Unemployment FAQs

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What happens after I file an application for unemployment?

All new applications will have an identity verification conducted with the Social Security Administration.

After you complete your claim, you will receive an "Unemployment Insurance Monetary Determination" letter based on the information we have on your past employment. This includes:

  • The start date of your unemployment claim
  • The amount of wages reported by each employer
  • Your base period
  • Your weekly benefit amount
  • Your total benefit amount

The information in the letter will show whether you have earned enough wages to establish an unemployment claim. If you believe that wages on your "Determination Letter" are incorrect or missing information, contact the Kansas Unemployment Contact Center for assistance. You will be asked to provide proof of the correct wages (check stubs, W–2 statements or other documents).

A monetary determination does not mean you will receive benefits. Additional information may be needed from you and/or your employer to make sure you are eligible.

You must continue to file your weekly claim for payment while your claim is being investigated.