Mississippi Unemployment Claims & Login

Mississippi residents who are unemployed through no fault of their own can now easily file for their unemployment claim benefits through the Mississippi Unemployment Insurance. The Insurance is very specific and it only targets the people who are affected. This means that you have to meet the eligibility criteria for you to receive the payments.

About The Mississippi Unemployment Insurance

This is a program that was developed by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The mandate of the insurance was to provide benefits for the people who lose their job through no fault of their own. The benefits claims are usually paid by the employers on a weekly or monthly basis. The benefits are however paid until the time you find a new job. To qualify for the unemployment benefits;

  • You must have worked in at least two quarters of your base period (the base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters preceding the effective date of the  claim)
  • You must have earned at least $ 780 in the highest quarter of your base period
  • You must have earned 40 times your weekly benefit amount in your base period (you can only receive a maximum of 26 times your weekly benefits in  a year)
  • You must be able and available to work
  • You must be seeking a full time work
  • You must have filed a claim
  • Have earned sufficient wage credits
  • Be registered for work at the WIN job center in the area where you live

The Mississippi Department of Employment security (MDES) will do their own investigation to determine your eligibility especially if you got separated from employment for other reasons. You have to understand that even though you might meet the above requirements; your claim might be delayed or denied due to some reasons. Some of the reasons might include; leaving work without good cause under the law, labor dispute, you are seeking or receiving unemployment benefits in another state.

How To Log In And File A Claim

To file a claim you will have to be logged in;

  • Go to the official website via the link provided. You will be directed to a new page
  • Click on the unemployment claims button
  • Click on register. You will be directed to a new page
  • Once the page opens, under the ‘I am already a registered  online user’, choose unemployment services
  • A new page will open, scroll down and choose ‘proceed’ under the ‘Unemployment Insurance services’
  • A new page will open, choose log in; you will be directed to a new page
  • Enter your user name
  • Enter your password
  • Click on log in

Useful Links

Official website of MDES: www.mdes.ms.gov

Link for filing your claim: http://mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/