Arkansas Unemployment Guide



Where to Apply for Unemployment Benefits

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What information and documents you need.

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your mailing and physical address
  • Your telephone number
  • Your last employer's name and address
  • The name and number of your labor union if you find work through a union
  • Your Alien Identification Number or registration information if you are not a US Citizen
  • Your banking information if you wish to receive UI payments by Direct Deposit

Arkansas Benefits Calculator

Your benefit amount is determined by how much you worked and earned during the 12-month period of time called the “Base Period.” A Base Period is defined as the first 4 of the last 5 completed calendar quarters. There are 4 quarters in a calendar year:

The 1st quarter is January, February and March The 2nd quarter is April, May and June The 3rd quarter is July, August and September The 4th quarter is October, November and December

To calculate your base period first determine the quarter in which you filed your initial claim. Your new claim’s benefit amount will be based on where you worked during this 12-month period.

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