowingly make a false statement or withhold information in order to collect unemployment insurance benefits to which you are not entitled, the Arizona Department of Economic Security may take civil or criminal action against you. Criminal action may result in a fine and/or imprisonment. In addition, you will be required to repay the amount you received illegally as well as penalty amounts which are added to each week that was fraudulently claimed. As part of our fraud prevention efforts, the Department regularly conducts several types of audits to detect improper benefit payments. View more information about Unemployment Insurance Fraud.
Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC)
The MEUC program was created as part of the federal Continued Assistance Act (CAA) and provides an additional $100 per week in supplemental unemployment benefits to individuals who receive regular unemployment benefits (UI), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) or Extended Benefits (EB) who also have at least $5,000 in net income from self-employment during the most recent tax year that ended prior to their application for Unemployment Insurance (UI).
Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable modification based on language or disability should submit a request as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the modification. The process for requesting a reasonable modification can be found at Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Modification.