Did you just lose your job? You may qualify for unemployment benefits. Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Illinois’ eligibility requirements.

How to Apply for Unemployment in Illinois:

Click here to apply for Unemployment Insurance in Illinois.


In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in Illinois during the past 12 to 18 months, and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to, available for, and actively seeking work each week that you are collecting benefits.

More Information:

For more information, visit the Illinois Unemployment website or call 1-800-244-5631 (TTY 1-866-322-8357).