File For Unemployment
If you, as an independent contractor, have not yet filed for unemployment, a site has been created specifically for those who work as independent contractors, self-employed, or gig workers. Before you file, have the following items prepared:
If you have questions or need assistance, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) office can be reached at 406-444-3382 or PUAClaims@mt.gov
Montana Citizens' Advocate
If you have filed for unemployment and haven't received your benefits and/or are unsuccessful in speaking with someone at Montana Works or the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), we encourage you to call or email the Montana Citizens' Advocate. Their job is in the name - they work to advocate on behalf of Montanans and offers direction and assistance within state government.
Montana Citizens' Advocate Office can be reached at (855) 318-1330 or (406) 444-3468 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.