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Arkansas Unemployment Compensation

*Be sure to use your correct mailing address when filing (you will be receiving necessary documentation and claimant information). If the mail does not reach you, your AR benefits can be delayed and/or eligibility may change.

Your compensation will require qualified applicants to file Arkansas weekly claims after your initial filing here (calender weeks begin on Sunday, and complete on Saturday).

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Arkansas Unemployment Claim

State applicants will be asked a series of different questions pertaining to their status via web form, such as:
  • Did you quit your job or were you laid off?
  • Have you refused work that was offered to you after losing your previous employment?
  • Are you physically able to work full-time?
  • Were you self-employed?

Filing will also require all applicants to state all hours and wages earned while they were employed, in addition to any Worker's Compensation payments earned, bonuses, profit sharing, or commissions in salary obtained during employment.

All filing applicants are required to include whether or not they have applied for retirement compensation in the online application (in which case benefits would be reduced, depending on each claimant).

Factors Concerning Eligibility:

    Reasons to not be eligible for Arkansas benefits:
  • If you quit your job without "good cause".
  • If you are fired due to misconduct.
  • If you refuse to work without "good cause" to.
  • If you make a claim while already having employment.
  • If you are not working because of a strike or type of industry/labor dispute. Exceptions can be made during a "lockout".
  • In some cases, if you suffer from a loss of work due to a strike even though you are not involved with the strike, you cannot collect jobless benefits by the State.

Extended Options Available: Extended unemployment compensation may be awarded to applicants who maintain all eligibility requirements and/or pursue Career Training programs during their time unemployed.

Regarding Application Mistakes: Any mistake made during the AR claim process can be corrected by simply press the "back" button on your browser to correct your answer.

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Individuals who make claims are required to file a weekly certification no longer than 2 weeks from the end of the calender week currently being claimed.

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