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I went to an unemployment website to open an account to check the status of a claim but I can't find an open account button. Can anyone help?

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Lynn Blakeman answered

The answer will vary depending on the unemployment site you were trying to gain access to, however, I have an example below which I hope will help you check the status of your claim...

I went to New York State Department of Labour website, which is just the first one listed when I searched for Unemployment offices.

There is a button that says 'Create NY.Gov account' right below where you would enter your username and password if you had one. I am assuming that this creates just an online account and not a new claim.

Also if you scroll further down the page, you will come to a Frequently asked questions link which contains guides to help you. Number 6 seems to be the one you need as it states that it is for people who have made a claim but don't have an online account.

Hopefully this information helps, however let me know if you need any more details!

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