Electronic 1099-G tax forms will be available by February 1 and hard copies will be mailed the same day. Visit ides.illinois.gov/1099g for more information.
File an Unemployment Claim
To apply for regular unemployment insurance, click the button below. You'll be taken to the 10 Things You Should Know page to start the application process. Please note that pursuant to state law, while the Disaster Proclamation in response to COVID-19 is in effect, no waiting week will apply to your claim.
PUA benefits are only payable retroactively through the week ending September 4th, 2021. Learn more about the end of PUA.
Once you have filed a claim for regular unemployment benefits, return to this page and click:
- Additional Claims: If you had filed an unemployment claim, returned to work, but now need to file again, please see information about filing an additional claim.
- Furloughed Workers: If you have been temporarily laid off or furloughed, please see information about unemployment insurance and temporary layoffs.