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Forms and Publications for Individuals

Some of the most common IDES forms & publications for individuals are shown below.  Search for other Forms & Publications.

Title Description Languages Format File Size
I Filed My Claim - What Happens Now? Information about what happens during the three weeks following the filing of an Unemployment Insurance Claim. English,
419.14 KB
Tele-Serve: Certify for Unemployment Benefits by Phone (CLI113L) 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. English,
1.23 MB
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 they do not follow the instructions provided in this booklet. English,
PDF 413.07 KB
Work Search Record - Claimant (ADJ034F) This form 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. English PDF 494.73 KB
What Every Worker Should Know about Unemployment Insurance (CLI111L) 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. English,
PDF 229.69 KB
Chase Debit MasterCard Information and FAQ Instructions on how to activate and use the Unemployment Insurance debit card. English,
PDF 253.54 KB
Benefit Rights Information (CLI100L) 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. English,
PDF 229.82 KB
Illinois The Right Job Is Just a Few Clicks Away This publication describes Illinois JobLink, a web-based job search tool that features current job openings, from both statewide and nationwide job banks. Illinois JobLink searches for open jobs by Job category. English,
PDF 904.81 KB
Illinois Unemployment Insurance Law Handbook (CLI107L) IDES developed the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Law Handbook in response to a need for a single, comprehensive, and updated publication. English PDF 6.53 MB
Preparing For Your Appeal Hearing (APL100L) This pamphlet provides claimants and employers with important information about the appeal hearing and the decision of the Referee.



PDF 321.37 KB
Request for Reconsideration of Claims Adjudicator's Determination and if Applicable Appeal to the Referee (ADJ024F) This form may used by the claimant to appeal an adjudicator's determination or reconsidered if he/she disagrees with the U.I. Wage Finding. English PDF 432.57 KB