Unemployment Benefits in Montana

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Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in Montana. 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 Montana "Department of Labor and Industry" runs the states Unemployment Insurance (UI) program and has a dedicated COVID-19 Resources for Montana Employees.

Online

You can utilize the online MontanaWorks application to file your claim. This online application is available 24/7.

DLI is requesting to file applications online unless you have received official notification from Unemployment Insurance that you must call the DLI call center.

By Phone

If you have received official notification from Unemployment Insurance that you must call the DLI Call Center, the Claims Processing Center’s number is (406) 444-2545. They are open 9AM - 4PM, Monday - Friday (subject to change).

Info you need to apply

To apply for unemployment, you need to provide information including:

  • The dates of your last place of employment
  • The business name, address, and phone number of all employers you have worked for in the last 18 months
  • Your banking information
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Alien Registration Number if you are not a U.S. citizen

FAQ + Resources

DLI is experiencing an unprecedented call volume, and order to free up phone lines for folks who are required to call in, they request to search for answers COVID-19 Resources for Montana Employees or look at COVID-19 Employee FAQ.

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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