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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1099G TAX INFORMATION FOR 2019

Form 1099G for calendar year 2019 is scheduled for mailing on January 23, 2020 to all who received unemployment insurance benefits or repaid a benefit overpayment in 2019. The form includes the amount of benefits paid and other information to meet Federal, State, and personal income tax needs for the tax year.

The 1099G information will be available for viewing after 12 noon on January 23, 2020 at: https://reemployme.maine.gov/accessme/faces/login/login.xhtml . Log in to your online account and select "View/Print 1099" from the main menu at the top.

If you do not receive form 1099G within a reasonable period of time, your quickest option is to print the 1099G form from your ReEmployME account. Free computer and print services for this and job search activities are available at your local Department of Labor CareerCenter. For a list of CareerCenters near you, please visit http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/locations/index.shtml .

Important Notice: Unemployment Notice of Contribution Rates for 2020

Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Unemployment Compensation Notice of Contribution Rate for 2020 were mailed on December 20, 2019.

It has been brought to our attention that the rate, in the upper right-hand corner of page 2, is covered by a 2D barcode.

Please be advised that we are working to get corrected notices mailed. In the interim your rate can be accessed by logging into your portal account at https://www.maine.gov/reemployme/

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Unemployment Insurance benefits account password guidance

One of the most common issues we encounter are account password resets or claimants being locked out of their account. Currently you have two attempts available to enter your password correctly. If you fail to provide the correct password a third consecutive time, your account will be locked and can only be unlocked by an unemployment representative.

If you have activated the email address associated with the account when the account was created, please use the "Forgot Password" link underneath the login boxes to have a new temporary password generated, which will be sent to the email address on file. You will be able to use this temporary password to log in and will be prompted to set up a new password, personal to you, at that time.

For more information, please visit the ReEmployME Login Information page at https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/remelogin/

Unemployment Insurance contact

Please note that the unemployment office is currently starting the busiest time of the year due to seasonal lay-offs. In order to speak with an unemployment representative, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-593-7660, Monday through Friday between 8: 00 AM and 12: 15 PM. You may need to try calling multiple times to get in the queue. Once in the queue, do not disconnect the call. Your call will be answered in the order in which it was received. Disconnecting the call and calling back in will mean losing your place in the queue.

If you have already submitted an electronic inquiry or request for contact through the Contact Us link, please note that these will be addressed in the order in which they were received. Response times currently may exceed 48-72 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

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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.
    (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.
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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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