Sunday, March 15, 2009

How To Submit A Texas Unemployment Application

If you need to fill out a Texas unemployment application, you can access one online at or you can complete your application over the phone using Tele-serv by calling 1-800-558-8321. Although you can access general information 24 hours a day, if you want to apply for Texas unemployment insurance benefits, you will need to call between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. You can also request payment and check the status of your claim either online or over the phone. You will find, however, that there are many more options for you by using the Internet.

If you don’t have Internet access, you can either complete your Texas unemployment application at the public library or at your local Workforce center. You will need to have your social security number handy and you will also need to have your PIN (Personal Identification Number). This is something you will set up the first time you apply for benefits; however, you will need your PIN each time you access your account either over the phone or via the Internet. When you apply for your unemployment insurance benefits online, you will also have access to a benefits handbook that will guide you through each step of the process.