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OESC's 2nd week of unemployment claim help in Tulsa

Posted at 9:27 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 08:29:45-04

TULSA, Okla. — The state agency that helps process your unemployment claims was flooded with people Wednesday in Tulsa.

The demand was so huge they actually added three more dates next week so people can meet with them.

READ MORE: Need unemployment help? OESC is holding claims events in Tulsa

2 Works for You Reporter Tony Russell was live at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds where 450 people went to get their claims resolved through the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

This was a chance for people who had issues getting locked out of their system, settling fraud issues with their names, getting claims processed or even working through some of the technology barriers for those who are not computer literate.

Finally, this was a chance for people who needed some help translating so they could get a claim processed.

OESC’s Interim Executive Director Shelley Zumwalt said technology upgrades continue to be one of the big hurdles for the claims process.

”The legacy technology is really hampering our ability to operate in a 2020 fashion, but we have a couple of different options and a couple different things we’re working on," Zumwalt said. "We have multiple avenues of ways we’re looking to serve claimants.”

The next claims event is taking place Wednesday, July 22, Thursday, July 23 and Friday, July 24.

Event times:

  • July 22 and 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • July 24 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets for the event will be distributed Tuesday, July 21, afternoon outside the event at Expo Square in Tulsa.

Make sure to take the following when attending:

  • Social Security number
  • Name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail
  • Oklahoma driver's license or state-issued id card number
  • Name and address of company on paycheck stub or W2 form
  • Start and end date of employment
  • Wages earned and how paid (hourly, weekly, or monthly)
  • If employed by the federal government: SF8 form or sSF 50 form.
  • If served in the military over the last 18 months: DD form 214
  • Non-citizens need to bring alien registration number and expiration date.

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