BUC - Claims

Bureau of Employment Services Rapid Response Video

The Bureau of Employment Services has created a video with information for people who have been laid off. Please click on the following link to view the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOyBfIW2LQw&feature=youtu.be

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

Work Search Waiver Extension Information

The Department has extended the date when unemployed Mainers who are permanently separated from their employer must start searching for work to: August 9th, 2020. Starting with the weekly certification for the week of August 9th, all claimants must provide either information on their work search activity or attest that they are self-employed or still connected to their employer. Those who are still connected to an employer are not required to actively search for other work until after September 5th. They must, however, be able and available to work if that employer recalls them.

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


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

In 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

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

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. 

  • 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. 
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