Benefit Details
District of Columbia Unemployment Insurance
Managing Agency District of Columbia

Program Description

The Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own (as determined under District of Columbia law, and meet other eligibility requirements of District of Columbia law).
  • Unemployment insurance (UI) payments (benefits) are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who meet the requirements of District of Columbia law.
  • The District of Columbia administers a separate unemployment insurance program within guidelines established by Federal law.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in the District of Columbia during the past 12 months and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and be available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To file a claim online or to check the status of your claim, please visit DCNetworks.

Program Contact Information

For more information on Unemployment Insurance, please visit the, Department of Employment Services page.
You may also visit the U.S. Department of Labor's State Unemployment Insurance Benefits website for additional Federal program information.