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IDES Announces Progress in Implementing Continued Assistance Act

Revisions Impacting, FPUC, PUA, PUA Overpayments, PEUC, MEUC SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today announced programmatic updates and changes to several unemployment programs contained within the Continued Assistance Act (CAA), signed into law on December 27, 2020, and the progress... Read More.

IDES Confirms Fraud Penetrating All State Unemployment; Taking Steps to Detect, Mitigate, and Pursue Fraudsters

We told you yesterday about a potential fraud scheme that locals were reporting both to us and local law enforcement.  You can read the story herehttps://www.wrul.com/local-news/community-members-report-receiving-unsolicited-ides-prepaid-debit-cards/  Wednesday morning, IDES confirmed exactly that and issued the following press release: IDES has uncovered and... Read More.

Rep. Darren Bailey Calls for Audit of IDES

Louisville, IL. – State Rep. Darren Bailey issued the following statement regarding problems plaguing Illinois’ Unemployment benefits system: “Illinois taxpayers deserve answers about why the Illinois Department of Employment Security has failed in its mission to provide financial assistance to the unemployed. ... Read More.

IDES Securing Unemployment Benefit Payment Funds for Coming Months

Trust Fund Usually Replenished by Employer Taxes During Recoveries, Administration Pursuing Additional Federal Options to Cover Unemployment Expenses Across Nation SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today announced it will begin to borrow funds from the federal government to continue to meet unemployment... Read More.