The state of Oregon allows its citizens to file an unemployment claim at so that they can receive benefits. However, processing the application may take some time due to the heavy workload of the agency’s personnel. If you wish to submit an application, keep in mind that benefits are payable only if you are eligible. Some of the more common issues that will require investigation are when you quit your job or you were fired or suspended. You may not also be eligible if you are unwilling or unable to take work.

Once you’ve filed an unemployment claim, you can check the status of your claim online. You can view your claim balance and expiration date, your weekly payment details, and your 1099G tax information.

To check the status of your claim, here’s what you need to do.

  1. Go online and visit This is the employment department page of the Oregon government website.
  2. On the left is a section with a Department heading. Click on the “Unemployment” link. This takes you to the Unemployment Insurance page.
  3. Again on the left there is a link named “Online Claims System”. Click on that.
  4. There’s a list of things you can do on the Online Claims System page. Click on the link named “Status of your claim”.
  5. First you’ll see a Claimant advisory. By proceeding you are consenting to having your activity on this system become part of your claim record. You are also informed that 10 minutes of inactivity on your part may result in having to start all over again.
  6. Enter your Social Security Number (SSN) and press “Continue”.
  7. Enter Your Personal Identification Number (PIN) and press “Continue.”
  8. You can then view your online claim status. On the screen, you’ll be able to see the following:

a. Your weekly benefit amount and remaining balance in your account.
b. The weeks claimed information over the last 52 weeks. The information includes the status of each weekly claim, the amounts and dates paid, deduction amounts, and payment method. You can also verify earnings you reported each week.
c. The expiration date of your claim.
d. 1099G information for the last three completed tax years. 1099G data is posted in early February of the following year.

Keep in mind though, that you won’t be able to check the status of your claim from 12:30 am to 2am each night, as the system will be closed for maintenance. There’s also a scheduled downtime from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on the second Sunday of each month.