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.
While the Illinois Department of Employment Security’s November jobs report claims unemployment rates are up, locally our 7-county region remains basically stagnant. Hamilton County is the only county in our immediate area that saw an uptick from 3.4 to 3.5%. With that however, Hamilton... Read More.
Federal Guidelines Make Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program Susceptible to Fraud SPRINGFIELD – IDES has uncovered and is investigating a widespread fraud scheme that is being conducted nationwide, impacting each state’s federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) programs, implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read More.
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 here. https://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.
Barb Kearney, a Carmi woman who happily retired 7 years ago after a successful run owning H.D. Bean Jewelers received some interesting mail Saturday, an Illinois Department of Employment Security prepaid debit card. She knew immediately it was fishy, but says it looked completely... Read More.
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.
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.
Deloitte to Offer Free Credit Monitoring to All Claimants Possibly Impacted SPRINGFIELD – After working with Deloitte to investigate a glitch in the system it built for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today notification will begin to go out... Read More.
Louisville – It has come to the attention of State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) that over the first five days of the new Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) application program to file for unemployment benefits, personal information involving the... Read More.
Initial Claims Continuing to Slow as Department Prepares for PUA to Go Live SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today released new statewide data showing the department processed 74,476 new initial unemployment claims for the week ending May 2, and with... Read More.