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Unemployment: How do I apply?

You can file an unemployment claim by phone or on-line.

  • To be eligible for unemployment you have to be unemployed through no fault of your own.
  • Normally, unemployment benefits last up to 26 weeks in any 12-month period.
  • Benefits are paid in the form of direct account deposits or debit cards. Paper checks are no longer issued. Those choosing a debit card should expect to wait at least 7 to 10 days for delivery.
  • To file an unemployment claim by phone, call 1-800-555-1554
  • To file an unemployment claim on-line, go to www.unemployment.ok.gov
  • An unemployment application claim includes:
    • Name
    • Mailing address
    • Residence address (if different)
    • Telephone number
    • Social Security number
    • Work history for the past 18 months. Work history includes the names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and dates of employment for all of your employers for the last 18 months.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will need your alien registration number or Visa number.


Workforce Oklahoma is the generic term for the workforce development system where business leaders, educators and employment professionals are working together to achieve job growth, employee productivity and employer satisfaction. Within this system is a network of statewide offices where employment, education and training providers are integrating services to assist customers in finding jobs and qualified workers, making career decisions and accessing training opportunities. Please see their website or call (918) 796-1200 for additional information.


Services to help you!

  • Dial 2-1-1 Helpline for Health and Social Services Information.
  • Access online resources at www.211tulsa.org
    • Financial Assistance
    • Housing
    • Counseling
    • Health Care
  • Broken Arrow Neighbors - 918-251-7781
    • Uninsured, low income, no fee
    • Medical care
    • Prescription assistance
    • Residency requirements: Broken Arrow and Coweta areas
  • Tulsa Dream Clinic - 918-660-3614
    • Uninsured, low income, no fee
    • Medical care
    • Dental
  • Good Samaritan Health Services - 918-493-7884
    • Uninsured, Underinsured
    • Medical care
  • Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. - 918-295-6102
    • Uninsured, Underinsured
    • Medical care
  • Neighbors Along The Line - 918-584-1111
    • Uninsured, Underinsured
    • Medical care
    • Mental health
    • Prescriptions
    • Other services
  • Xavier Medical Clinic - 918-583-7233
    • Medical care