Program DescriptionUnemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet the District of Columbia's eligibility requirements.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia, have worked in 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 work and available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo apply online, go to:
Program Contact Information
For additional information call: 202-724-7000
or visit our website at: http://does.dc.gov/service/unemployment-compensation-process