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Start Your Unemployment Compensation Process

Filing New or Current Claims

Visit DCNetworks and select Claim Unemployment Benefit for the following

Claimant's Rights and Responsibilities Handbook (English, Spanish) [PDF]

Managing Your Account

Unemployment Insurance Information for Employers

General Benefits Information

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Phone: Local (202) 724-7000 or Toll Free 1 (877) 319-7346

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 

Please call during non-peak hours—weekdays after 5 pm and all day Saturday via the automated line. Due to heavy call volume, if you call during peak hours, please be prepared for extended hold times.

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Service Contact: 
Office of Unemployment Compensation - Tax Division
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 698-7550
Contact Fax: 
(202) 673-6993
Contact TTY: 
Contact Suite #: 
4th Floor
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm