If you've recently lost your job in Wyoming, you may be eligible for Wyoming Unemployment Insurance benefits. This is a guide to filing your claim for Wyoming unemployment benefits. Since each situation may have its own unique circumstances, make sure you check with the contact numbers and websites listed below to make sure you get the maximum benefits you can claim.
Filing for Unemployment:
Unemployed Wyoming workers can file an initial claim for unemployment benefits one of two ways:
- Online – File your initial unemployment claim online
- Telephone – File your unemployment claim at 307-473-3789
File your claim right away after you've stopped working – don't delay. Your claim starts the week you file. Unemployment benefits are not retroactive, so if you delay you may lose benefits.
- Name, address & phone
- SSN & date of birth
- Name, address, phone number, gross earnings, occupation, dates worked, and reason for separation for all employers for the past 18 months
- If you were discharged from the military in the last 18 months, you'll need Copy #4 of your DD Form 214
- If you were a Federal employee in the last 18 months, you'll need SF 8 or SF 50 (or W2 or pay stubs)
- If you are not a US Citizen, you'll need your Alien Registration Number, expiration, and type
After filing your initial unemployment claim, you will receive a Monetary Determination, describing benefits, eligibility and giving additional information.
Filing Your Bi-Weekly Claim:
Wyoming weekly unemployment benefits are based on approximately 50% of your the average weekly earnings, with a minimum of $31 and a maximum of $438 per week. Federal Additional Compensation (FAC) currently adds an additional $25 per week to your benefit.
- Online – File your bi-weekly unemployment claim online
- Telephone – File your bi-weekly unemployment claim by calling the Wyoming Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system at 307-473-3789 (7 days, other than maintenance times of Sunday and Tuesday 4:00am - 6:00am; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 - 7:00pm)
- Mail - Mail your bi-weekly claim for to: Wyoming Department of Employment, P.O. Box 2468, Casper WY 82602-2468
You should expect your debit card and first payment within 3-4 weeks. Bi-weekly benefits are paid to a debit card - You should expect payment availability within 2-3 business days after bi-weekly filing.
Filing for extensions:
If an extended benefit period is declared, based on unemployment rates, and it appears that you qualify, you will be notified with instructions to extend your unemployment benefits.
When you return to work, file for credit for the remaining few days you didn't work, and report wages earned for the week. Then, just stop filing - when you stop weekly filing, your unemployment benefits automatically end.
Make sure to keep a copy of your work search record. You may be required to supply copies to the Wyoming Department of Employment.