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How to Apply for New York State Unemployment Insurance - ACCESS NYC Screening Tool for New York City Human Service Programs - Benefit Information. One Place.


How Do I Apply?

How Do I Apply?
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The following is information about how to apply for a particular program and required documentation.

Applying for New York State Unemployment Insurance

Here are the things you need to do:
1. You must complete the New York State Unemployment Insurance application. You can apply online at https://ui.labor.state.ny.us/UBC or by calling 1-888-209-8124. The application must be completed by the person who is applying.
2. To complete the online application you will need:
              - Your Social Security Number
              - Valid New York State driver’s license or Non-Driver Photo Identification Card number (if you have either one)
              - Your complete mailing address and zip code
              - Telephone number where you can be contacted between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday
              - Complete name, address, zip code, phone number and wage information of your most recent employer and any
              employer you have had in the last 18 months
              - Alien Registration card number (if you are not a U.S. Citizen)
              - It is preferred that you provide, Employer Registration Number or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
              of your most recent employer (FEIN may be found on your W-2 forms)               

Important Links

View information about the New York State Unemployment Insurance program at:
You can complete New York State’s online Unemployment Insurance application at:
ACCESS NYC provides information regarding the documents you may need to apply for the program and office locations. You can also view and print the partially filled forms for some of the programs.
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