Kansas Unemployment Eligibility Requirements

Get the Kansas unemployment eligibility requirements. Find out how to file your unemployment claim in Kansas online or by phone using the information below. If you still have questions or issues about applying for Kansas unemployment benefits then contact the Kansas unemployment office.

File For Kansas Unemployment Online
Go to https://www.uibenefits.dol.ks.gov/ to file an application for the first time for unemployment benefits if:

  • you have returned to work, but become unemployed again
  • or to reopen an existing claim if you had to stop filing weekly claims for one week or more
  • You may file your online application from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday
  • You must answer all questions in the unemployment insurance application.

  • Upon completion of your application, you must click on the "Submit Claim" button
  • Please wait for the Claimant Determination Page to appear. Your application is not accepted until you see this page
  • Print and keep the Claimant Determination Page for your records; it is proof that you filed a claim
  • The information requested in this unemployment insurance application is required by law. There are penalties for making false statements in order to receive benefits not due to you. We use the information you provide to determine if you are eligible to receive benefits

Note: your information will be made available to our employees to process your application. Remember, only the claimant is authorized to use this system. Allowing someone else to file a claim is fraud on the part of the claimant and the person filing. The law provides penalties for making false statements or withholding material information in order to obtain benefits not due you. This includes penalties for perjury about citizenship status. https://www.uibenefits.dol.ks.gov/

Calculating unemployment benefits and how long do unemployment benefits last?
Payments for unemployment benefits can vary from state to state, but calculating how much you will receive is simple enough to figure out for yourself. Most states determine weekly benefits using the base period quarter in which wages are highest, called the High-Quarter Method. The remaining states might use multiple methods based off the Annual-Wage Method to the Average-Weekly-Wage Formula. Because the High-Quarter Method is the most common method of computing benefits, you may be able to use this to help you determine your unemployment benefits.

How can I estimate my unemployment benefit amount?
The period that the wage earner worked closes to full time is called the high quarter. This is the period in which wages were the highest. Take the amount earned during that quarter and divide by 13, which is the number of weeks in a calendar quarter. The state determines the percentage of that wage that will be replaced. The weekly wage is divided and the weekly benefit is calculated based on the weekly wage. Depending on the state you live in, the benefit amount may replace one half of the average weekly earnings.

How long do unemployment benefits last?
After the unemployment benefits have been calculated, your state will determine the duration of benefits. Several states establish uniform durations of 26 weeks for all workers who meet qualifying wage requirements, while other states have the flexibility to assign benefits lasting anywhere from 26 to 30 weeks.

This page provides general information about applying for Kansas unemployment benefits. The eligibility requirements in Kansas may change from time to time, we highly recommend that if you cannot find the information you are looking for on this page that you contact the Kansas unemployment office. They should be able to assist you with your questions or issues about your unemployment claims.