Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Checking the Status of Your Unemployment Insurance Claim

After you report your first two continued weekly Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims, you will be able to check the status of your UI claim for benefits online at https://uiclaims.iwd.iowa.gov/weeklyclaims or by calling 1-800-850-5627 and selecting the option to “Check on the Status of Your Claim.”

You will be able to review the following information:

  • The last week claimed (if any)
  • When the last UI payment was issued
  • Amount of the UI payment
  • Remaining balance

The "status of claim" option is only available 8:00 am to 4:59 pm, Tuesday through Friday. (If Monday is a holiday, the "status of claim" option is not available until Wednesday of that week).

Note: You will not be able to check the status of your UI claim if you are receiving Training Extension Benefits (TEB) or Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA).