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The University of Kentucky Human Resources Unemployment Department (HR UE) is responsible for responding to claims, attending hearings as required, and providing other services related to unemployment. Unemployment benefits are for employees who have experienced loss of work due to work not available or reduction in force.

How to file for unemployment
Other Benefits for Families in Crisis

UK Employer Address for UK Employees’ Unemployment Claims


University of Kentucky Unemployment
109 Scovell Hall
Lexington, KY 40506


HR Unemployment Office Assistance

The Kentucky Unemployment Office website and call number above are subject to much heavier traffic than usual. HR Unemployment is available to help answer general unemployment questions. HR Unemployment does not decide if benefits are paid.

Other Benefits for Families in Crisis

Everyone who applies for unemployment benefits should explore all options available to help themselves and their families.

Nutritional Assistance

The Division of Family Support administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). To access their web site, click here.


Kentucky Housing offers a program called the Kentucky Bridge program. It offers assistance to homeowners who can’t make their mortgage payments. Call 502-564-7630, press 1, then extension 330 or access their site here.

Food, housing and financial assistance

Basic Needs Lexington has a comprehensive list of places offering food, housing and financial assistance.

Mental health

HR Work-Life offers individuals counseling through mental health therapist. It's a voluntary, confidential benefit that offers five free sessions with our licensed and certified therapists.

Team Kentucky Fund

Visit the Team Kentucky Fund Financial Assistance Application Portal to apply for help. Note: This is a Commonwealth of Kentucky program, not a University of Kentucky program.

For Managers and Supervisors

We will contact managers and supervisors if additional information is needed. If managers or supervisors receive inquires, please refer callers to our department.

Human Resources Policy

Unemployment Policy - HR Policy & Procedure 100.0