Information for COVID-19 FAQ, Employers, Jobseekers, Self-Employed, Child Care and Unemployed After Returning to Work Guidance
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Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment

Our call centers are open seven days a week from 7am-7pm. The Unemployment Benefits System is available 24/7.


Submit Additional Unemployment Insurance Documents:

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Understanding Your Benefits

There are several types of benefits available to Texans. Click here to understand the types of benefits you may be qualified for.

Child Care and COVID-19

Child Care and COVID-19

TWC has approved multiple policy actions to support families and programs at this time and continues to move quickly to respond to child care needs across the state. Actions approved by the commission.

TX Child Care Availability Portal

This website will allow parents to search for available child care near their home or work, and it will display a map of licensed child care centers, licensed homes, and registered homes.


Return to Work

Unemployed After Returning to Work

If it has been three weeks or less since your last payment request:

If it has been more than three weeks since your last payment request:

TWC UI Fraud

TWC UI Fraud Submission

TWC is always working to address potential fraud situations and reminds all UI claimants to be vigilant.

If TWC determines that your information has been potentially compromised we will contact you. Businesses or individuals who receive correspondence from TWC when no claim has been filed should report it through our fraud submission portal:

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If you encounter difficulties with the portal email or leave a message at the TWC Fraud Hotline at 800-252-3642

How to Report Identity Theft to Social Security Administration

Resources for Employers and Small Businesses

Resources for Employers and Small Businesses

Learn more about programs and resources available to Texas employers and small businesses.


Employer Work Refusal Form

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If you offered any of your employees a chance to return to work and they refused, TWC needs to know. Please report each individual who refused to return to work on our online Employer Work Refusal Documentation form.

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Texas Unemployment at a Glance

Total Payments since BWE March 14, 2020 =$31 Billion
PUC Paid to Date (Extra $600) since April 13, 2020 = $16.2 Billion
PUA Paid to Date (Not traditionally eligible) since April 14, 2020 = $2.2 Billion
PEUC Paid to Date (13 Weeks Extended) since May 11, 2020 = $912.4 Million
Lost Wages Paid to Date ($300) since August 24, 2020 = $2.8 Billion
Payments Made in Last 10 days = 1,819,973
Net Title XII Advances Drawn Since June 9, 2020 = $4.7 Billion
Total Claims Received since BWE March 14, 2020 = 5.1 million

More information on Texas’ unemployment Trust Fund

Interactive Map UI Claims by Region

Putting Texans Back to Work

TWC has waived job search requirements for unemployment insurance. However, many businesses across Texas are open and hiring. can help job seekers and employers connect.

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Virtual Job Fairs

With many traditional job fairs restricted due to COVID-19, Workforce Development Boards across Texas are sponsoring virtual job fairs. These events help connect workers with employment opportunities in a virtual setting that protects the health and safety of attendees.

Workforce Solutions Local Boards and COVID-19

Due to the spread of COVID-19 several local Workforce Solutions offices around the state have had to move to virtual services or limited public access. Before you go to any office please check the updated list below to find the best way to contact your office. The list is updated as office status changes occur.


Vocational Rehabilitation Updates

TWC-VR is committed to continuing to serve customers as we work together with our Texas Workforce Solutions partners to address the serious health and safety implications caused by the spread of COVID-19.

VR Offices and Updates

Other Resources

Other Resources

TWC is working closely with other State Agencies to help Texans. Below are some helpful resources for Texans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.