The Unemployment Insurance Program asks for your social security number by the authority of the Social Security Act (42 (U.S.C. 405c (2)C(i). You must provide your social security number to file an unemployment insurance claim.
The Privacy Act of 1974 does not allow us to give information about your claim to anyone (including family members) other than yourself or your employer unless you give us written authorization to discuss your claim with another person.
We use your social security number to verify your identity, and properly process your claim. Previous employers, and other state or local government agencies including the University system, may release to the Department of Labor and Industry any information, including your social security number, required for the proper administration of your claim. We also use your social security number to report the amount of unemployment insurance benefits you receive to the Internal Revenue Service as taxable income.
Montana law 39-51-603 permits the Department of Labor and Industry to share certain information with other public agencies to help them determine your eligibility for, or amounts of, benefits payable under their programs.
20 C.F.R 603.11 state confidential UI information pertaining to the claimant may be requested and utilized for other governmental purposes, including but not limited to, verification of eligibility under other government programs.
This agency is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief;
and against any beneficiary of programs financially assisted under Unemployment
Insurance/Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), on the basis
of the beneficiary’s citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant
authorized to work in the United States, or his or her participation in any
Unemployment Insurance/Title I financially assisted program or activity.
The agency must not discriminate in any of the following areas:
|Deciding on who will be admitted, or have access to, any Unemployment Insurance or WIA Title I financially assisted program or activity;|
|Providing opportunities in, or treating any person with regard to, such a program or activity; or|
|Making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program or activity.|
Phone: (406) 444-3783
If you file your complaint with the state, you must wait either until a Written Notice of Final Action is issued, or until 90 days have passed (whichever is sooner), before filing with the Civil Rights Center.
If you do not receive a written Notice of Final Action within 90 days of the day on which you filed your complaint, you do not have to wait for that Notice before filing a complaint with the CRC. However, you must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the 90 day deadline (within 120 days after the day on which you filed your complaint with the recipient).
If you receive a written Notice of Final Action on your complaint, but you are dissatisfied with the decision or resolution, you may file a complaint with the CRC. You must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the date on which you received the Notice of Final Action.
YOU MAY CONTACT THE CIVIL RIGHTS CENTER BY WRITING:
The Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC)
US Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave NW Room N-4123
Washington DC 20210
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 prohibits discrimination against a qualified individual with a disability. We will make accommodations to allow your participation in all programs, activities and services provided by the Unemployment Insurance program at the request of an individual with a qualifying disability. Call the Claims Processing Center to make your request known. Use Montana Relay Service at 711 if you are deaf or hard of hearing.
For an audio version of this Handbook, log onto uid.dli.mt.gov and click on 'About UI' in the upper left of the menu bar. Choose "Listen to the Claimant Handbook."
For a large print version of the Handbook, set your printer to the desired font size and choose "Print a claimant Handbook" from the 'About UI' choices in the menu.
A Spanish language version of this Handbook is available upon request and also online at uid.dli.mt.gov.