Unemployment Benefits in Kansas

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Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in Kansas. If you are here, you are probably trying to figure out your unemployment benefits to keep you afloat during this challenging time. Applying for unemployment benefits can be complicated, so we put together these resources to help you navigate.

What is it called?

The Kansas Department of Labor runs the Kansas Unemployment Benefits program](https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/Home.aspx)

Online

Submit applications for unemployment benefits here.

By Phone

If you cannot file online, you can apply by calling the Kansas Unemployment Contact Center.

  • Kansas City Area: 913-596-3500
  • Topeka Area: 785-575-1460
  • Wichita Area: 316-383-9947
  • Toll–free number outside the local calling areas: 800-292-6333
  • Toll-free Kansas Relay Center: 800-766-3777.

The automated phone system to file an application for unemployment is available

  • Monday through Friday: 7AM - 7PM
  • Saturday: 9AM - 7PM

You MUST file your unemployment claim by phone if:

  • You worked in any other state than Kansas in the past 18 months
  • You filed an unemployment claim with another state in the past 12 months
  • You were in the military service or were a federal employee in the past 18 months

All other claims can be filed online.

FAQ + Resources

For more information, check out this link.

Click here for helpful video tutorials.

Good luck, we're here to help! Information is changing quickly. Please consult the state's applicable website provided above to be sure the information is valid.

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