You will need to certify each week of unemployment that you wish to receive benefit payments, Weekly certifications are completed:
By telephone using our automated voice response system at 701-328-4995.
You will need your PIN number to complete the certification process. Your PIN will be assigned to you when you file your claim for unemployment insurance. If you have not established a PIN number, call 701-328-4995 between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
Complete your weekly certification for each week that you wish to receive unemployment insurance benefits.
Whether you certify online or by phone, you will be required to answer questions about your previous week's work activities. Questions include:
Note: The first week you certify and are determined eligible for benefits is called your waiting week. You must certify the week to get credit for your waiting week, even though you will not receive payment for that week.
"IMPORTANT: If you knowingly collect benefits based on false or inaccurate information that you intentionally provided when you filed your claim, you are committing fraud. Read What is Unemployment Insurance Fraud to learn the penalties."
Now that I have filed my claim how do I receive benefits?