The CARES Act significantly expands the unemployment insurance program — $600 additional compensation, extensions and assistance for self-employed individuals are all coming. We are working with our partners at U.S. Department of Labor to implement the changes as quickly as possible. We will inform you of changes that will potentially impact your unemployment benefit claim. In the meantime, file your application or weekly reports at labor.idaho.gov/claimantportal.
Unemployment Insurance COVID-19 FAQs are updated daily.
Find frequently asked questions, a link to the Claimant Portal to file for unemployment benefits, claims line phone number and other resources on our COVID-19 web page.
If you have questions about Coronavirus, please visit coronavirus.idaho.gov.
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Idaho workers laid off due to the coronavirus filed 30,904 initial claims for unemployment insurance between March 29 and April 4, a decrease of 6.2 percent from the previous week’s record level of 32,941.
Idahoans applying for unemployment insurance for the first time should be extra vigilant about what websites they access to file for benefits, according to the Department of Labor.
Idaho, like all states, will need to change its unemployment insurance system in order to make payments to people authorized to receive additional benefits under the CARES Act.
Twin Falls Local Office
8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 23
Centennial Job Corps Campus, Nampa
2 p.m. March 18
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Brad Little, Governor
Jani Revier, Director