Need to file for unemployment?
The first step right now is to file your unemployment insurance claim.
Note: at this time, there are unresolved issues with Indiana Uplink's Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) link for TAA/TRA recipients. As a result, TAA/TRA recipients should NOT file their PUA claim at this time.
Have a bunch of questions about the process, but don't want to wait on the phone?
The Department of Workforce Development has created a list of Frequently Asked Questions in both English and Spanish--plus, they've created an entire video series that walks through the filing process, and that even shows you how to create a new account or find your username/password.
Wondering about the status of your claim?
Please call the unemployment hotline at 1-800-891-6499, or check out the resources listed below. Note: there have been reports of high call volume; claimants are receiving a message that the Call Center is out of order is because the call volume is so high. There are not enough lines available for any additional calls, and outbound calls are limited, too. Unfortunate, this hotline is the main resource you can use to check on your status.
Busy fax line?
Sometimes, the main fax line (317-233-5499) receives too many requests and it shuts down. Try these additional fax lines instead:
Other Department of Workforce Development Resources
The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has temporarily relaxed the mandates for in-person unemployment workshops--and they have posted a variety of updates on their COVID-19 page.
Feel free to call the DWD Hotline (1-800-891-6499) for additional unemployment-related resources. For business and industry questions, call 877-820-0890 or email [email protected]
If you are a business or non-profit hoping to fight COVID-19, call 317-238-1715 or email [email protected]