Minnesota Unemployment Guide



Where to Apply for Unemployment Benefits

Apply for Unemployment

Unemployment Checklist

What information and documents you need.

  • Social Security number
  • Driver's license number or other state government identification number
  • Contact information (mailing address and telephone number)
  • Employment history for the past 18 months, including:
  • Each employer's name, address and telephone number
  • Dates of employment (month and year)
  • Pay rate
  • Reason you no longer work for the employer
  • If you want direct deposit, your bank account number and routing number. You can also request direct deposit at a later time - see Payment Options for instructions.

You may also need:

  • DD-214 Member 4 (not mandatory to apply) if you served in the military in the past 18 months
  • SF 8 and SF50 if you were a federal employee in the past 18 months
  • Work authorization document if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • Trade union name and local number of your hiring hall if you are a union member


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