File for Unemployment Benefits
If you recently lost your job through no fault of your own, are unable to work due to a natural disaster or quit for good cause related to the work or the employer, you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits. Eligible claimants may receive up to 20 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits through the state.Before applying, check to see if you qualify for unemployment benefits.
Applicants must also register at Jobs.mo.gov.
How to file a claim
Check claim status
Use your PIN to securely check the status of your claim.
Check your debit card balance
Check your Missouri Access Master Card ® Debit Card balance.
Use these calculators to estimate the unemployment benefits for which you may be eligible.
Estimate the unemployment benefits available for full-time workers.
Partial benefit calculator
Estimate the unemployment benefits available for part-time workers.
Unemployment benefits for military spouses
A claimant, an employer, or a licensed attorney can file an appeal following unemployment benefits determination. The appeal process includes a hearing with the an Appeals Tribunal in which both parties have a chance to argue their case and present their evidence. File an appeal.
Shared Work Program
The Shared Work Program is an alternative to layoffs for employers faced with a reduction in available work. It allows an employer to divide the available work among a specified group of affected employees instead of a layoff.
Employment Transition Team
The Employment Transition Team provides businesses and workers experiencing layoffs or closures assistance and services. There is no charge for these programs and services, either to the companies or workers who use them.