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Unemployment Compensation

The Unemployment Compensation (UC) division is built around one central idea: a worker who loses his job, through no fault of his own, deserves financial help.

Report UC Tax Fraud

If you have received cash or a 1099, this could have affected your unemployment benefits. If you are own a business and suspect that your competitor is consistently underbidding you due to paying cash to their employees, let us help you put them on a level playing field.

Email us or download and complete the Fraud Tip Form and mail it to the address on the form in an email and send it to TipHotline@labor.alabama.gov or call us at 1-855-234-2856.

If you are a taxpayer and a victim of identity theft, please read this IRS pamphlet Identity Theft Information for Taxpayers (THIS INCLUDES THOSE WHO RECEIVED A 1099-G BUT DID NOT RECEIVE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS).

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Unemployment Compensation Telephone Numbers for Claimants

you may file your claim online at http://initialclaims.labor.alabama.gov 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 https://uiclaimantportal.labor.alabama.gov/SignIn, or call Montgomery 334-954-4094; Birmingham 205-458-2282; Toll Free 1-800-752-7389.