Applying for unemployment benefits in Missouri

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This is the main webpage for filing for unemployment benefits in Missouri. File a claim either online or by phone (816-889-3101). The online system is available anytime, but you may only file by phone between 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Have this information available when you file a new claim:

  • Name, address, phone number
  • Date of birth, Social Security Number
  • Previous employers’ names and addresses
  • Titles and descriptions of your prior jobs and the dates you worked them.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about applying for unemployment benefits in Missouri.

Staff at Missouri Career Centers are also available to help you with this process. The local offices are:

Missouri Career Center
1740 Paseo
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-471-2330

Missouri Career Center
6801-A Longview Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64134
816-325-1000

For additional information, contact an H&R Block Business & Career Center librarian by phone, 816.701.3717, or by e-mail, bcc@kclibrary.org.