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  • Information about unemployment benefits related to Covid-19.

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What Do I Need to File?

    • Social Security number
    • Employment information for the past 18 months: employer name and address, first/last day worked/ gross earnings
    • Your address, phone number, date of birth
    • Non-Citizens Alien registration and the expiration date of your work authorization card
    • Driver’s License or State ID

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  • Telephone Customer Service update
    The UIA Telephone Customer Service Line (866-500-0017) will be undergoing scheduled system maintenance this weekend.
    • Telephone customer service will be unavailable on Saturday, May 30. Service will resume on Monday, June 1 at 8:00 a.m.
  • “Stop Payment” Notice

    Due to largescale fraud attempts against state unemployment programs across the nation, the UIA has developed additional measures to protect certain claimants by requiring further identity verification and claim eligibility authentication. It is important to note that no personal data from claimants has been stolen from the UIA. If you received a “Stop Payment” notice on your account, detailed instructions have been emailed and mailed to you on how to submit additional identifying information in order to receive your benefits. There is no reason to take further action until you receive the instructions.

    How to Protect Against Unemployment Identity Theft

    When an individual files a claim for unemployment insurance, they will receive a written Monetary Determination letter. If you receive this letter (Form UIA 1575C) and you have not applied for unemployment benefits, or the name on the form is not yours, you may be a victim of identity theft. If this happens, notify UIA immediately online using MiWAM to Report Identity Theft

    More tips on how to prevent unemployment identity theft.

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