This video is to help show you step bystep how to file an unemployment claim on your re-employment portal account.
To get to re-employme you'll go to: REEMPLOYME.
gov The website isdisplayed below on your screen.
Once you are on the reemployment website, if youhave not created a user ID and password, please go back to the video and watchhow to create a user ID and password, and also verify your email address.
Westrongly urge you to save your login credentials as you would any other loginID and password you create, like your online banking.
Now let's get started inthis video we'll be focusing on how to file a claim.
To do this you'll want toselect file claim option.
You will now enter in your user ID, your password, and select submit.
Once you're logged in successfullyyou'll see the reemployment homepage.
From the home page you will select theunemployment claim tab and then select file unemployment claim, where you'll get the claim notification.
The claim filing notification screenwill appear.
You can file a Maine internet claim If you have worked in the state ofMaine or served in the military within the last 18 months.
If you've not filed aclaim for unemployment benefits against another state the past twelvemonths.
You'll need the following information to complete your claim, yoursocial security number, alien registration if applicable.
Thebusiness name, address and telephone number of each of the places you haveworked at during the past 18 months.
The jobs you held and dates you worked foreach employer within the past 18 months.
Select next If you have filed in the past, your nameand some of the information will pre-populate on this screen.
If this isyour first time filing you'll have to provide all of these details.
Put your first name, last name, and middle initial if you have one, you canprovide that or another last name that you've worked since October 1st of 2018, date of birth, gender, race, are you a UScitizen.
If you select no, you do have to provide the following details: below an aB and C.
If yes , no further details are needed.
If you have a disability selectyes or no.
This is not a required field.
Any required fields have a red asteriskaround them.
Are you a military veteran, transitional veteran, or spouse of amilitary veteran? Select the highest gradecompleted in school, from the drop-down.
Do you have any language preference, ifyes provide the type of language from the drop-down.
If you're the primarysupport of dependent children do you wish to file for dependent dependencyallowance? If yes, you have to answer sub question a.
If you don't have thedependent details that's okay.
We'll mail you a paper form to fill out.
Once all your details are completed hitnext.
The contact details screen appears.
You'llwant to provide your mailing address, city, state, and zip code.
If your residential address is the sameas your mailing address, select that option and the details above willpre-populate below.
If different you will have to provide those details.
On anyscreen there are these little circles with question marks, these are helper texts.
If you're not sure what the questions asking selectthat and then a description box will appear giving you more information onwhat is being asked.
Once you've reviewed these details and no longer need the box, just hit the red X to return back to your other screen.
Number four isrequired but it does not have a red asterisk around it.
You need to select atown by using the drop-down.
Provide a telephone number.
Primary telephone number and a cell phone number or a secondary number ifyou have one.
It's okay to provide the same one for each box.
Would you like tosign up and receive notification via text message regarding your employmentstep? Would you like to sign up to receive notification via text messageregarding your reemployment assistance? These are just notification textmessages.
They don't provide a whole lot of detail, just let you know that youneed to go and review your claim because the status is updated.
How may wecontact you by email or by mail.
Paper mail, that is, if you select email you dohave to agree to the terms and conditions of M DOL regarding electronicnotifications.
Again these are just notifications.
These do not provide a lotof details just notifying you that you need to go look at your claim on theportal or call in and speak to a representative.
You want to provide your email addressand confirm your email address.
Now at any point while you're filing, if you seea finished later option on your screen, down on the left hand side, that is likea Save button.
It saves some of your information, up into the point in whichyou hit finished later.
For security purposes you may have to provideinformation again on some of the screens that you've already filled out.
Nowselect next to continue.
The next screen is verify contact details.
If any of thedetails are not correct hit back and edit them.
If everything is all set hitnext and continue.
Security confirmation screen appears.
The Maine Department ofLabor will validate identity information you've provided with other states andfederal agencies.
Please enter your first name and last name as it appears on yoursocial security card and review the information to secure that this iscorrect before clicking next.
Your birth date will pre-fill from thefirst screen where you had entered it in.
Please verify that detail.
If it's notcorrect, please go back and correct that.
Everything is okay to go.
So we're gonnamove forward.
The next screen you'll see is file claim.
From which location are you filing your claim, home, a public facility like alibrary or the Career Center? In this case home is what I'm going to select.
Were you employed with the federal government, performing federal civilianservices after October 1st of 2018? If yes, you do have to select out of the US, in the US, or in Maine.
In this case I'm saying.
Anytime if you had selected anoption and need to unselect it, just double click the blue box and it will goaway.
Were you discharged from the US military after October 1st of 2018, yesor no.
Have you worked for any employer since October 1st of 2018, yes or no.
Have you worked for an employer since October 1st of 2018 yes.
If yes you need to select the States including federal outside of US ormilitary employment.
By selecting the States you just check the box off.
If youhave more than one state that you've worked for you want to make sure youselect all of those States.
If you select a state on accident just click the boxto remove it.
Do you have a definite date to return to work with your most recentemployer, yes or no.
If yes indicate that date.
Have you applied for unemploymentinsurance benefits and any other states other than Maine in the last 12 months? Are you currently receiving or have youreceived short-term disability since October 1st of 2018.
Are you currently receiving or have you received workers comp since October 1stof 2018.
Now question 10.
Are you currently unemployed due to thenovel coronavirus outbreak, also known as Covid-19.
