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Logon with your existing TWC User ID or create a new user account.

You can access any of our Unemployment Benefit Services online systems through the above logon link or you can continue reading on this page for system descriptions, information on what’s needed to use a system and related tutorials.

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Apply for Benefits

Submit an application for unemployment benefits.

You Will Need:

  • 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)

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See a tutorial on how to apply for benefits onlinePDF.

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Request a Payment

If you have an active claim, request a benefits payment.

You Will Need:

  • Earnings amount for each week (if applicable)
  • Work search activities for each week

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View Claim and Payment Status

If you have applied for unemployment benefits, view your claim and payment information.

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View IRS 1099-G Information

If you received unemployment benefits during the previous calendar year, view the total amount TWC paid to you and any amount withheld.

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Submit a Work Search Log

If TWC requested your Work Search Log information, submit your work search activities.

You Will Need:

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Change Payment Option

Change the way that TWC pays your unemployment benefits.

You Will Need:

  • The nine-digit routing number for your U.S. bank or credit union
  • Your account number
  • Your account type
  • A check, not a deposit slip, for your routing or account number. Contact your bank or credit union if you are unsure about your routing and account numbers.

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For information about payment options, see:

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Estimate Unemployment Benefits

Estimate your possible unemployment benefits with our Benefits Estimator.

You Will Need:

  • Wage information for the past five quarters
  • Pay period information for the past five quarters

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Technology Requirements & Privacy

Technology Requirements

Recommended browsers to use our Unemployment Benefits Services systems: Internet Explorer 6.1 and higher and Firefox 2.x. Select Internet Explorer or Firefox to download a free upgrade.

In Internet Explorer version 8 or higher, the Content Advisor must be disabled to access TWC's Internet systems.  If you try to logon but receive the message, "The system has logged you off. Please logon again to access the requested page.", then ensure that your browser’s Content Advisor is disabled. You can check the Content Advisor setting or change it by following these steps: On the browser, select Tools. Select Internet Options. Select Content. When the Content Advisor is disabled, the Enable button displays. When the Content Advisor is enabled, the Disable button displays. To change the setting, select the button that displays (Enable or Disable). If prompted, enter the password. Select OK to close the Internet Options window. Close the browser, reopen it and try to logon again.

Privacy Information

Texas Workforce Commission collects personal information entered into electronic forms on this Internet site. For more information on your rights to request, review and correct information submitted on our electronic forms, see TWC's Website Privacy & Security Information.

Public Computer

If you are using a computer in a public place, log off and close the browser when you are finished using this website to prevent others from viewing your information.

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