Unemployment Benefits in Maine

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Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in Maine. You may be trying to understand your unemployment eligibility and 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.

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What is it called?

Maine’s program is run by the Maine Department of Labor – Bureau of Unemployment Compensation. Their system is called RE-EMPLOY-ME.

Find recently updated unemployment information here.

Online

File for unemployment benefits through RE-EMPLOY-ME

By Phone

File over the phone Monday – Friday, 8AM - 12:15PM: 1-800-593-7660 (TTY Maine Relay: 711).

Info you need to apply

These documents are needed to file an unemployment claim

  • Social Security number
  • The business names, address and telephone for all employers you worked for during the last 18 months
  • The jobs you held, and dates of employment for each employer
  • If you were separated from the following entities, you will be asked to provide the following forms:
    • Military: DD-214 form
    • Federal civilian employees: SF-8 form or SF-50 form
    • If you are not a citizen of the United States, you will need your Alien Registration Number if applicable

FAQ + Resources

Videos explaining the RE-EMPLOY-ME unemployment filing process

Other helpful links

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