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We are aware that some eligible claimants have reported they have not received their payment for last week. Please know that depending on your payment method and your financial institution it may take 48-72 hours for your benefits to show up in your bank account or on a debit card.

We make nightly changes to the claimant system (MyBenefits Portal) from 11 pm – 3 am, and the system will be temporarily unavailable during this time. 


Visit to see if you are eligible to receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance due to Hurricane Ian, learn how to apply, and more.

Employer Filed Claims

Employers who have a temporary shutdown, are experiencing a slow or smaller workload than normal, or have temporary/seasonal work can request permission to file claims on their workers' behalf. These are called Employer Filed Claims.

You must provide this Notification of the Availability of Unemployment Insurance Benefits (PDF) to an employee upon separation from employment.

Ready to begin the process? Here are some helpful links:

  1. Login page for the Employer Self Service Portal.
  2. Login and Registration User Guide (PDF)
  3. How to Request Multi-Claimant Group Access 
  4. How to Submit an Employer Filed Claim
  5. Employee File Format for Employer Filed Claims
  6. How to Make Corrections to Fields of the Employer Filed Claims
  7. How to Protest Benefit Charges (PDF)
  8. Refusal of Job Offer (PDF)
  9. Wage Audit Response (PDF)
  10. Failure to Maintain Contact with a Temporary Service Weekly (PDF)
  11. Visit the Employer page to find more employer resources for unemployment insurance.

General Information about Employer Filed Claims
You are allowed to file up to six weeks for your affected employees. Your employees are exempt from work search requirements during those six weeks.

You are required to report any earnings the employee may have received from you or any other employer during the particular week filed. You also must submit an electronic file to our department each week you wish to file by using the Employer Self-Service Portal. The claim must be submitted after the week of layoff is over but within 14 days of the claim week ending date.