IDES contracts with private law firms to provide limited free legal services (consultation and/or representation at IDES administrative hearings) to claimants and small employers who are eligible for this service. Representation at your hearing is not automatic and depends, in part, upon the facts in your case.Note: A small employer is an employer which reported wages paid to less than twenty individuals, whether part time or full time, for each of any two of the four calendar quarters preceding the quarter in which its application for legal assistance is made.to p.m.(312)338-IDES / (312) 338-4337 TDD/TTY 1-800-662-3943 The first time you call, you will create a personal identification number (PIN). When you call, have the following information available: Below is a list of questions that will be asked during the certification process.Write it down and keep it in a safe and secure place. You should review and prepare the answers before you certify to ensure quick, accurate certification.You must be actively seeking work and willing to accept any suitable job offered.You must keep a log of your job search activities in every week for which you claim benefits.These wages must be reported for the week in which they are earned, not the week in which you receive payment.If your gross wages in any week are less than your weekly benefit amount, you may still be eligible to receive part of your benefit payment.
Also, depending on the program from which you are receiving benefits, you may be asked additional questions. It may be necessary for you to be interviewed regarding your eligibility for benefits.
You won't need a debit card or have to establish a PIN to access funds.
Thus, there is no chance of a lost or stolen debit card. Illinois Job Link.com, the State of Illinois online job board.
Your employer must be subject to the State’s unemployment insurance law.
Among the types of work not covered are certain agricultural, domestic, railroad and government work, and certain work done for one’s family and on commission.3.
Benefits are not paid for any period in which you are on vacation, when your principle occupation is that of a student (you may be eligible if you are attending a training course approved by the IDES Director) or while you engage in any other activity that makes you unavailable for work.