Kentucky Unemployment Benefits Claim

It is possible for Kentucky residents who are between jobs and who are eligible for unemployment insurance benefits to file claims online. That is something the Kentucky residents in question can do through Kentucky’s Electronic Workplace for Employment Services, commonly abbreviated as KEWES. Having filed unemployment insurance benefits claims successfully on the website, the people in question can still use the site to request for the bi-weekly checks. This method of filing for Kentucky unemployment insurance benefits is convenient. It is definitely more convenient than the traditional (manual) mode of filing claims for the same unemployment insurance benefits.

An overview of Kentucky unemployment benefits online filing

Kentucky unemployment benefits online filing brings about great convenience to the people seeking to access the said benefits. By the way,Unemployment insurance benefits filing is just one of the many things that can be done on Kentucky’s Electronic Workplace for Employment Services (KEWES) website. Other things that can be done on the site include searching for a job, submitting job orders (for employers), managing unemployment insurance accounts (for employers)… and so on. With respect to unemployment insurance benefits access, besides filing claims, you can also get to request for the bi-weekly benefits checks on the website.

Worth noting, however, is the fact that the links for things like filing unemployment benefits claims and requesting the bi-weekly unemployment checks are only available during certain hours, and on certain days. You can’t for instance, file a claim or request a bi-weekly check, on a Saturday.

What you need to have, to file claims for Kentucky unemployment benefits online

To file claims for Kentucky unemployment insurance benefits online, you need to be armed with your social security number. You also need to have precise details about your employment history for the last year and a half (that is, for the last 18 months). Regarding your employment history, you should be able to provide the names, addresses and phone numbers of your employers for that duration, as well as the exact days when you started work and the exact days when you stopped working for the respective employers.

Where you need to go, to file claims for Kentucky unemployment benefits online

To file claims for Kentucky unemployment insurance benefits online, you need to go to Kentucky’s Electronic Workplace for Employment Services (KEWES) website. The address/URL for the said Kentucky’s Electronic Workplace for Employment Services website is given below, in the ‘useful links’ section.

How to go about filing claims for Kentucky unemployment benefits online

Once you are on Kentucky’s Electronic Workplace for Employment Services (KEWES) website, check on the left hand side, and you will see a list of links, constituting a vertical menu. Click on the one for ‘unemployment services’. On the page you are taken to, you will be informed that, as a first step, you need to register for help in getting your next job: that is, to ‘Register in Focus’. Once you do that, click on step 2 – ‘to file your initial unemployment insurance benefits claim or to access an existing claim’. Upon doing that, a list of links will appear below. Click on the first one, that is the ‘file or access your unemployment insurance claim’ link – and you will be taken to a page where you can file the claim.

If, you just want to request a bi-weekly check for a claim you already filed, click on the second link – that is, the ‘request your bi-weekly benefits online’ link – and you will be taken to a page where you can do that.

Useful links