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Unemployment Benefits


Due to the unprecedentedly high volume of questions, KDOL is unable to individually answer questions at this time. KDOL staff will continue to monitor social media and the KDOL Communication inbox daily for the most frequently asked questions and will answer those FAQs during the KDOL Morning Video Update at 9:30 a.m., Mon-Fri.

If you have found yourself unemployed due to COVID-19, you can view this helpful Q&A sheet that can answer questions you may have here. To apply for unemployment benefits, please visit the following website:      




You will need to take the steps laid out on the website to receive unemployment, and each step is explained thoroughly, with links throughout to complete the steps. 


Filing an Initial Claim:


You may also view the benefits available and use the benefit option calculator to find out how much you can receive. How to file a claim and benefit receipt options (check/debit card/direct deposit) are explained as well. 


This website is incredibly comprehensive, with all the information Kansans will need to access unemployment benefits. *Important Note: Unemployment claims MUST be filed weekly.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Kansas Department of Labor at (785) 296-5000 or by visiting https://www.dol.ks.gov/contact-kdol.