In today’s tough economy, unemployment is at record levels. It can be very stressful trying to find a job and adjusting to the changing job market. The state of Louisiana offers unemployment insurance payments to provide financial help to unemployed people that meet the requirements. If you are unemployed in Lafayette, Louisiana, here are some steps to apply for unemployment.
Gather the following information required to file your claim: name, contact information, social security number, name and address of employer of last 18 months, date you started working with your last employer, date of final day of work with your last employer, driver’s license number.
Go to the Louisiana Workforce Commission website and access the Unemployment Insurance online claims system at https://laors.laworks.net/laclaims/claim/Index-Form.asp
Read the information and click on “File a Claim” and fill out the information in the form with the information you gathered in Step 1 to start filing your claim for unemployment benefits online.
If you cannot file online, you can also file in person at your local Lafayette One-Stop Career Center.