You can file an unemployment claim directly online through the State of Hawaii's Unemployment Insurance Division's website. You must first create an online account to have access to claim information. You can perform most functions on your own through the online account.
When creating your online account, you must have a valid email address, and once you've created the account, you receive an email in order to verify your email address. Once verified, you can create a permanent password and proceed to file a claim online.
An online account allows you to apply for a new claim, update employment information or reactivate an existing claim. It's best to have the contact information and dates of employment for all employers over the past 18 months. The online application prompts you through the filing process. It generally takes about 30 minutes to file a claim.
If you qualify for benefits, you must receive those payments by direct deposit. When applying, you need to provide the account type, checking or savings, the financial institution routing number and your account number. After you have filed a claim, you receive a confirmation page that provides further instructions for filing future claim certifications, registering for work and meeting all other eligibility criteria.