Information you need to file an Unemployment Insurance claim
ATTENTION!! FRAUD ALERT
Nationally, there has been an increased amount of perpetrators filing fraudulent unemployment insurance claims. Unfortunately, this same trend has been identified in Oklahoma as well. It is believed that this resulted from data breaches from numerous entities. We want to assure you that there has not been a data breach within our agency. Although we have not suffered a data breach, our agency has been targeted by perpetrators filing unemployment claims using stolen identities and personal information.
When your job has ended or your employer has cut back work hours, apply immediately for Unemployment Insurance benefits.
- The start date or effective date of an Unemployment Insurance claim is NOT based on when the job ended or when the employer cut back hours.
- Claims start on the Sunday of the week an Unemployment Insurance application is submitted
Gather information. Have the following items ready before applying:
Social Security Number
Name (including prior names [e.g., married or maiden names]), mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address (if applicable)
Alien registration number and expiration date, if a non-citizen
DD Form 214 Member 4, if you served in the military in the last 18 months
Form SF 8 and SF 50 if you were employed by the Federal government in the last 18 months
Oklahoma Driver's License or ID card number, if applicable
Last Employer (of 15 days or more) Information:
The last employer is the business or company you last physically worked for or could still be working for part-time
Name of company as it appears on your pay check stub or W-2 form (This could be a payroll agency or staffing agency)
Complete mailing address including zip code and physical location
Company's phone number and supervisor's name
The reason for working reduced hours or no longer working with the employer
Employment History (All employers in the last 18 months including the last employer):
Name of All employers as they appear on your pay check stub or W-2 form
Period of employment (start date and end date)
Wages earned and how you were paid (hourly, weekly, monthly)
All individuals filing for unemployment benefits who are residents of Oklahoma are required to register for work and complete a resume in OKJOBMATCH. Individuals filing for unemployment benefits must provide their social security number when registering. If you are not a resident of Oklahoma, you are required to register for work with your states unemployment office and provide proof of registration to Oklahoma Employment Security Commission within seven days.