Unemployment Application Instructions

There are three major ways, through which one can apply for the Alabama Unemployment Insurance program, these are:

  • Submitting a paper application
  • Filing an online application
  • Seek application help via phone

Submitting a Paper Application

A common method of applying for the Alabama Unemployment insurance program is by filling and submitting a paper application. The application forms can be obtained from your nearest Alabama unemployment offices, where you will be able to talk to the program representatives and get the much needed advice concerning the application process. These representatives will address any questions or queries you may have with regards to the application process.

After obtaining you application form, you should proceed to provide a response for each and ever question asked in the form on the spaces provided. Once you have filled the application forms you should submit it by either delivering it personally at your nearest unemployment offices or by mailing it to them.

Online Application

A more convenient way of applying for the Alabama Unemployment insurance program, is by filing an online application form. This is convenient in the sense that, you can fill the form from the comfort of your home or any other convenient place, at any time of day or night. In order to fill out an online application form for the program, all you need is a computer and a reliable internet connection.

With an online application form you can always stop at any point and pick up from where you left the next time you login to fill the form. It is this flexibility and convenience that makes the online application one of the most preferred modes of applying for the Alabama Unemployment Insurance program.

Seek Assistance via Phone

You can seek for information relating to the Alabama Unemployment insurance program, by calling the toll free numbers available on Alabama's Unemployment Compensation phone listing here.

By calling these toll free numbers you will get the opportunity to speak to an Alabama Unemployment insurance, who besides sending you an application form will give you the necessary application advice.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for the Alabama unemployment insurance program, you need to meet a certain specified set of eligibility requirements. These eligibility requirements are mainly based on house hold income and size, and are highlighted below:

  • You must be a resident of the state of Alabama
  • You must have worked in Alabama for the past 12-18 months
  • You must have earned a certain minimum amount in wages during your period of active employment. More informaiton is available by clicking here.
  • You must be mentally and physically fit for work and available for work, during the period that you are collecting the Alabama Unemployment insurance benefits.