Find your local unemployment office here! Not a government website

Illinois Unemployment Benefit Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility_RequirementsIL Unemployment Insurance Eligibility
To be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefit you must have lost your job through no fault of your own, have earned wages in insured employment, be available for new work, and be actively seeking new work.
 

Information do I need to file Illinois Unemployment Insurance claim

  • Social Security Number and Name as it appears on your Social Security card,
  • If claiming your spouse or child as a dependent, the Social Security Number, Date of Birth and name of dependent(s),
  • Employer’s name, mailing address, phone numbers, employment dates, and separation reason for all the employers you worked for in the last 18 months,
  • If you are not a United States citizen, your Alien Registration Information,
  • If you worked since Sunday of this week, the amount of gross wages earned this week. (You must report all gross wages for any work performed, full or part-time. Gross wages are the amount earned before any deductions, not ”take home pay”. Wages in the form of lodging, meals, merchandise or any other form should be included. Gross wages must be reported the week in which they are earned, not the week in which you receive the wages. If your gross wages earned in any week are less than your weekly benefit amount, you still may be eligible to receive a full or partial benefit payment), and,
  • If you are a recently separated veteran, bring in the Member 4 Copy of the DD form 214 / 215
Illinois Unemployment Insurance 
Unemployment insurance is a Illinois state-operated insurance program designed to partially replace lost wages when you are out of work. Like fire, accident, health and other types of insurance, it is for an emergency: when you are temporarily or permanently out of a job, or if you work less than full time because of lack of work. read more

Tell Us Your Experience at Your Local Unemployment Office

Note: Your experience will be shaired on unemploymentoffice.us

unemployed_person