File a Claim for Unemployment Benefits

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4 Simple Steps to Filing an Unemployment Insurance Claim

  • STEP 1: Click here to access Uplink CSS, the unemployment insurance filing system or report to your nearest WorkOne Center to access Uplink CSS.

  • STEP 2: You will need the following information to file your claim:

    1. Complete name and address
    2. Social Security number
    3. Personal identification (if reporting to a WorkOne Center)
    4. Your most recent employer's name and address
    5. The dates you worked for your most recent employer
    6. The reason you are unemployed

  • STEP 3: DWD processes your claim.
  • STEP 4:  You may also be required by Indiana law to register for work through, the largest source of job openings in Indiana or at your nearest WorkOne Career Center.

CSS Resources & Tools

Uplink Claimant Self Service – Access the on-line tool for managing your unemployment insurance account with DWD

Getting Started with Uplink Claimant Self Service – Find answers related to Uplink Claimant Self Service and Unemployment Insurance.

Uplink Tutorials – Recommended for people new to Uplink Claimant Self Service.  

Uplink CSS Weekly Claim Voucher & Reopened Claims Screenshot Tutorial

Claimant Handbook