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How to Get Kentucky Unemployment Benefits


Filing for Kentucky unemployment benefits can be a frustrating process if you don't know exactly what you're supposed to be doing. Read on to find out how to file for Kentucky unemployment benefits and discover the answers to the most common unemployment benefit questions.

File for Kentucky Unemployment Benefits

There are two ways to file a claim for Kentucky unemployment benefits: on the Internet and by phone. To file by Internet, visit the Kentucky Unemployment Internet Claim Filing website. Internet filing is available 24/7. To file for Kentucky unemployment benefits by phone, call (859) 547-3362. Phone filing is available between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. You'll need to have your social security number, the name, address, and phone number for all of the employers you've worked for over the last 18 months, and the exact start and ending dates of employment for those employers.

Facts about Kentucky Unemployment Benefits

Kentucky unemployment benefits may be available for individuals who quit, were fired, or were laid off from their most recent job. The minimum per-week unemployment benefit that can be collected is $39, and the maximum is $415. The amount of time that you can collect unemployment benefits varies, but all individuals who are awarded Kentucky unemployment benefits can collect their benefits for a minimum of 15 weeks.

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