Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program: The Wisconsin UI Program provides temporary financial assistance for workers that are unemployed through no fault of their own. UI is a partial, short-term replacement of lost wages while workers are seeking other work and is not intended to be a permanent source of income . Employers pay all costs of the UI program.
UI claims must be filed on the Wisconsin Work Force Development, UI, Online Filing webpage.
To file for UI, applicants will need the following information:
- A username and password for filing online
- Email or mobile number
- Social security number
- Wisconsin driver license or identification number
- Work history for the last 18 months:
- Employers’ business names
- Employers’ addresses (including zip code)
- Employers’ phone number
- First and last dates of work with each employer
- Reason no longer working with each employer
- Alien registration number, document number and expiration date if not a U.S. citizen
- DD214 (Member 4 copy), if discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces in the last 18 months
- SF-50 or SF-8, for former federal civilian employee in the last 18 months
- Name and local number of union hall if employed through a union
- Current mailing address.
Online services hours:
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
For help using online services please call 414-435-7069 or 844-910-3661.
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Information Needed to Apply
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, UI Handbook for Claimants