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File your Initial Claim for Unemployment Insurance Benefits via the Internet
To start filing your claim for unemployment insurance benefits via the Internet, 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 via the Internet. 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.
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Who Can File I acknowledge that I cannot use this site to file a claim, if I am currently residing outside of the United States.

 
TeleBenefits 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.

 
WebBenefits If you select “WebBenefits” (Internet) as the method to file for your weekly unemployment payment, you must log on to https://uicc.delawareworks.com/Consumer/Default.aspx each week and follow the instructions provided.

 
Direct Deposit/Debit Card If you enroll in Direct Deposit or select Debit Card as the method to receive your weekly unemployment payment, you will be required to choose the “TeleBenefits” or the “WebBenefits” option for filing for your weekly unemployment insurance payment.

 
Waiting Week Period A valid one week Waiting Period must be served in each claim benefit year before unemployment insurance benefits can be paid to you. You must properly file for the one week waiting period, meet all of the eligibility requirements for that week and not have excessive earnings for that week to be credited as your one week waiting period. Benefits are not paid for the one week waiting period.

 

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