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April 9, 2020 04:26 PM
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Resources for The Recently Unemployed

Here are some tips to help you get through the system and file your claim online:

• Avoid peak hours and file before 10 am and after 3 pm
• Use a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer
• Do not use a smartphone
• Have your personal information ready, available, and accurate
• Help free up the call center queues and avoid calling about the status of your claim

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IDES will begin accepting applications for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program beginning Monday, May 11.

Here's how to prepare:
1. Apply for regular unemployment before you apply for PUA

2. If you applied for regular unemployment and have been denied between April 1, 2019, and today, do not reapply. Go into your regular unemployment account and set up direct deposit for payment.

3. Have your 2019 tax return or proof of income ready and available

4. Be prepared to certify

5. Remember: You must submit a new application for PUA. The two systems are not transferrable.

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