North Dakota Unemployment Guide
If you've recently lost your job in North Dakota, you may be eligible for North Dakota Unemployment Insurance benefits. This is a guide to filing your claim for North Dakota 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 North Dakota workers can file an initial claim for unemployment benefits one of two ways:
- Online – File your initial unemployment claim using North Dakota's Unemployment Insurance Internet Claims Entry System (UI ICE) online, Midnight to 10:00pm
- Telephone – File your unemployment claim by telephone via North Dakota's Unemployment Insurance Claims Center at 701-328-4995
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
- Union Lodge name and number (if applicable)
- Occupation and skills
- Wages you are willing to accept
- Any special work accomodations needed
After filing your initial unemployment claim, you will receive a Monetary Determination notice, describing benefits, eligibility and giving additional information.
After you've filed your initial unemployment claim, you will need to register for work and put a resume online at www.jobsnd.com.
Filing Your Weekly Claim:
North Dakota weekly unemployment benefits are based on your the average weekly earnings, minimum $43 per week up to a maximum of $431 per week. Federal Additional Compensation (FAC) currently adds an additional $25 per week to your benefit.
Unemployed North Dakota workers can file weekly unemployment claims one of two ways:
- Online – File your weekly unemployment claim using North Dakota's Unemployment Insurance Internet Claims Entry System (UI ICE) online, Midnight to 10:00pm
- Telephone – File your weekly unemployment claim on 701-328-4995
Beware of the Waiting Week. Your first week of benefits is called a "waiting week" – this means you will not be paid benefits during your first week of eligibility, but you must still file a claim to get credit for waiting.
You should expect to receive your Direct Payment Card within a few weeks of your initial claim. Going forward, benefits will be paid to your card within within 2 to 3 business days.after you have filed your weekly unemployment claim.
Direct Deposit benefits payments are paid within 2-3 business days after you have filed your weekly unemployment claim.
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. You may also let a claims representative know your first day of work.
Make sure to keep a copy of your work search record. You may be required to supply copies to Job Service North Dakota.