Audio/Video Assistance

Click on any of these topics to listen to helpful information to assist you with your UI claim. You can read the same information in either a Word or PDF format by choosing those links under the Description heading.

Days Missed

To be eligible to receive unemployment benefits, you must be able to work, and available to accept offered work, each week that you request benefits ... Read | Listen

Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Benefits

In accordance with the law, the claimant is required to inform the Unemployment Insurance department of their receipt of Work Comp because of wage loss benefits ... Read | Listen

Job Attached or Union Attached, Is it Me?

Claimants who are union attached or job attached are not required to make active work searches each week. Union and job attachment are offered so employers ... Read | Listen

I Just Got a Job

I just got a job-can I keep filing until I get paid? Good news! You got a job. Payday doesn’t come for a couple of weeks. But, if you are working fulltime, you should not be requesting benefits ... Read | Listen

Attending School

There are two parts of Montana law that can allow benefits while attending school ... Read | Listen

Tips to Assist You

The Unemployment Insurance Division tries hard to make all information clear and understandable. Here are some tips to assist you in receiving benefits if eligible ... Read | Listen

My Payment Didn't Arrive

If you have just filed your claim within the past few weeks, and have not received a payment, the most usual reason is that your eligibility for benefits has not been decided. You can check on that by looking at the ‘Issues’ part of your claim information ... Read | Listen

Domestic Violence

If you had to quit or were fired from your job because of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault of you or your child, you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits for a limited time ... Read | Listen

I’ve Got an REA Appointment

Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) is a program through Federal funding that is intended to help the newly unemployed find employment more quickly ... Read | Listen

How to Report Hours & Earnings

Did you work any hours this week? Did you earn any money from working those hours? These questions need to be answered when requesting unemployment benefits each week ... Read | Listen

Click on any of these topics to watch helpful information to assist you with your UI claim. All videos are on YouTube.

How to File an Unemployment Claim

This video will give you a quick overview of how unemployment benefits work, what you may qualify for, your responsibilities as a claimant, and how to file your initial and bi-weekly claims... View Video

Working Part-Time

This video explains how you may be eligible to receive partial unemployment benefits if your hours have been reduced or you are working part-time ... View Video

How to Report Hours & Earnings

This video gives you a brief overview of how to report your hours and earnings when filing your bi-weekly claim for Unemployment in Montana ... View Video

Worksearch Requirements

This video describes the worksearch requirements unemployment insurance claimants must fulfill in order to receive their unemployment insurance benefits ... View Video

Unemployment Insurance Appeal Process

This video gives claimants a brief overview of the UI appeal process with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry ... View Video

The Benefits of Using Direct Deposit

This video talks about the benefits of choosing Direct Deposit to receive your Unemployment Insurance Benefits ... View Video