If you stop claiming for any reason (you returned to work or were sick, for example) or claimed a week in which you worked full time or earned your weekly benefit amount or more, you will need to restart your claim to start making weekly claim reports. If your claim has expired (valid claims last for one year), you will need to complete a new claim application.
If you have previously served your waiting week, you will NOT have to serve another waiting week when you restart your claim.
We will let you know through the Online Claim System or by letter if you need to restart your claim.
To restart a claim, you will need to have your employer information ready if you recently worked. This includes dates, name, phone number, and address of your work and your gross earnings from those employers. If you stopped claiming for other reasons, you will be required to provide the reason you stopped claiming.
Once you have restarted your claim, you still must file for benefits every week.
To restart your regular UI claim, use the Online Claim System and select “Restart your claim.” If you are unable to restart your claim online, call the UI Contact Center at 877-345-3484 for assistance.