Benefit Details
Iowa Unemployment Insurance

Program Description

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Iowa's eligibility requirements.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in Iowa during 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 Steps

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

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

In order to establish your unemployment insurance claim, please visit the Iowa UI Service Center site for various ways to file:
Service Center Hours are:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please call (toll free): 1-866-239-0843
In the Des Moines area, dial: 515-281-4199
For more information, please visit our website at: