You are only eligible to receive a limited amount of unemployment compensation per benefit year -- 365 days following the Sunday of the week of your initial claim. Upon reaching your benefit year maximum, your claim closes. If you’re claiming Illinois unemployment, you receive a notice of your balance at the start of the claim. You can also check your balance by accessing the claims website or claims phoneline.
Access the Illinois unemployment claims website. Select “See My Benefit History” under the heading “How Do I” and “Go.”
Enter your Social Security number and the PIN you created when you applied for your benefits to log into the system.
View the details of your claim, including previous payments and the balance left on your claim.
Call the claims line and use the phone keypad to select option number three.
Use your Social Security number and the PIN you created when you applied for benefits to log into the system.
Listen to the details of your claim, including the last payment and the balance on your claim.