Unemployment Benefits in Kentucky

Jobcase Team
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Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in Kentucky. 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 Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance (OUI) runs the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. Information on the process is provided by the Kentucky Career Center (KCC).


To help the OUI process claims, they are asking people to submit their claims on specific days of the week based on the first letter of their last name.

Applications can be submitted online from:

  • Monday - Friday: 7AM - 7PM ET
  • Sunday: 10AM - 9PM ET

Submit applications here

Day of weekFirst letter of last name
SundayA, B, C, D
MondayE, F, G, H
TuesdayI, J, K, L
WednesdayM, N, O, P
ThursdayQ, R, S, T, U
FridayV, W, X, Y, Z
FridayIf you missed your day

By Phone

For questions on KCC services, including unemployment insurance questions, you can call your local KCC office. Phone numbers are listed here

Info you need to apply

To file an unemployment insurance claim, you will need the following pieces of personal information

  • Social Security Number or Alien Registration Number
  • Date of birth
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Information about employers from the last 18 months

Other information that you may need:

  • If you worked in other states: list of states in which you worked
  • If you worked for a Temporary Agency: Name/Address of Temporary Agency
  • If you worked for the Federal Government: Agency name; Component name; Copy of your Standard Form (SF8, SF50)
  • If you were in the US MIlitary: Copy of your DD214 member 4
  • If you worked through a skilled trade union: Name of contractor

If after you complete your application, you get a message that states you are not covered or your claim has been denied, please disregard. Your claim is being processed and the OUI will be in touch.

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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