BUC - Claims

The Maine Department of Labor has an updated Unemployment Information website up. Please update any bookmarks that you might have to the following website address:

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

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Step-by-step videos on how to file for unemployment

To set up and use a ReEmployME account, please view the following videos:

Additional guidance to prevent unnecessary delays

IMPORTANT INITIAL CLAIM FILING INFORMATION: If you are unable to work as a result of the Corona Virus Disease 19 (COVID-19) outbreak, do not enter your reason for separation as a suspension, even if your job has been temporarily suspended due to the virus. This will delay your claim for benefits. If your employer closed or reduced your hours, select "Lack of Work/Laid Off". If you have to leave for your health, or the health of a dependent select Voluntary Quit.

IMPORTANT WEEKLY CLAIM FILING INFORMATION: On your weekly certification for benefits, if you are unable to work as a result of the Corona Virus Disease 19 (COVID-19), please do not answer the question with No, unless you, yourself, were actually ill during the week (either as a result of the virus, or some other illness). You would need to report your illness, and indicate the number of days of the week you were unable to work.

The fastest method to receive benefits if otherwise eligible is through Direct Deposit: We recommend all claimants opt for this payment method. After creating your account and filing your initial claim for benefits, while logged in to your ReEmployME account: From the home screen navigate to "Benefit Maintenance". Click Update Claimant Profile and Payment Options. Follow the screen prompts to set up Direct Deposit. For a step-by-step walk through of the process, please go to: https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/reemploymeguide/ . You will find the instructions starting on page 27 of the guide.

How to avoid being locked out of your unemployment account

One of the most common issues reported is being locked out of a benefit account due to failed password attempts. Please click on the document below to download instructions.

http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/attach.php?id=2247345&an=1

Unemployment Insurance FAQs Regarding COVID-19

Governor Mills has introduced, and on March 17 the Legislature passed, emergency legislation to support workers and businesses economically impacted by COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

Download the Unemployment Insurance FAQs at:

http://www.maine.gov/labor/docs/2020/covid19/covidfaqandui.pdf

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.
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  • 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.
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  • UIC-1 Overpayment Waiver Information: Information on how to request a waiver of an unemployment benefit overpayment through the Unemployment Insurance Commission.
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  • 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.
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  • B-70-1 Dependents Claim Form - Continuation Sheet: Continuation sheet for listing additional dependent children when using the Form Me. B-70.
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  • 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.
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