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TWC Unemployment Benefits & Request Payment

The Unemployment Benefits program, funded thru employer taxes, provides improvised income to employees who have lost their jobs thru no fault of their own. Texas Workforce Commission collects unemployment taxes from liable employers and pays unemployment benefits to qualified claimants. TWC has a formal appeal procedure to address claim issues and employer’s tax liability, contribution or reimbursement disputes.

TWC Unemployment Benefits & Request Payment Instructions
The Unemployment Benefits program, funded thru employer taxes, provides makeshift income to employees who have lost their jobs thru no fault of their own. You may apply over the Internet or by calling a Tele-Center, you will need:

  • Social Security number
  • Military employment start/end dates and copy of DD-214(s), if you served in the military in the past 18 months
  • Last employer’s biz name and address
  • First and last dates (month, day and year) you worked for your last employer
  • Number of hours worked and pay rate (including Sunday), If you worked the week you apply
  • Alien registration number (if not a U.S. citizen or national)

Applying over the internet is quick effortless and secure, however, you may not apply over the internet if in the past 18 months you have worked out of state.

  1. Go to www.texasworkforce.org
  2. Click Apply for Unemployment Benefits & Request Payment in the Job Seekers & Employees category
  3. Click Logon Options
  4. If you already have a User ID, click Returning users, logon here. If not, click Sign up for a TWC Internet User ID
  5. For more detailed instruction, click Unemployment Benefits Handbook

About Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. The major functions of TWC include developing the workforce, providing support services including child care for targeted populations participating in workforce training, and administering the unemployment benefits and tax programs. TWC also provides information and analysis on shifts in occupations and industries within the state.

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