Many folks are feeling the brunt of the recession, and are having to apply for unemployment for the first time in their lives. Even if you found yourself needing unemployment assistance at some point in the past, much has changed in the last ten years, and you'll find you're spending less time in line at the unemployment office, and more time online, at the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) website. The development of the "UpLink Claimant Self Service" (CSS) section of the DWD website makes it very easy to file your unemployment claims, but knowing what to do, and how to do it, can help the assistance you need arrive that much sooner.
The DWD has developed an online video tutorial that will show you how to create a user profile and apply for unemployment benefits online. Uplink is the name of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s automated self service Unemployment Insurance system. You can find out much more about the Uplink Claimant Self Service at the DWD Uplink CSS page.