Combined Wage Claims

Combined Wage Claims

The Combined Wage Claim (CWC) program allows an unemployed individual with employment and wages in more than one state to combine his/her wages to establish a CWC under the law of a single state to qualify for benefits. If you have earned wages in two or more states during the past 18 months, you may be eligible to combine those wages to establish a Combined Wage Claim. You may file a claim by calling 601-855-3133 or 1-888-844-3577. Your claim for benefits will be effective the Sunday of the week the claim is filed. 

To file for unemployment insurance benefits, you should have the following information available before beginning:
A state issued driver’s license or identification card
Your social security number
The name and address of each employer you worked with during the past 18 months, the begin and end dates worked with each and the reason for separation from each employer
Check stubs showing year-to-date earnings from each employer you worked with in the past 18 months
If you were separated from military employment in the past 18 months, a DD-214 Member 4 form
If you were separated from federal employment in the past 18 months, an SF50 Notice of Personnel Action form or SF8 form
An alien registration number or Visa number if you are not a U.S. Citizen


You will need to register for employment services at the WIN Job Center if you have not done so already. Our staff can assist you with job search process, training and other career needs.