BUC - Claims

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https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/

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REMINDER: Holidays and Unemployment Payment Delay

Due to banks being closed on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, unemployment claims without any eligibility issues that are filed on January 19, 20 and 21, won't be processed until Tuesday, January 22. Please plan for this delay.

ReEmployME: In-Person Unemployment Filing Assistance at Maine CareerCenters

Mondays-Fridays in January, 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon EST, at the following CareerCenters:

  • Augusta
  • Bangor
  • Lewiston
  • Portland
  • Presque Isle
  • Skowhegan

And at the following CareerCenters on these dates:

  • January 22, Springvale
  • January 23, Rockland, 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • January 23, Brunswick, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • January 24, Machias
  • January 25, Wilton
  • January 28, Springvale
  • January 29, Rockland, 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • January 29, Brunswick,, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • January 30, Wilton
  • January 31, Machias

Find your closest CareerCenter at http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/locations/index.shtml .

Unemployment Customer Service

Toll-Free: 1-800-593-7660

Submit an Online Inquiry

Customer service is available Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

TTY/Relay for Deaf and hard of hearing: Maine relay 711

The Bureau of Unemployment Compensation contributes to economic stability by providing temporary employer-funded benefits to eligible individuals while they seek re-employment. We operate an accessible, integrity-driven program in a timely and accurate manner.

Getting Started

n order to receive unemployment benefits, please complete the following steps:

Benefits for using ReEmployME

Access your account online and avoid long wait times over the phone:

What I need to file

  • An account in ReEmployME
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Alien Registration and expiration date
  • Employment Information
  • A valid email address

Next Steps

Frequently Asked Questions

Publications

 

 

 



Filing Options

To file your Weekly Certification on the automated phone filing system:

  • Call 1-800-593-7660
  • Input your information
  • Login in to ReEmployME to complete your work search record or transfer to customer representative to complete your work search

The automated phone filing system does NOT accept your work search record, therefore we recommend filing online. However, you are able to complete a weekly certification filed through the automated phone filing system by providing your work search efforts to a representative. Failure to provide a work search record may result in denial of benefits.

Claimants who need help creating a ReEmployME account, have issues with their account, or who need to provide work search efforts for a weekly certification filed via the automated phone filing system, can call a Work Search and Technical Service Representative between 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday except state and federal holidays, at 207-623-6765. Work Search and Technical Service representatives can only take work search efforts to complete a claim previously filed on the automated phone filing system, or answer questions about creating a ReEmployME account.

Claimants who need help filing a claim or to get information about a current claim can call a Customer Service Representative at 1-800-593-7660 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday except state and federal holidays.

Forms

  • B-100 (DWB) Dislocated Worker Benefits Training Verification Form: Verification of attendance at training for Dislocated Worker Benefts claims.
    (Download Word) (Download PDF)
  • UC-3 Request for Commission Hearing for Income Tax Refund Offset: Used to request a commission hearing when an Income Tax Refund is being offset.
    (Download Word) (Download PDF)
  • UIC-1 Overpayment Waiver Information: Information on how to request a waiver of an unemployment benefit overpayment through the Unemployment Insurance Commission.
    (Download Word) (Download PDF)
  • ETA-858A TAA-TRA Training Verification Form: Weekly Request for Benefits and/or Daily Travel/Subsistence Allowances (combined form) for Trade Readjustment Allowances and North American Free Trade Agreement Programs.
    (Download Word) (Download PDF)
  • B-70-1 Dependents Claim Form - Continuation Sheet: Continuation sheet for listing additional dependent children when using the Form Me. B-70.
    (Download Word) (Download PDF)
  • BD-4.7 (Web) Doctors Statement: This form can be used when medical information is required in order to process a claim for unemployment compensation.
    (Download Word) (Download PDF)