All states have an employment department that can provide information on unemployment benefits. Answers to frequently asked questions and contact information for personnel who can answer further questions are detailed on each state's employment department website.
While unemployment benefits and claims are handled by individual states, these programs are largely funded by the federal government. Therefore, information not commonly found on state employment departments' respective websites, such as statistics on funding and articles about state-federal cooperation initiatives, can be found on the U.S. Department of Labor website. The Department of Labor also has a toll-free phone number for handling questions about unemployment benefits that can be found at DOL.gov.
The United States maintains a benefits program information resource, including unemployment benefits, at Benefits.gov. In addition to containing general program information, the website also provides links to individual state resources for information on unemployment benefits. An additional toll-free number that can be used to get information about unemployment insurance benefits can be found at Benefits.gov as well.
Additionally, there are employment law attorneys working in each state that are equipped to answer questions about unemployment benefits. These attorneys also often offer free consultations. Law firms offering free consultations can be located through FindLaw.com.