Labor ready to accept applications for extended unemployment insurance benefits
Idahoans who are out of work and have exhausted regular unemployment insurance benefits can now apply for extended benefits under the CARES Act online at labor.idaho.gov/claimantportal.
Changes made by the Idaho Department of Labor to its system will add an additional 13 weeks to an eligible claimant's unemployment benefit year. To qualify, a claimant must have a claim with a benefit year ending date after July 6, 2019.
The payments are retroactive to March 29 or the first week after an individual exhausts benefits, whichever is later.
To confirm their payment, claimants should log on to their account in the Claimant Portal at labor.idaho.gov/claimantportal.
More information about the program can be found on the Labor website on the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation page.
Details outlining all the CARES Act programs can be found on the department's website:
How to apply for each program is provided on the web pages, and claimants do not need to call the office to apply.
Other information about the unemployment insurance program and COVID-19 can be found on the FAQs.
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