Individual Claimants

If you need to file a claim, click here.

Many of you are here due to the disruption of your work lives caused by COVID-19 and the current energy crisis. OESC is here to help.

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program pays benefits to workers who have lost their job and meet the program’s eligibility requirements.  After you have filed a claim, you must continue to certify each week in order to receive benefit payments. You can do all of this at

Use the information below to access unemployment related services and information. For answers to all of your Unemployment Insurance questions, including how COVID-19 is affecting claims and benefits, read these FAQs.

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Due to fraudulent activity, one-time transfers from debit cards to a bank account will be temporarily suspended. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

View a step-by-step guide for applying for PUA.

Debit Card issues? All debit cards are handled by our vendor Conduent. Please contact Conduent at (866) 320-8699 and press 2 for support.

View this quick guide about the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).

All claims will be backdated that qualify. PEUC's first payable week is the week from 3-29 to 4-4-20.

Phone lines are for customers without internet access or who require translation. Please use the OESC Virtual Agent and “Your Questions Answered” for guidance.

File or Manage A Claim

Access your Oklahoma Benefit Insurance claim here

Unemployment Benefits

Eligibility, payment, COVID-19, appeals, and check-lists - get the information you need here.

Open Up and Recover Safely (OURS)

Get guidance on your opportunities to return to work.

Work Loss Due To Imports

Access resources like the Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) for those who have lost jobs or hours due to increased imports

Work Loss in Oil & Gas

Access Trade and Economic Transition resources for those who have lost jobs or hours in the Oil & Gas industry

Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers (MSFW)

You are guaranteed the same resources as other job-seekers. Know your rights and resources.

Labor Law Complaints

File a complaint or contact authorities if you believe a violation has occurred

Appeals for Individuals

Learn about appeals, decisions, board reviews and more.

Fraud Prevention

Learn how to protect yourself from fraud and how to report suspicious activity

Please be advised that our offices, and all Oklahoma Works American Job Centers, are currently closed until further notice. Utilizing our online resources is still the fastest way to obtain information.

Victims of domestic abuse may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits

Oklahoma law states: “If the claimant separated from employment due to domestic violence or abuse, verified by any reasonable or confidential documentation, which causes the individual to reasonably believe that the individual’s continued employment would jeopardize the safety of the individual or of any member of the individual’s immediate family.”

If you are the victim of domestic violence or abuse and if it has resulted in your separation from employment, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.

Those benefits and many other employment-related services are available free of charge from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) at 36 workforce centers located throughout the state. For those transitioning between careers, OESC provides training, educational opportunities, skill-building, resume assistance, networking, and job referrals.

To determine your eligibility and file an unemployment insurance benefit claim, visit OESC. For information on reemployment services you may also visit OESC or call toll-free for your nearest Workforce at 1-888-980-WORK (9675).


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