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Common 1099-G Questions and Answers

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

All individuals who received unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in 2020 will receive a 1099-G tax form. In North Dakota, UI payments are taxable at both the Federal and State level.  If unemployment insurance benefits were paid to you in calendar year 2020, you will need the 1099-G form to complete your federal and state tax returns. Click to read more.


Fraud Alert: Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Labor

Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11:00 am

The Department of Justice's National Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force is issuing this alert to warn people of a new phishing scheme. Full information


Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is now active

Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 11:00 pm

The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program is now active. Coding was completed overnight.  Individuals with existing PUA claims may now certify their weekly eligibility for payment.

Please note that due to federal changes, some of the questions that must be answered weekly are slightly different. Please read the questions and answers closely. The federal eligibility requirements have changed in some cases and this could result in individuals not being eligible for payments under this new extension of PUA benefits.

Individuals with existing PUA claims will receive a new Amended Notice of Monetary Entitlement in the mail with further eligibility information.

 


Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) update

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 09:05 am

Job Service staff deployed the updated computer coding necessary to process PUA claims under the new federal requirements last night, Tuesday, January 26th.   Although the majority of the deployment went as planned, some unexpected issues occurred that will require additional changes.  These changes will be done tonight, Wednesday, January 27th.  As a result, UIICE and the IVR phone system will be unavailable beginning at 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 27th until the early morning of Thursday, January 28th.  It is expected that the system will be available for certifying PUA weeks of unemployment on Thursday, January 28th after the system changes have been made.


System Maintenance scheduled for Wednesday, January 27

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 08:45 am

Job Service North Dakota will be conducting maintenance which will affect the employer internet website (UI EASY), the secure file transfer portal (Secure FTP), the claimant internet website (UI ICE) and the claims center interactive voice response phone systems (701-328-4995) beginning Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 8:00 PM and ending no later than Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2 AM CDT.  All systems will be unavailable. Claimants will be unable to file an unemployment insurance claim, certify eligibility or complete required UI activities while maintenance is performed. Please make plans to complete these activities prior to the downtime or once the system returns to normal operation.


System Maintenance scheduled for Tuesday, January 26

Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 11:00 pm

Job Service North Dakota will be conducting maintenance which will affect the employer internet website (UI EASY), the secure file transfer portal (Secure FTP), the claimant internet website (UI ICE) and the claims center interactive voice response phone systems (701-328-4995) beginning Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 8:00 PM and ending no later than Wednesday,  January 27, 2021 at 2 AM CDT.  All systems will be unavailable. Claimants will be unable to file an unemployment insurance claim, certify eligibility or complete required UI activities while maintenance is performed. Please make plans to complete these activities prior to the downtime or once the system returns to normal operation.


PUA expected to be active on Wednesday, Jan. 27

Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 11:00 pm

The changes and additional benefits provided for within the amended Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program will be completed and implemented the evening of Tuesday, January 26, and will be active on Wednesday, January 27.  Please continue to watch our website for further information that will be posted over the next few days.  Implementation will result in UI ICE and the phone system being unavailable while the new computer coding is processed on Tuesday evening.


FPUC Programming is Complete

Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 11:00 am

At this time, Job Service has completed programming the federal changes to the FPUC program and the PEUC program.  Programming on the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is continuing.  Job Service mailed guidance letters to individuals with PUA claims this week.  When the PUA changes are implemented Job Service will notify all program participants by sending an updated Notice of Monetary Entitlement.

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System Maintenance scheduled for Wednesday, January 20

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 11:00 pm

Job Service North Dakota will be conducting maintenance which will affect the employer internet website (UI EASY), the secure file transfer portal (Secure FTP), the claimant internet website (UI ICE) and the claims center interactive voice response phone systems (701-328-4995) beginning Wednesday January 20, 2021 at 8:00 PM and ending no later than Thursday January 21, 2021 at 12:30 AM CT.  

All systems will be unavailable. Claimants will be unable to file an unemployment insurance claim, certify eligibility or complete required UI activities while maintenance is performed. Please make plans to complete these activities prior to the downtime or once the system returns to normal operation.


Coronavirus Stimulus & Relief Unemployment Insurance Provisions

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 01:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – On Sunday, December 27, President Trump signed into law H.R. 133, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which included portions related to Coronavirus Stimulus & Relief.  Included within the Coronavirus Stimulus & Relief portion are items relating to the Unemployment Insurance program. 

Although further guidance is required from the United States Department of Labor in order to implement some aspects of the Unemployment Insurance provisions, Job Service is actively re-programming our systems to account for the changes we believe we can safely make while awaiting official guidance.  A high-level overview of the primary changes relating to Unemployment Insurance follows.