Indiana Unemployment

Unemployment Insurance (UI) is available to Hoosier workers who are out of work through no fault of their own; this includes employees impacted by a temporary layoff. 

If a person’s employment has been interrupted or ended due to COVID-19, they should file for UI and their claim will be evaluated. 

Individuals must apply for UI benefits online, using a computer or smart phone. Online filing information can be found at The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has asked that employers assist their employees who do not have online access by allowing individuals to apply for UI from their business.  

If you have questions, please review the Frequently Asked Questions, the Claimant Handbook and/or the online video tutorials on the State Unemployment page. 

If you still have questions, you may contact the Indiana Department of Workforce Development Office via email at or by phone at 1-800-891-6499.

NOTE: Due to extremely high call volume, waits will be longer than usual.

If you experience difficulties with the Indiana unemployment website, have questions or concerns regarding the response you have received, or have concerns that you have not yet heard back regarding your claim, you may contact your state representative or state senator for assistance. 

All state representative and state senator offices are staffed with a legislative aide who acts as a liaison between constituents and state agencies, such as the Department of Workforce Development. These aides will be your best advocate during this time. 

The contact information for state representatives and senators of Jefferson county is listed below. To find out who your state representative is click HERE.

State Rep. Terry Goodin: or 317-234-9048

State Rep. Randy Frye: or 317-234-9450

State Rep Jim Lucas: or 317-234-9447

State Senator Chris Garten: or 317-232-9400

NOTE: Legislative aides are currently working from home, so email is the best form of communication. If you are unable to email, you can still call to leave a voicemail. Voicemails are being rolled to the legislative aides email accounts.