The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) would like to assist employers and agents during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Please review the COVID-19 Employer FAQs at www.unemployment.in.gov.
If you are laying off employees, please remember that you have a legal obligation to provide unemployment insurance benefits information to your employees at the time of separation from employment.
Please provide the below message to your employees at a minimum:
Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are available to workers who are unemployed and who meet the requirements of state UI eligibility laws. You may file a UI claim in the first week that employment stops or work hours are reduced.
For assistance or more information about filing a UI claim (or questions about the status of your UI claim once filed), visit www.unemployment.in.gov. You will need to provide the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) with the following information in order for the state to process your claim:
The above notice can be provided to your employees as a letter, email, text message, or flyer/poster.
As a reminder, unemployment insurance benefits are filed online, through a computer or smart phone. DWD is standing up a telephone application but the best and quickest way to apply is online, via a computer, tablet or smart phone.
DWD is asking for assistance from employers. If you have the means to assist your employees by allowing them to file from a computer from your business, please assist as you can. Any assistance you can provide in getting these important benefits to your employees is greatly appreciated.