The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) encourages employers to advise their employees affected by COVID-19 to file for unemployment benefits. that employers advise employees about unemployment benefits. Also, the DWD would like for employers to share the following information with their employees affected by COVID-19:
- Employees can only file for benefits online with a computer, tablet, or smart phone.
- Employees can file for benefits at the following website: unemployment.in.gov/. Employees can find can review the state’s claimant handbook and frequently asked questions on this website too.
If employees still have questions, they can contact DWD via email or telephone.
Employees may contact the DWD by email at AskUIContactCenter@dwd.IN.gov or by phone at 1-800-891-6499. For employees that elect to call, wait times will be longer than normal due to an extremely high call volume. As a result, the DWD requests that individuals only reach out with questions on the day corresponding with the first letter of their last name to assist with wait times:
- Monday: A-E
- Tuesday: F-I
- Wednesday: J-M
- Thursday: N-T
- Friday: U-Z, or if you missed your day.
Please contact your representative with any questions.