To file for Alaska unemployment insurance benefits online, visit https://myalaska.state.ak.us, the MyAlaska web site.
How to file for unemployment in Alaska
If you lost your job and have difficulties finding a new job, you may need to file for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits to get some financial compensation. For Alaska residents, there are two ways to apply for unemployment benefits. One is online at myalaska.state.ak.us, the other is over the phone.
If you prefer to file a new UI claim on the phone, you can call the Alaska’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim center in your area. In total, there are 3 UI claim centers in the state of Alaska including the Anchorage, Juneau and Fairbanks UI claim centers. Here are their telephone numbers respectively: 1-907-269-4700 (Anchorage), 1-907-465-5552 (Juneau), and 1-907-451-2871 (Fairbanks). There is also a toll free number that you can use 1-888-252-2557. When calling this phone number, your call will be routed to the UI claim center near your location.
The My Alaska web site is established for multiple purposes. It serves both individual and business users. To apply for AK unemployment benefits on this web site, you should click on the link “Unemployment Insurance Benefits” under “Individuals”. If this is the first time for you are visiting this site, you need to create an account. During the new account registration process, the username, password and the secret question and its answer will be created and your email will be asked for. The username and password is very important for your Myalaska account login purpose. So you should put them in a safe place. If you forgot your username, you need to provide your registered email so that they can send your username to your email. You can also retrieve your forgotten password, but the process is a little bit different.
In your MyAlaska account, you can apply for Alasak UI benefits. There are some info about you and your last job required for your application such as your name, social security number (SSN#), the contact info of your lost employer and so on.
There are many things that you can do in you MyAlaska account. For instance, you can file bi-weekly benefits even though the bi-weekly benefits can also be applied on the phone by calling VICTOR, an automated telephone claim filing system.
Website for MyAlaska UI claim online: https://myalaska.state.ak.us