Filing an Rhode Island Unemployment Insurance Claims can be accomplished by visiting https://uiclaims.state.ri.us. The site is easy to use and offers unemployment benefits to the unemployed in the state of Rhode Island. The portal is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. uiclaims.state.ri.us is best viewed using Internet Explorer 6.0 or better and screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or better.
It is recommended that you file a UI claim if your are unemployed due to no fault of your own. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Rhode Island Unemployment Insurance Call Center at 401-243-9100 or toll-free 866-557-0001. Not only can a user file a claim online but over the phone claim filing is available as well. If you do decide to file a claim over the phone you MUST have the following information ready:
- Social Security Number
- Full name, address and telephone number of all employers you have worked for in the last two years.
- If you are not an US citizen, you will need your alien registration number.
If you don’t have that information please do not call.
A user can also check a claim status online by providing the confirmation number. Please note that this is for Internet claims only. If you filed by phone you will not be able check your claim status online.