The Department offers Idahoans an online tool to check eligibility for UI benefits.
To access this tool, visit: http://labor.idaho.gov/
Click on “Check Benefit Eligibility” and follow instructions.
Gather all documents and information to not delay the process.
You will need:
If you are a former member of the military service in the past two years, you need:
You will also need information about you former employers during the last two years.
Work Search Requirements
Individuals are required, unless exempted, to contact two employers each week in their labor market that have the types of jobs you are looking for and are able to perform.
You must keep a record of your work searches. Work search logs may contain as much information as possible.
Applicable information includes:
- Date of contact
- Method of contact
- Name and title of contact
- Employer name, address, phone, email addresses, etc
- Job title or position
- Stage of the application process
- Confirmation numbers/ job numbers
You may use the Department of Labor tools to find work.
To access Job Seekers, visit: http://labor.idaho.gov/
If you have questions regarding your work search requirements, call 208-332-8942.
It is against the law to omit or misrepresent facts and/or documents to qualify for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit payments. Individuals who commit fraud are subject to penalties and/or criminal prosecution.
If you defraud Idaho’s UI system, you may:
- Face a felony conviction.
- Repay the entire amount in addition to penalties.
- Repay fraudulently received benefits before obtaining future benefits.
- Wait a minimum of 52 weeks for new benefits.
Amount of penalties are as follows:
1st offense: 25 percent of the overpayment amount
2nd offense: 50 percent of the overpayment amount
3rd (or more) offense: 100 percent of the overpayment amount
To report fraud, call 1-877-540-8638.
You can also report online by visiting: http://labor.idaho.gov/