I Am a Claimant

There are many reasons people find themselves without a job. You can feel lost, so it’s helpful to have a guide. The Alabama Department of Labor is ready to help you bridge the gap of unemployment. We’ll treat you with dignity and respect and help put you on a path to securing a job again.

If you have or start an unemployment benefits account with Alabama Department of Labor, you can manage it through the Claimant Portal on this page. This portal will also guide you through the process of filing or continuing an unemployment claim, filing an appeal, or requesting/providing claim information.

Request/Provide Claim Information

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File an Appeal

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Find a Career Center

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Unemployment Overpayment
Repayment System

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Unemployment Compensation Telephone Numbers for Claimants

you may file your claim online at or call 1-866-234-5382 (select option 2) during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

call 1-800-361-4524 before 5:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.

visit, or call Montgomery 334-954-4094; Birmingham 205-458-2282; Toll Free 1-800-752-7389.