ReEmployME will undergo maintenance on Thursday, 07/23/2020

ReEmployME will undergo maintenance beginning on Thursday, 07/23/2020 for approximately 7 hours, 7:30 pm DST to 2:30 am DST on Friday, 07/24/2020. ReEmployME online accounts, filing and the automated phone filing system will be unavailable during this time. Please plan accordingly.

Unemployment claims held for fraud review; click here for new process for confirming identity

With identity theft and unemployment fraud investigated nationwide, the Department is holding claims that might potentially be fraudulent and canceling those that have been identified as most likely fraudulent. In order to release the hold, the Department must confirm your identity. Please go to our Fraud webpage for more instructions:

Work Search Waiver Extension Information

The Governor's recent extension of the Civil Emergency due to COVID-19 has also extended the work search waiver for those who are unemployed. There are two groups each with different extensions:

  1. Those who are not expecting to return to their previous employer will be required to search for work after July 18 in order to continue receiving benefits. The department encourages everyone to use this extra week to create a Maine JobLink account, update their resume, and explore online CareerCenter services. The Maine JobLink can be found here:

  2. Those who are expecting to go back to their previous employer do not need to search for work during Maines Civil Emergency. Currently, this group of people do not need to start searching for other work until September 5.

If your claim has been cancelled or is in review for possible fraud

The Bureau of Unemployment Compensation

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.

Information Regarding COVID-19

Unemployment Information