Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

DUA oversees the unemployment insurance (UI) program, which provides temporary income assistance to eligible workers in Massachusetts. DUA also determines and collects employer contributions to the UI program.

Unemployment benefits fraud

As part of a nationwide unemployment benefits fraud scheme, criminal enterprises are using stolen personal information to try to fraudulently file unemployment claims

If you believe someone is using your identity to falsely claim unemployment benefits, learn how to report the fraud and what to do to protect yourself.

Report unemployment benefits fraud 

Contact Us

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Phone

Call Center (877) 626-6800

Open 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday, 8 a.m–12 p.m. Saturday. Multilingual call agents are available.

TeleCert Line (Automated system is operational, please do not transfer to an agent within the system) (617) 626-6338

To request weekly benefits, daily 6 a.m.–10 p.m.

Hearing Impaired Voice Relay 711
Payment Status line (Automated system is operational, please do not transfer to an agent within the system) (617) 626-6563

Who we serve

The Department of Unemployment Assistance serves Massachusetts residents who are unemployed and looking for work, and employers that are legally required to contribute to the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) program.

DUA determines and collects employer contributions to the UI program and also processes claims for UI benefits.

For more information, you can download A Guide to Benefits and Employment Services.

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