If you are experiencing unemployment due to the effects of COVID-19, you may be able to apply an Unemployment Insurance Claim. The Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet and Kentucky Career Center are offering resources for those seeking unemployment assistance.
Governor Andy Beshear announced unemployment eligibility has been expanded due to COVID-19. Individuals typically not covered by unemployment insurance, including self-employed, independent contractors, freelance workers, substitute teachers, childcare workers employed by religious affiliated organizations and non-profits can now file. Those who left their job for “good cause” because of reasonable risk of exposure (self-quarantine) or due to caring for a family member affected by the virus are also eligible.
File a claim
In order to serve those seeking Unemployment Insurance better, claims are being filed on specific days of the week, based on the applicant's last name. View the schedule.
If you are unable to reach the webpage, you can call – View a list of numbers.
Below is a short video helping explain Unemployment Insurance benefits.