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.
Learn about Arizona’s work search requirements on the work search web page.
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.
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.