The Budget Control Act of 2011 requires
across-the-board budget reductions to many
federal programs, including the Emergency
Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. These
reductions are generally known as
"sequestration". This means that payments of
EUC for weeks that begin on or after March 31,
2013, must be reduced by 10.7 percent for each
week of unemployment through September 2013.
You will be sent a
revised EUC monetary determination providing you
with the new remaining entitlement and new
weekly benefit amount for your EUC claim. You
will be notified if there are subsequent changes
affecting your EUC entitlement.
Note: The KEWES link is only available M-F from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM EST and
Sunday from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM EST.
||Your social security number
||Your complete mailing address
||Name, address, and phone number for each
of your employers over the last 18 months.
||The exact day you began work at each job.
||The last day you worked at each job.
The KEWES internet claims system is accessible for filing an unemployment
claim or requesting your bi-weekly check on-line. The system is available
Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00
AM until 9:00 PM Eastern Time. You cannot file a claim or request a
bi-weekly check on Saturdays.
Focus Career Job Search and Registration*
*Note: The work registration process is included as part of the Unemployment
Claim Filing process, it is not necessary to do it separately if you have
already filed an unemployment claim.
You can search for a job or register for work through this link.
Registering for work is an easy way to get your application out for
employers to consider when hiring.
Normal system availability - 24 hours, 7 days a
Unemployment Benefits - Telephone Claim Filing
Unemployment Insurance claimants who do not have
access to the Internet or who speak Spanish can call
502-875-0442 Monday through
Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to file their initial
or reopen claims by telephone. This is not a toll-free number.
To request your bi-weekly benefit check by telephone call
(877) 3MY-KYUI or (877) 369-5984
You cannot request an Extended Benefits (EB)
check over the telephone.
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Employer Electronic Services
Employers can establish or reopen an
unemployment insurance account, submit quarterly tax reports, or pay
unemployment taxes on-line through this link.
Employer Job Order Form
To submit a job order online to the Office of Employment and
please complete the online job order form. When you are finished, select
the OET county office nearest your place of business. Upon
submission of your online job order form, you may be contacted by an
employment specialist to confirm your request and obtain any