FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - The temporary shutdown of the federal
government is impacting Kentuckians who receive unemployment benefits.
According to Governor Steve Beshear's office, unemployment insurance
customers in the Commonwealth will continue to be paid during the government
shutdown, but those needing to file a claim or request a check should use
the online and phone services available through the Kentucky Career Center
since state administrative resources have been affected. This means there is
limited support available at local career centers for UI customers.
In order to avoid longer wait times for assistance in local Kentucky Career
Centers, unemployment insurance customers are encouraged to go online at kentuckycareercenter.com
or call 502-875-0442 Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
to file an initial claim or reopen a claim. To request a biweekly check by
phone, call 877-369-5984.