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Unemployment Insurance Benefits

There are many reasons a job may come to an end. The important thing is to be prepared if it happens. Knowing in advance when and how to apply for unemployment insurance can make the process easier.


The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) can provide individuals who have lost their job through no fault of their own with a weekly stipend of up to $240 for up to 26 weeks, to supplement lost income while they search for employment.

For more information about Arizona’s Unemployment Benefits program, watch this video, or visit to learn:

  • How to apply for benefits
  • How to file your weekly claim
  • Fraud and imposter unemployment services
  • How to make an appeal
  • Address change information
  • Language services
  • And more