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IDES is no longer sending benefits via debit card: learn more and sign up for direct deposit today.

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Unemployment Insurance

Find information about unemployment insurance (UI) and file a claim.

Find a Career

IDES can help you find your next career. Visit IllinoisJobLink.com today to search 100,000+ jobs. If you've applied for unemployment benefits, you already have an IllinoisJobLink.com account!

Certify for Benefits

Certification is how eligible claimants are paid benefits. Regular UI claimants certify every other week. Be sure to certify on your assigned day. 

Need to Report Fraud?

Report unemployment insurance identity theft fraud to IDES

Want to Enroll in Direct Deposit?

Update your payment method today through your IDES account

Looking for your 1099-G Form?

Learn about the 1099-G tax form (2022 forms not available until late January)

Resources

A clearinghouse of labor market information, reports, and data

Phone numbers and contact information for IDES

Important information on how to file an appeal or prepare for a hearing

Some of the most frequently used forms and publications

Information on overpayments and overpayment waivers

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