You can file online using the Online Claims System at: or call the UI Center and file with a claims specialist.
Do not delay in filing your initial claim application.
Claimant Identification Number Your Claimant Identification Number (CID) is a number assigned only to you at the time you filed your initial unemployment application.
We use it on the documents we send to you as a way to safeguard your claim and Social Security number from identity theft.
If your problem is urgent you can tell us about it on the form and we will contact you within an appropriate time.We will make a decision based on information from you, your employer or other sources.If the decision allows benefits and you meet all eligibility conditions, we pay any benefits you have coming.However, if there was a holiday on Monday of the week, your payment will be delayed by a day.If you are eligible, your first payment is issued as a check mailed to your home.