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Alabama Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Program Description

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Alabama's eligibility requirements.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Alabama, have worked in the past 12 to 18 months, and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

You can file your claim from any touch-tone telephone by calling the Initial Claims Line (toll free) at: 1-866-234-5382
Your call will be answered by an electronic Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, which will ask you some initial questions.
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