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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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  • Recent Executive Order Update

    While the President has enacted a series of executive orders regarding unemployment benefits, this program has not yet been implemented. All states are currently awaiting guidance from the US Department of Labor regarding implementation. There is no further information at this time. Stay tuned for updates.

  • “Stop Payment Indicator” 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 Indicator” 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.

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