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File for Unemployment in Wyoming
Need to file for unemployment in Wyoming? You can do so through the Wyoming UI Internet Services System. This system allows filing for unemployment online and makes filing a simpler and easier process.
You will be educated on how to file for unemployment with this system. The system can also be used to file weekly claims and communicate with Wyoming unemployment officials.
If for any reason you can't file online, you can call the Wyoming Claims Center at (307) 473-3789 if you live in the state. However, if you have earned unemployment benefits in Wyoming, but have since moved out of state, call (866) 729-7799 to make your claims. Please note that you can't receive unemployment compensation from more than one state.
Unemployment Application and Initial Claim
File Your Unemployment Application and Initial Claim Process
Complete the following steps to ensure you file for Wyoming unemployment benefits successfully:
- Click on “New User” on the filing website
- Create a username, password, and PIN
- Fill out your application, including:
- Information on your employers over the last 18 months
- Personal contact information
- Reasons you were let go
- Wages you earned during your employment period
- Payment method (ReliaCard Visa or direct deposit)
- Bank account information (if applicable)
- Social security and driver's license numbers (provide your alien registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen)
- Register for work with the Employment & Training Division
Documents and Information Needed During Filing
- Contact information (address, telephone number, and a valid email address)
- Social security number
- Driver’s license number
- Bank routing number and account number
- DD-214 Member 4 if in the military in the past 18 months
- Employment contact information for all employers over the last 18 months and provide the following for each employer:
- Wages earned
- Last day worked
- Reason for separation
Claim Weekly Benefits
After every week during which you claim benefits, you need to make a weekly claim. In Wyoming, biweekly claims are necessary, meaning you must file every two weeks. These claims can be filed online, by phone at (307) 473-3789, or by sending a weekly claim form to the unemployment office address listed below.
Making a claim communicates to unemployment officials that your employment status is the same and that you are actively searching for work. Filing requires calculating any money you may have earned during the weeks you are claiming and making your claim the following week. You can make your claim any time after Sunday at 12:01 a.m. following the previous week's Saturday.
File early to avoid complications, discrepancies, or forgetting to file. Filing online is the quickest and most accurate method.
How to Claim Weekly Benefits
When filing for weekly claims, you need to answer questions such as:
- Are you currently looking for work?
- Did you find full-time work?
- If so, did you accept? If you did not accept, why?
- Are you available and able to work?
- Did you make at least two work contacts in the week?
- Were any wages (including part-time, self-employment, severance, and retirement pay) given to you?
- If so, how much?
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Other questions will be asked that will help indicate whether your employment status has changed and if you still meet the work eligibility criteria. If you don't meet these criteria, your weekly benefits will be canceled for the week.
Claim Denials or Discrepancies
When you or your employer run into discrepancies with your claim, it is possible to appeal to the Unemployment Insurance Division of Appeals.
This group operates out of the main unemployment office in Casper and helps protect your rights if your employer is attempting to wrongly deny your claim or if your claim was denied due to a mistake in filing.
However, your employer can also attempt to deny your claims after you have already received benefits if they believe you were granted unemployment compensation and were not qualified.
Filing for an appeal is a simple process, involving picking up an appeal form at a local unemployment office, filling out the important information, and sending it to the address listed below.
Appeals Process for Denied Claims
After filing for an appeal, the appeals division will send you a hearing notice. This will indicate what day and time your hearing will occur. Anticipate a date of at least two to three weeks after your initial filing date.
Collect evidence during this waiting period and watch any online videos suggested by the hearing notice. This will help you understand how to present evidence during the case and make arguments correctly.
Make sure to send a description of your evidence and the name and contact information of an attorney (should you choose one) for approval before the hearing.
While waiting for your case, make sure to continually file weekly claims. If you win your appeal, you will be paid all benefits, including those in which you filed your claims.
On the day of your hearing, you and your former employer will present evidence and examine witnesses to show your case. Make sure to include written documentation that shows why you were let go, indicate how much you made, or otherwise prove your former employer's claims are wrong.
After a week, you should hear back on your appeal. If you believe your appeal was denied wrongly, you can make a protest online with your unemployment profile. A new hearing isn't likely to be held, but you can send new information to the court online or by mail.
A re-determination will then be made based on this new evidence. If the court reverses the negative appeal, you will receive back payment. However, if the decision is upheld, you can file a new appeal.
Office of Appeals Contact Information
Unemployment Insurance Division of Appeals
100 W Midwest Ave
Casper, WY 82601
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2468
Casper, WY 82602