The Illinois Unemployment Services division provides financial assistance and employment services to jobless workers in the state of Illinois.
Some items that may be required to be eligible to file an unemployment claim in Illinois:
Have lost your job through no fault of your own.
Be actively looking for a new job.
Be ready to take a new job when offered.
Meet wage requirements based on your previous job(s).
Items that may be needed to file for unemployment in your state:
Social Security Number
The names, addresses and phone numbers of all your employers for the last 18 months.
The dates you worked and gross earnings from each employer.
Driver's License or State Identification Card Number, voter registration number or other type of ID that could verify your identity.
If not a U.S. citizen, your Alien Registration Number and work permit expiration date.
If you were on active military duty within the last 2 years, certain information from your member 4, DD-214.
If you were a federal employee within the last two years, your SF-50 form or SF-8 form and check stubs or W-2 proof of earnings.
If you would like for your benefits to be deposited directly to your bank account, you will need to have one of your checks or deposit slips available.
How to file for unemployment in IllinoisIllinois Online Unemployment Claims System
For more information on filing for unemployment in the state of Illinois please refer to the Illinois Department of Employment Security