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.
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.
Information Needed to File Weekly Claims:
The online Weekly Claims System is available from 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Friday (except on certain State holidays).
Important Information - Unemployment Insurance Fraud is a Felony!
In an effort to prevent improper payments of benefits, the Department regularly audits Unemployment Insurance claims.
- Overpaid benefits may be recovered by diverting either your Arizona or federal income tax refunds (or both)
- Not reporting earnings can result in legal action
- You may be prosecuted for withholding or falsifying information to obtain or increase your benefits
Penalty for false statements: 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 will result in a fine and/or imprisonment. In addition, you will be required to repay the amount you illegally received.