IDES - Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance (UI)

Unemployment insurance is a state-operated insurance program designed to partially replace lost wages when you are out of work.  Like fire, accident, health and other types of insurance, it is for an emergency: when you are temporarily or permanently out of a job, or if you work less than full time because of lack of work.
 
The program ensures that, if you meet the eligibility requirements​​ of the law, you will have some income while you are looking for a job, up to a maximum of 26 full weeks in a one-year period, depending on when the claim was​ established.  Unemployment insurance, however, cannot and does not protect you against wage losses while you are absent from work due to illness or while you are idle by choice.
File for Unemployment Insurance
Filing Options:
1. File Online:You will be prompted to login, which requires you to create an online username and password or;
2. File In-person: Use the IDES office locator​ to find an office nearest you.
Be sure to have all necessary information​ ready when filing your claim, either online or in person.
 

 Certify for Weekly Benefits

On your scheduled certification day, the best way to certify for benefits is the internet.  You can certify for benefits online by going here​.  These services are available Monday - Friday from 5:00AM to 7:30PM.
 
Certifications are done every two weeks on your assigned call day.
 
By telephone: Tele-Serve (English​ & Spanish​)​
Payment Information:
Login to view and print your 2012 1099-G tax information.  Individuals who have not established a username and password to manage their account will first be prompted to do so.  Accessing the form electronically speeds the tax preparation process because individuals can obtain the form at their convenience and not wait for it to be mailed.  Earlier tax years are also available.

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Chase Debit MasterCard Information and FAQ​ 
With the Prepaid Debit Card, you can access your payments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through retail Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) anywhere you see the MasterCard logo or the logos on the letter your card was attached to in this package.

 Additional Information & Forms


 Learn

Ensure that your computer and browser meet the minimum technical requirements​.
Read What Every Worker Should Know about Unemployment Insurance (English & Spanish​)​​
Download the Unemployment Insurance Benefits Handbook (English​ & Spanish​)

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