Reemployment Assistance

Reemployment Assistance, formerly known as Unemployment Compensation, provides temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own. All Reemployment Assistance claims can be filed online using CONNECT.

Before filing, make sure you have the following information available:

  • Social Security Number
  • Driver's License or State ID Number
  • Your employment for the last 18 months including for each employer:
  • Name, Address, and phone number
  • First and last day of work
  • Gross Earnings (before taxes are taken out) during the listed dates
  • The reason for separation
  • FEIN (this is found on any W2 or 1099 tax forms you have received)

If you do not have the FEIN, you can use employer details off of a recent pay stub. Claims filed without correctly reporting employers may experience delays. It is important to list the correct employment information when filing your claim. If you fail to do so, your benefits may be delayed while the missing employment information is obtained.

Additionally, if you are one of the following, make sure you have this information available:

  • Not a U.S. Citizen: Alien Registration number or other work authorization form
  • Military Employee: DD-214 Member 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 may be used
  • Federal Employee: SF 8 or SF 50
  • Union Member: union name, hall number, and phone number

As a claimant, you are also required to register at and upload a resume. If you do not have internet access, public computers are available at all of our locations, as well as local public libraries, community centers, colleges and universities (as a student).


The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, $300 per week supplemental payment, expired on June 26, 2021, as part of DEO's 'Return to Work' Initiative.

The Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) ended on June 26, 2021.

The additional federal Reemployment Assistance benefit programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) will continue for the time being as DEO continues to carefully monitor job posting and industry hiring trends. These additional federal benefit programs are set to expire on September 6, 2021.

You must claim your weeks in order to receive benefits. Claimants will be able to request a benefit payment for each week available.

Learn more

Reemployment Assistance COVID-19 FAQ

Reemployment Filing Resources