www.ides.illinois.gov claims – Illinois Department of Employment Security Unemployment Claims

Illinois Department of Employment Security Unemployment Claims:

  • Illinois Department of Employment Security provides a main webpage for unemployment benefit related items including filing a new unemployment claim or accessing an existing claim
  • The main unemployment website provides substantial information for unemployed individuals, individuals seeking employment, and employers looking for employees
  • To login in to your account you will need to select the sign in option from the drop-down menu which will then direct you to the proper page to access your login fields
  • Users of this website can view information regarding their benefits and determine if they are eligible for unemployment insurance which provides financial assistance during periods of unemployment

Unemployment Insurance is provided to employees who meet criteria which allows them to receive financial assistance during times of joblessness.  Filing for unemployment insurance is different for most states and requirements will vary widely so it is important to review all of the information regarding eligibility and requirements to maintain unemployment benefits.  In addition to filing an unemployment claim you will also need to continue to certify your eligibility for benefits throughout the time you are receiving unemployment benefits.  Additionally, it is important to review the requirements for certification prior to receiving benefits or you could be faced by fines and legal action for collecting benefits which you are not eligible to receive.

More Information Regarding The Illinois Department of Employment Security Website:

  • Once you select the proper drop down sign in page you are directed to a sign in page which will ask you to provide your username and password in order to access your account
  • Once you are logged in to your account you can manage your account settings – you will also be able to view payment history and manage your payment options such as direct deposit


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