Unemployment Assistance

  • The Texas Workforce Commission's (TWC) website now has a section dedicated to COVID-19 response.  If your employment has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), apply for benefits either online at any time using Unemployment Benefits Services (UBS) or by calling TWC’s Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Central Time, Monday - Friday.  UBS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  We also encourage you to sign up for Electronic Correspondence so you can receive your TWC communications online as soon as possible.  TWC will investigate why you lost your job and mail a decision explaining whether you are eligible for unemployment benefits.

  • Under normal circumstances, TWC requires the following to file for unemployment:

  • Last employer's business name and address

  • First and last dates (month, day and year) you worked for your last employer

  • Number of hours worked and pay rate if you worked this week (including Sunday

  • Information related to your normal wage

  • Alien Registration Number (if not a U.S. citizen or national)