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State of AR Unemployment Updates

03.18.2020

The State of Arkansas Dept of Workforce announced important changes to filing for Unemployment in Arkansas resulting from COVID-19 work disruption.  Our understanding of the changes are as follows:

  • Displaced workers may file for Unemployment immediately upon being out of work.

  • Unemployment benefit application can be applied for online.

  • Benefit waiting periods have been significantly reduced.

  • Requirements for appearing in person have been waived.

  • Requirements for certain documentation have been waived.

  • Requirements for reemployment activities have been waived.

Apply online. 

The AR Dept of Workforce is encouraging all claims to be initiated online for expedited assessment.

Use the link above to access the Arkansas Unemployment Claims Filing System