Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims

The weekly claim filing process (also referred to as weekly certification) is used to verify that you were unemployed during the week and are eligible to receive benefit payments (provided that you qualify monetarily and are determined eligible to receive benefits).

Weekly claims are filed by individuals who:

  • have applied for UI Benefits and/or
  • have an existing Arizona Unemployment Insurance Claim with a monetary balance.


Applying (also referred to as the initial claim) only begins the benefit claims process.

You must file regular weekly claims either on the Internet or by submitting a paper certification:

  • while you are waiting to see if you  are eligible,
  • after you have been determined eligible, and
  • after you have begun receiving payments.

If you miss filing your weekly claims for more than two weeks, the weekly claim filing system will no longer recognize you. Failing to file a weekly claim can result in a delay in having your benefits approved and/or in receiving your weekly benefit payments.

The following actions may be pending but should NOT prevent you from filing weekly claims:

  • You received a Wage Statement (UB-107) (view sample UB-107 138 KB PDF) and filed a Wage Protest because of missing or incorrect wages;
  • You have a separation or other eligibility issue pending on your claim and a determination about your eligibility for benefits is still pending;
  • You received a determination of ineligibility or disqualification and have filed an appeal (if this determination is later reversed, payments will only be issued for benefit weeks you have filed).
Instructions for Completing Weekly UI Claims
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