Unemployment Insurance Division

Paul Martin — Administrator


Unemployment Insurance Division

Mission Statement

It is our mission to administer programs that provide short-term economic relief to eligible workers from a fund financed by employers. This program not only lightens the burden of unemployment upon the worker and the worker's family, but also helps local communities maintain a stable workforce and economy. We provide this program with a commitment to truly serve the needs of employers and claimants; to continually improve service; and to seek excellence in all we do.

Featured News

Notice of Amendment
October 22, 2021
In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.11.463 pertaining to disqualification for unemployment insurance benefits due to failure or refusal of a drug test, and requalification...Read More
Reporting Declined Interviews and/or Refusals of Work
October 18, 2021
Refusing an offer of work or declining/missing an offered interview may impact a claimants eligibility for Unemployment Insurance Benefits.  Employers are encouraged to report these incidences to Montana . . .
Some PUA Claimants Can Re-Certify for Some Previously Denied Weeks
July 23, 2021
On Thursday July 22, 2021 the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, in compliance with federal directives from the CARES Act, notified Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Claimants they can re-certify for . . .
Notice for Pandemic Unemployment Insurance Claimants
July 23, 2021
Effective July 27th, 2021, you will no longer be able to file a new PUA claim through this portal. Claimants needing PUA assistance must contact the PUA call center at (406) 444-3382 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. . . .
Notice of Repeal
June 25, 2021
In the matter of the repeal of ARM 24.11.478 pertaining to COVID unemployment insurance benefits...Read More
Apply for PUA
April 30, 2021
Self Employed, Contractors, and other individuals may qualify for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). The user-friendly application can be accessed by going to mtpua.mt.gov and clicking on . . .
Make Benefit Overpayment Payments Online
April 28, 2021
Benefit overpayments can be paid online or over the phone using your credit or debit card.  Pay online or call (406) 444-5434 to pay over the phone.  
Notice of Amendment of ARM 24.11.478
January 04, 2021
Notice of Amendment of ARM 24.11.478 Pertaining to Unemployment Insurance Benefits Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic ...Read More
Fraud Alert
January 04, 2021
Fraud Alert: If you’re not an UI claimant and received mail from the program, either in your name or someone else’s, this can be a sign of fraud. ...Read More
Notice of Adoption
April 07, 2020
Notice of Adoption of Temporary Emergency Rule V for UI ...Read More
COVID-19 Resource Guide
March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Resource Guide for Montana Employers and Employees ...Read More
Temporary Emergency Rules
March 18, 2020
Temporary emergency rules have been adopted to streamline Unemployment Benefits related to COVID-19 ...Read More

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