Managing Agency Texas Workforce Commission

Program Description

Unemployment insurance benefits is an employer-paid program that provides temporary financial assistance to workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and meet Texas' eligibility requirements.

General Program Requirements

To qualify for unemployment benefits in Texas, you must have worked in Texas during the past 12 to 18 months and have at least a minimum amount of wages as required by our guidelines. You must also be able to work, available for work, and looking for work each week that you request benefits.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

Apply for benefits online at Unemployment Benefits Services by selecting Apply for Benefits, or call a Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 to speak with a customer service representative.

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit TWC’s Unemployment Benefits website at:

For questions, call the Unemployment Benefits Tele-Center at 800-939-663.

You may also write to us at:

Texas Workforce Commission

Attention: Unemployment Benefits

101 E 15th St Austin, TX 78778-0001

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