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Arkansas Unemployment Information

For unemployment benefits in Arkansas, you basically need to do the following:

  • Register with Arkansas's Employment Services
  • File ongoing, weekly claims and respond to any questions regarding your unemployment eligibility
  • Report any earnings from work on a weekly basis
  • Make a reasonable effort to find work, which basically means you must do reasonable things (like applying for jobs) that would result in you becoming employed as soon as possible

Documentation requirements

  • Social Security Card
  • Names and contact information for all previous employers in the previous 18 months
  • DD 214s for military service if released from military service in the last 18 months
  • SF 8 or 50 if employed by the federal government in the last 18 months
  • Completed Certificate of Understanding (UB-99Y) before filing your third weekly claim