Only answer yes to thisquestion if you have been laid off due to Covid-19, and then select next.
The employmenthistory screen will appear.
The following screens will ask you to provide detailsof your employment history during the past 18 months.
Primary job titledescription search.
Enter a job title which reflects your skills job historyand interests.
This will help our system classify the types of jobs that may meetyour qualification and interests.
So in the job title search box, type in a jobskill that you have and then hit search.
Now read through the job title and jobdescriptions to best select the job in which you are looking to select.
Onceyou've done that hit next.
You receive the job title summary.
Hereyou have to enter in your work experience in years and months.
You candelete any job description because this is blue and has an underline, it meansit's an action item.
You can select anything that's blue with underlined totake further action.
Do you want to add another job skill or job history tointerests, select yes and then hit next.
The primary job title and descriptionsearch appears.
Enter in another job title and hit Search.
Again, review thejob title and job descriptions to best select the one in which you're lookingto have on your record and then hit next.
You receive the job title summary screenagain, you want to provide the number of years and months worked and whether ornot this is a last job skill you had or a preferred job skill that you have.
Youcan continue to add more job skills if you would, like but in this case I'mselecting no and moving to the next screen.
Employment details, this is wherewe're going to talk about your employment over the last 18 months.
If this screen appears and provides an employer name of employers that havereported your wages to the state of Maine.
If you did not work for theemployer that is shown, select no and we'll review those details.
If you did, select yes and provide the details of your employment.
Enter your employmentstart date, employment end date, and your job description, rate of pay and whether it was by the hour, weekly, or monthly.
However you're providing that, select a reason you are no longerworking with the employer.
If you select voluntary quit, you do haveto select a voluntary quit reason from the drop-down box.
But in this case itslack of work.
If you have applied for or are receiving a pension from thisemployer you need to provide the employer telephone number.
Are you being paid by the employer during your time off.
are you receiving or have you received Are you receiving any short-term disability benefits fromthis employer since October 1st of 2018.
And will you be receiving anyremuneration from this employer, if yes you need to provide whether it's a bonuspay or other pay.
And then once all the details arecompleted hit next.
If you have more than one employer, again you have to providethe details for each of those employers.
Then we get to the employment summaryscreen.
Here you can add another employer.
If there's no if you have a recentemployer that is not showing in the monetary.
If you select yes, I'd select adrop-down to main employer you can enter in those details manually.
In thiscase I'm selecting no and hitting next.
Now we get into our able andavailability details screen.
Are you currently self-employed, are youa corporate officer, currently working on a commission basis, a professionalathlete.
Have you refused an offer of work since you last were employed.
Areyou currently attending schooling or training.
Do you have a medical condition, disability or illness that will limit your ability to perform your normal work.
Can you accept full-time work.
If no is selected you do have to select a reasonto why and more than one option can be applied.
Again if you answer this and youneed to remove it, just uncheck the boxes and double click the hot button and moveit to the one that you want.
Are you a union member, if you selected yes, you have to stay in contact with your union hall about work.
Does your regular occupation require shift work, yes or no.
If yes you have toprovide the sub question details.
If no no other information is needed.
How manyhours per week did you normally work in the last 18 months.
How many hours perweek are you currently able and available for work.
And then we'll selectnext to continue.
The next screen that appears is a taxwithholding and payment option.
Here is where you can opt into having 10% ofyour benefits taken out for federal income tax and also the 5% taken outfor state income tax.
This can be changed at any point under the benefitmaintenance tab.
You will automatically be enrolled to receive your benefitpayments by an electronic payment card.
if you'd rather receive your payments bydirect deposit into your checking or savings account, you'll want to go to thebenefit maintenance tab.
After you submit your claim and update your bankinformation and select the payment options.
You'll want to read through theshort form and long disclosure form.
The short form appears on the screen.
You canjust scroll down through and read those details.
If you select the longdisclosure form, this will pre-populate into a separate tab for you to review, save or print.
Once you've reviewed, saved or printed, to go back to the screen thatwe were just on, you can close the box out by selecting the close tab box uphere.
Once you've reviewed all the information, you do have to enter in yourlast four of your social security number.
This is your electronic signature andthen select next.
Your benefits rights information screen will appear.
You mustread the unemployment insurance benefit rights information before your claim canbe processed.
To save and print this information you can select the bluehyperlink.
Which will then again give you the option to open save or save as andyou can save this right to your computer.
To go back you just X out of that tab.
It's also here for you to just scroll down and read as well.
Again you need toenter in the last four of your social for your electronic signature and thenhit submit.
Now we're at the important weekly certification filing instructions.
You must file a weekly claim asinstructed.
You must be able and available for work and actively seekingwork.
You must report all periods of employment of any type and report anyearnings earned, included including tips or cash value provided for suchemployment.
You must report any offer of work that you refuse or any referralrefusal made by the Career Center or the job link.
You must report anyremuneration pay.
You must certify that you are not seeking unemploymentbenefits under any other state or federal unemployment insurance systemfor any part of this period.
You must certify that any answers to thequestions on the internet application are true, knowing that this is a criminaloffense, to make any false statements to obtain benefits.
Once you have readthrough all of the details on the important weekly certification filinginstruction screen , select next.
Then you receive your clean confirmationscreen.
Here you can select the benefit rights information again in print orsave.
You can also print your confirmation by selecting print.
This completes how to file your initialclaim on your portal account.