Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a program that provides a monetary benefit for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. The money of UI comes from employers through unemployment taxes. Employees’ wages are not used for unemployment insurance.
The eligibility requirements are:
If you meet the above requirements, you must provide the following in order to file a claim for benefits:
Your benefits may be denied if you:
Quit your job.
Were fired or suspended.
Do not contact or reject an employer when referred by a WorkSource Oregon office.
Miss a scheduled orientation meeting with a WorkSource Oregon office.
Are not available to work.
Are not actively seeking work.
Are enrolled in school.
Are not in Oregon area.
Are receiving retirement pay, vacation pay, or holiday pay.
Give out fraudulent information.
If your benefits are denied or reduced, you will be mailed an administrative decision. If you disagree with the outcome of the decision, you have the right to appeal. Whenever you appeal a decision, you must continue filing claims for each week; if you fail to do so, you will not be paid for the weeks you did not claim. With the administrative decision, you will receive a form to request a hearing. You may mail or fax the form to the Office of Administrative Hearings or you can call the UI Center.
You must include:
Special Unemployment Programs
There are special unemployment programs administered by the Oregon Employment Department such as: The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), the Self Employment Assistance (SEA), the Training Unemployment Insurance (TUI), the Trade Act Adjustment Claims (TRA) and the shared work program. Find information about each of these programs at: http://www.oregon.gov/.
You will find additional information at WorkinginOregon.org or at the Claimant Handbook found at: http://www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/UI/docs/UI_forms/UIPUB350_0214w.pdf.