Filing for unemployment benefits if COVID-19 has affected your

Filing for unemployment benefits if COVID-19 has affected your
By: Northwest Indiana WorkOne Last Updated: March 19, 2020

According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Hoosiers can file for unemployment assistance online via a computer or smartphone at They can also call the unemployment insurance help line at 1-800-891-6449.

Due to COVID-19, Governor Holcomb announced that those residents who are currently receiving benefits or who have received letters requiring them to attend a Reemployment Services Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) orientation workshop at their local WorkOne, are now exempt from doing so through April 17.

Further information about COVID-19 and updates on Unemployment Insurance for workers and employers they can visit

Several offices of the Northwest Indiana WorkOne system will be closed due to the impact of the current COVID-19 situation and as they follow compliance set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State. However, individuals needing WorkOne assistance can still call their local WorkOne office, leave a message, and a staff member will return their call.