For any week that you wish to claimbenefits for unemployment insurance you must go online to www.
govand file a weekly continued claim for benefits once youare in the website this is the main page you would need to click on individualand then file unemployment and under the weekly claims you would click on fileweekly claim this is after you have filled out the initial claim applicationyou would begin your first weekly claim the Sunday after you have filed yourinitial claim application scroll down to about the middle of the page where ittalks about file a weekly claim so most claimants can receive unemploymentinsurance benefits for up to 26 weeks and in some cases 39 weeks to receivepayments after filing for UI benefits a claimant must confirm eligibility everyweek using the claims reporting system each week that the weekly claim is filedthe claimant will be asked to certify the following are you unemployed orworking only reduced hours are you able and available for work have you refusedany job offers or referrals are you actively seeking work unless your waivesearch your work search is waived are you reporting any pension that you maybe receiving are you reporting any gross wages vacation or PTO severance and/orholiday pay that you may be receiving click on file weekly claim now you mayfile your weekly claim on Sundays from 8 a.
to 7:30 p.
and Monday throughFriday 8:00 a.
to 5:30 p.
currently you may file for the mostrecently completed week and two weeks prior to that this is a homepage of theunemployment insurance weekly claim you must create a PIN number clickproceed to login it will ask you for your social security number no dashesjust the numbers and then click Submit and then it asks for your four-digitpersonal identification number the very first time that you log in to the systemit will ask you to enter your social security number your date of birth andthen it will ask you to create a four digit PIN number and you will have toalso re-enter that four digit PIN number before proceeding so the options come up we have benefit inquiry file weeklyclaim view or update payment method update your phone number you can changeyour PIN number and you can log out of the system for this demonstration todaywe're going to file a weekly claim so I will click on file weekly claim and Iget a message window it says our records show you must claim benefits for theweek ending Saturday March 21st 2020 before benefits for the week endingSaturday March 28 2020 can be claimed do you want to claim benefits for the weekending Saturday March 21st 2020 I will click yes it is important that youanswer all questions truthfully attempting to claim and receiveunemployment insurance benefits by entering falseinformation can result in loss of benefits fines and imprisonment Iunderstand this message and wish to proceed I'm going to click on the yesand then submit so here's the questions regarding what happened the week endingMarch 21st so did you work during the week of Sunday March 15th throughSaturday March 21st you would answer the question yes or no did you work or notif you answer yes it will ask me if this was self employment and you click yes orno if you answer yes to the self employment question it will ask did youhave any earnings that were not from self-employment during the week endingMarch 21st 2020 I answer yes then it is going to ask me to enter the wagesearned excluding earnings from self-employment for the week endingSaturday March 21st 2020 enter the gross amount rounded to the nearest dollar solet's say I worked and I earned $200 so I would enter 200 then I need to answerplease select the choice that best describes your work status as ofSaturday March 21st 2020 either still working or laid off or let go forreasons other than misconduct fired employer stated for reasons ofmisconduct or quit I will select laid-off and then I would go on to thenext question please note that there are red asterisks beside the questions thatare required to be completed you must answer all questions in order to proceed if I answer no to the question that Idid not work the only question it asks me is enteryour holiday pay for no pay enter zero otherwise enter the gross amount roundedto the nearest dollar the next question is enter your vacationor severance wages in lieu of notice of separation or dismissal pay if none wasreceived enter zero otherwise enter the gross amount rounded to the nearestdollar those questions are also if you did work for the week you would answerthose two questions the next question is are you receiving payments from aprivate pension or retirement fund that was paid 100% by your employer or amilitary retirement yes or no were you ready willing able and available forwork the majority of the week of Sunday March 15th through Saturday March 21styou would answer yes or no did you refuse any job offers or job referralsduring the week yes or no how many employers did you contact during theweek if you are required to do work searches you will be asked that questionyou would enter the number of employers that you contacted for work once youhave answered all of the questions you would click on submit this is yourweekly claim summary of how you answered the questions this is the time for youto review the answers to the questions and how you responded to make sure thatit is accurate if you're satisfied with the answers and that they are true andcorrect then you come down to this final questionin it says please remember it is your responsibility to keep a complete recordof your work search contacts as directed by the Workforce Development Center andto provide a copy of requested that's only if you are required to do worksearches the laws imposed penalties for false statements do you certify theinformation you have provided is true for the week ending Saturday March 21st2020 I'm going to select yes if I needed tocorrect any of the answers to the questions I could click on the makecorrections buttons and it would take me back to the screen where I entered theinformation but I'm satisfied with these answers so I will click the submitbutton weekly claim successfully filed it provides the week ending that I filedthe confirmation number your confirmation number is proof that youhave filed your weekly claim you should keep a record of your confirmationnumber if you've received your confirmation number there is no reasonto contact Iowa workforce to make sure that we received your weekly claiminformation please remember you must file each week you will not be paid forany weeks you do not file timely if you miss a week of filing a claim you can dothe previous two weeks if you've passed that third week then you would berequired to reactivate your claim as a claimant you are responsible forupdating any changes in your address or telephone number with Iowa WorkforceDevelopment to update your telephone number you may use the update telephonenumber option in the menu on the left side of the page to update your addressyou will need to contact customer service at 1-866-239-0843 www.
gov or email www.
gov sinceI'm into the next week I can go ahead and if I wish file the for the weekending Saturday March 28th and it will go through those same series ofquestions for that week as well if you have any questions or run into anyproblems while you are filing your weekly continued claim for benefitsplease contact customer service at 1-866-239-0843.