Individual Forms and Publications
Frequently Used Forms and Publications
Some of the most frequently used forms and publications by individuals are provided below. Click here for more forms for individuals.

Map of service locations.  Office listing revised May, 2015.  This list shows communities & addresses of full service IDES offices (unemployment insurance / job centers), administrative offices, and job centers (no UI). Revised December 18, 2015
Work Search Record for Unemployed Job Seekers
This form (ADJ034F) is used to record work search efforts by UI claimants. Be sure that all requested information is provided. Failure to do so may result in a denial of benefits.
What Every Worker Should Know About Unemployment Insurance
When workers are laid off for a period of seven days or more or are separated from the payroll for any reason, employers are required to provide them with a copy of this publication. (Pub CLI111L)
Revised Feburary 2015

I Filed My Claim What Happens Now
Information about what happens during the three weeks following the filing of an Unemployment Insurance Claim. This is the English version (BPP001F).
Revised August 2015
Benefit Rights Information
This document offers simple guidelines to avoid claim processing delays, explains the steps for interviewing to determine eligibility for benefits, and covers the certification process. (BRI - CLI100L)
Chase Debit MasterCard Information and FAQ
Instructions on how to activate the debit card by phone (866-728-2167) or by using the Chase website, and common examples of how to use the Unemployment Insurance debit card.
Voluntary Leave Questionnaire
This form is used by IDES to collect information about why an individual quit his/her job.  The information provided will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility for unemployment benefits (Form ADJ002FC).
Teleserve - Certify for Unemployment Benefits By Phone
This brochure provides information about certifying for benefits over the phone. Once an Unemployment Insurance claim is filed, a claimant must then "certify" their eligibility every two weeks. Tele-Serve makes it easy.
Academic Personnel Questionnaire for Claimants (Form ADJ004FC)
IDES uses this form to collect information about whether a person employed by an academic institution is eligible for unemployment benefits.
Request for Reconsideration of Claims Adjudicator’s Determination and, If Applicable, Appeal to the Referee
This form (ADJ024FC) is used by the claimant to appeal an adjudicator's Finding or Determination if he/she disagrees with the UI Wage Finding, in cases where the person was denied benefits.
Helpful Tips to Navigate (pdf)

Apprenticeship Information Center Application for Job Seekers (Form AI589)
Complete, print out and email scanned attachment to, or fax to 312-793-1778. Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Benefit Overpayment Information (Pub BPC100L)
If IDES has determined that a person has been improperly paid  benefits, the amount is called an overpayment.  By law, the entire amount must be repaid.  Many overpayments are due to fraud, and can result in significant penalties and prosecution.
Income Tax Withholding Election
To change the withholding status on on an individual's current unemployment claim, complete the TAX-2 form, sign and fax or mail the form to IDES... (Form BPP009F)
CIS Quick Reference Guide

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Handbook (CLI105L)
This handbook provides detailed information about applying for unemployment benefits. Mistakes in filing claims can delay payment of benefits. Many unemployed workers lose benefits for a week or more because instructions are not followed.