1315 East Lockey PO Box 1728 Helena, MT 59604-1728 (406) 444-2648
DLI is experiencing an unprecedented call volume to our unemployment insurance claims processing help line. Unless you have received official notification from Unemployment Insurance that you must call our call center, please search for your answer at dli.mt.gov/employer-covid-19 in order to free up phone lines for folks who are required to call in.
If you are out of work or on reduced hours due to COVID-19, we encourage you to submit an unemployment insurance claim. Applicants can submit online at MontanaWorks.gov.
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Unemployment FAQs about COVID-19 for Employees
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DLI is now ready to accept and process your applications for Unemployment Insurance claims. The user-friendly application can be accessed by going to mtpua.mt.gov and clicking on “Apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance” or by clicking on the blue button below. If you already registered on MontanaWorks.gov, you will still need to go to this new site to file a claim.