Make sure you have the following items available:
- Your Social Security Number and your PIN (Personal Identification Number).
- If you worked and earned wages during the week you are claiming (including self-employment wages), or you received or will receive vacation, holiday, severance or W.A.R.N. pay for the week, be sure you know the gross amount (total dollars and cents before any deductions) of the pay before you file. These wages will be verified with the employer(s). Related Links: Unemployment Benefits Calculator, Partial Unemployment Benefits Calculator
- If self-employed during the week for which you are filing, be sure you know how many hours you worked, even if you had no earnings. If you worked but had no earnings, contact your area RCC for assistance in filing.
You can file your weekly request for payment online or by phone.
Online: Visit www.moclaim.mo.gov. Log onto the claims filing system and answer the questions and click “Submit”. You will receive a confirmation page to indicate your claim has been filed.
Phone: Call your Regional Claims Center to file your claim by phone. Answer the questions until you hear: “Your weekly claim has been filed.”
Jefferson City 573-751-9040
Kansas City 816-889-3101
St. Louis 314-340-4950
Outside Local Calling Area 800-320-2519
- You must report all wages earned during the week even though you may not be paid until later.
- You must report tips, commissions, bonuses, show-up time, and military reserve drill pay.
- Board, lodging and any other payments not in cash or by check also must be reported.
- If your income for the week is from self-employment or National Guard drill, you need to discuss this with the DES each week. The DES will instruct you on how to answer.
- You also must be able and available to work full time each day. This means no illness, injury, or personal circumstances would keep you from working during the week claimed.