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Delaware Department of Labor

Division of Unemployment Insurance

Get the latest information on Division of Unemployment Insurance response to COVID-19, including Frequently Asked Questions.

On Monday, Feb. 8th, 2021 Governor John Carney signed House Bill 65, which waives 2020 state income tax on unemployment benefits collected by Delawareans who lost a job or income over the course of the year. Click here for important information for tax filers taking the 2020 unemployment benefit exemption. Also, please see our 1099G Information page for questions, guidance or concerns about 1099G forms for tax year 2020.

Update to Lower and Higher Authority Appeals Deadlines

Due to overwhleming call volume we encourage using this form for contacting the Division. Please include your name and claim/confirmation number, if you have one.

Looking to File an
Unemployment Insurance Claim?


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Claimant Services

I am an INDIVIDUAL who is currently not working but able to work. I have also earned a minimum amount of wages and registered for work with the Department of Employment and Training.


File for your weekly unemployment insurance payment and benefits.


Filing for Weekly Unemployment Insurance Benefits by Telephone.

Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit of UI Benefits for new and existing claimants.

Stored Value Card

Receive your weekly unemployment insurance benefits on a stored value card.

I am an EMPLOYER who has a fixed amount of employees. My taxes depend on the size of my taxable payroll. The minimum and maximum tax rates are .3% and 8.2% respectively.

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Report Hiring with our office using the Delaware Business One Stop. If you've newly started a business with employees or are about to hire employees, make sure you report hiring to avoid penalties.

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Information Hotline

Unemployment Insurance (Statewide)

(302) 761-8446

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