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To qualify for unemployment benefits in Mississippi, you must have lost your job through no fault of your own, be willing to look for a job, and be able and available to work.

In order to apply, you will need to provide the following information:

  •  Mailing address and contact number
  •  Social security number
  •  Alien registration number, if applicable
  •  Name and contact information (phone and address) of your employer(s) for the past 18 months
  •  Dates of work
  •  Reason for job loss

You can apply right over the internet at the Mississippi Department of Employment Security’s website, If you prefer, you can also file by telephone by calling 1-888-844-3577. You can also do it in person at a Win job center.

Once accepted, you will need to keep the government up to date on your job search. You will need to file a claim every week in order to keep your money coming. Details will be provided along with your notification of acceptance.

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