Resources for Workers and Businesses impacted by COVID-19--- Where to get help


Unemployment Insurance and COVID-19

Mississippi Department of Employment Security announces that Mississippi workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19 will be eligible to file for unemployment benefits. These temporary measures will help relieve the financial hardship of temporary layoffs by making unemployment benefits available to individuals whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19. This helps not only individuals but also employers by helping them retain their workforce and stabilizing local economies.


For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Workers, (click here)


For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)for Employers, (click here) 


On March 21, 2020, the Governor signed Executive Order No. 1462 due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic to help employees and employers during this state of emergency. The changes associated with this include the following:

  • Individuals receiving unemployment benefits will not be required to serve a waiting period week for initial claims filed from March 8, 2020, through June 27, 2020.

  • Work search requirements that normally must be met to be considered eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits shall be suspended beginning March 21, 2020, until June 27, 2020.

  • All collection activities including, but not limited to, interception of state tax refunds, payment agreements, enrollment of liens, tax garnishments, and claimant overpayment garnishments shall be suspended until June 27, 2020.

  • Individuals receiving unemployment benefits will not be required to serve a waiting period week for initial claims filed from March 8, 2020, through June 27, 2020.

  • Work search requirements that normally must be met to be considered eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits shall be suspended beginning March 21, 2020, until June 27, 2020.

  • All collection activities including, but not limited to, interception of state tax refunds, payment agreements, enrollment of liens, tax garnishments, and claimant overpayment garnishments shall be suspended until June 27, 2020.

Unemployment Insurance benefits claims can be filed online by (clicking here), or

by calling 888-844-3577.


If you are experiencing difficulty filing your Unemployment Insurance claim, you may contact your local WIN Job Center for assistance.


Picayune Job Center PicayuneJobCenter@mdes.ms.gov 601-798-3472

Hancock Job Center hancockcountyjobcenter@mdes.ms.gov 228-466-5425



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