Good news for employers
who experienced difficulty in monthly wage reporting
8/14/15 - IDES will provide relief to employers who tried their level best to comply with the new e-filing wage reporting requirement but were unable to for legitimate reasons.
IDES is issuing $16 million in refunds and/or credits, including associated interest charges, to nearly 13,000 Illinois employers who experienced difficulties in transitioning to monthly wage reports as required under the Medicaid reform legislation passed in 2012. The Department began its two-phase reimbursement process on Aug. 13 – with $1.5 million issued to approximately 4,000 impacted employers and $14.5 million to be issued to the remaining impacted employers by the end of the 4th quarter.
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Important Information for State Employees Regarding UI benefits During Budget Impasse
8/1/15 -The current state budget situation presents a unique and fluid set of circumstances. Existing precedent does not necessarily provide a definitive answer to every unemployment insurance question related to the situation.
Please note that individuals are ineligible for unemployment benefits if they continue to work as full-time employees of the state, even if they miss a paycheck.
Individuals are potentially subject to disqualification if they stop working and claim unemployment benefits in anticipation of possibly not receiving a paycheck on time.