To start filing your claim for unemployment insurance benefits online, please press the "Start My Claim Now" button.
For additional information about Assurances, and Contacts, continue reading.
Because the use of Internet technology may be new to some claimants, the Delaware Department of Labor's Division of Unemployment
Insurance has published some assurances about the privacy and security of the information submitted for an unemployment insurance
claim. To read these assurances, please press the "Assurances" button.
This site permits an unemployed Delaware worker to file an initial claim for unemployment insurance benefits online.
If you are having difficulty using this site or need to view information for the Delaware Department of Labor's Division of
Unemployment staffed and automated hotlines, as well as the local offices, please press the "Contact" button.
Due to Security concerns, if you want to receive your unemployment insurance benefits by Direct Deposit, please enroll for Direct Deposit at this website: https://uidd.delawareworks.com/Instructions.aspx or if you prefer you can enroll in Debit Card at this website: https://uidd.delawareworks.com/DCInstructions.aspx.
I acknowledge that I cannot use this site to file a claim if I am currently residing outside the United States.
If you select “TeleBenefits” (telephone) as the method to file for your weekly unemployment payment, you must call in each week as indicated in “Your Guide to Unemployment Insurance Benefits”. Please make sure to read this guide immediately.
In order to receive Unemployment Insurance Benefits, you must select a method to receive your benefits payment.
There are two choices: Direct Deposit or Prepaid Debit Card.
Direct Deposit means your benefits will be deposited directly to your own existing bank account. Please be prepared to provide your bank account information during enrollment.
Prepaid Debit Card means you will receive your benefits on a debit card mailed to you by a third-party vendor. Prepaid Debit cards can be used at ATMs and merchants that accept prepaid debit cards for payment.
Federal Law requires that any fees related to using your prepaid debit card are disclosed to you before you select the prepaid debit card as the method to receive your benefits payment.
Be sure to review before selecting debit card.