How to File for Unemployment

Learn how to file for unemployment in three easy steps.

View Unemployment Videos

Watch these videos to answer some common unemployment questions.


Update Your Contact Information

If your contact information changes, make updates with the Division to keep records accurate.

Change Payment Method

Select the method of how you want to receive your unemployment benefits.


Missouri Access Debit Card Balance

View the balance of your unemployment benefits on your Missouri Access debit card.

Tax Information

Tax information is available by logging into UInteract. View and/or print your federal Form 1099-G.


Money Network Debit Card Balance

View the balance of your unemployment benefits on your Money Network debit card.

Benefit Eligibility

View eligibility requirements to qualify for unemployment benefits.


If you disagree with the decision on your benefits, you may file an appeal.

Military Spouse Benefits

Missourians who leave their job to relocate with an active military spouse may be eligible for benefits.


Benefits Calculator

Use this tool to calculate potential benefits.


Filing for Unemployment Basics


Public Programs and Services

These programs are available to assist you while you file for benefits.

Partial Benefits Calculator

Estimate the unemployment benefits for which you may be eligible when working part-time.


County Unemployment Statistics

View the unemployment rate and number of initial claims for unemployment by Missouri county for each month.

Avoid Fraud

Be aware of your responsibilities when claiming benefits in order to avoid unemployment fraud.


Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about your unemployment benefits? Check out our most frequently asked questions to find your answer. 

Unemployment Discrimination

Learn what to do if you believe you have experienced discrimination while filing unemployment.


Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Missourians whose employment was affected by recent severe storms and flooding may be eligible.


Avoiding Common Unemployment Mistakes


Regional Claims Center

Claimants Contact:
Click here to submit a request.

Jefferson City

Kansas City

St. Louis


Outside Local Calling Area

This is a central fax number, so mark the item to the attention of the person to whom you are sending it. Faxing a form back? Use the fax number on the back of the form


Division of Employment Security
Appeals Tribunal
P.O. Box 59
Jefferson City, MO 65104-0059


General Fax 


Click here to submit a request.



Benefit Overpayment Questions
573-751-4058, option 4

Benefit Overpayment Repayment Plan
573-751-4058, option 1

Report Unemployment Fraud
573-751-4058, option 5

Report Worker Misclassification

DES Central Office
P.O. Box 59
Jefferson City, MO 65104-0059

Confidential Records Request: