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Kenosha County Job Center - Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance (UI) is funded by employer contributions and provides temporary economic assistance to Wisconsin's eligible workers. Each time you want to start receiving benefits, you must call to apply. All claims based on work in Wisconsin are filed by telephone, even if you now live in another state. The automated telephone initial claim system collects data for your initial claim application. In some cases, all information that is needed to process your claim is collected by this system. Your claim begins the week you apply. Use a touch tone phone to file your new claim.

To find out more: WI Dept. of Workforce Development - Benefit Operations Bureau

To File an Initial Claim Application for a New Claim or to Reopen an Existing Claim:

Madison Area ..................(608) 232-0678
Milwaukee Area ..............(414) 438-7700
Toll Free Number.........1-800-UC CLAIM (1-800-822-5246)
TTY (toll free).................1-888-393-8914

The Automated Telephone Initial Claim System is available:

Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Claim Specialists are available: Monday-Friday 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

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