I was able to start my claim online and file online weekly. I never had to step foot into an office or speak to anyone in person. If I hadn't had questions, I probably wouldn't have even had to talk to anyone. It took about 15-20 minutes to set up and about 5 minutes each week to file claims. All I needed was my former employer's name, address, salary, why my job ended, personal info (name, address, SSN, etc), dependent's names/birthdays (if I wanted to claim them) and maybe a few other small things, but nothing that I really had to spend time looking for. It takes a few weeks to start getting paid and I only get about half was I was earning, but it's better than nothing.
I did opt to have 10% taken out for federal taxes, but there was no option for state taxes to be taken out. When I did get a job, I just had them take out a little extra in state taxes to cover the lack of taxes taken out of unemployment.
I recently changed my username, but I still say "Hello" to all those who know me in real life! Hi P, S, T and K!