FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Check the podcast area of our home page, uid.dli.mt.gov, for more
information on other UI topics.
What if I change my address?
Report any change of address online at UI4U.mt.gov or contact the Claims Processing Center. This will prevent a delay in receiving payments or information. The Post Office will not forward any mail from the Unemployment Insurance Division. If we cannot contact you, benefits will be stopped.
After I file my claim, when should I call the Claims Processing
You should contact us to report:
|Any job separation that occurs during the claim|
|A paid or unpaid suspension from work|
|Any job offered or work referral fro Workforce Services that you do not accept or apply for|
|New self employment|
|Retirement pension not previously reported|
|Any Worker’s Compensation payments received due to wage loss or change in status of a Worker's Compensation claim.|
|Enrollment in school and any change in school schedule|
|Illness or injury that would prevent you from working or require you to take time off|
|Vacation or leave of absence from work|
|Inability to work or look for work|
|Not being available to work customary hours|
|Refusal to work or look for work|
Do I need to report Social Security or Workers compensation Benefits? Yes.
Is information verified?
Yes, information is verified by several different methods to insure only those who are entitled to benefits receive them. It is important to give complete and true information every time you provide information to the Unemployment Insurance Division. Separation information is verified with employers to determine eligibility for benefits.
|Federal law requires all claims to be subject to random audit. If your claim is selected, your job search contacts, earnings and other information in your file will be verified.|
|Employers are required to report any new employees hired. This information is matched against unemployment insurance claims.|
|You failed to return any paperwork timely|
|You failed to timely request your bi-weekly payments|
|Your claim closed because you did not file for two weeks in a row|
|You reported excessive earnings or hours for two or more weeks in a row|
|You have issues pending a determination by the Unemployment Insurance Division. Remember, you must continue to file while waiting for a decision.|
Can I get benefits after I’ve been disqualified?
Yes, there are two ways to overcome a disqualification.
|You can follow your appeal rights.|
|You can requalify as described in your determination. If you have questions, call the Claims Processing Center.|