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Did You Lay Off Employees Due to Covid?

If your employees were laid off due to the public health emergency declared by Executive Order 72 and filed initial unemployment claims for weeks after May 16, 2020, you may qualify for relief from having your Company’s unemployment account charged for benefits paid.

How to Request Relief:

Complete Form UCB-18823-E and submit it to the department by encrypted email:

Forms should be submitted within 30 days after the initial claim is filed.  However, for initial claims filed between May 17 and June 30 2020, forms should be submitted no later than August 15, 2020.

Benefit charges for the period of March 15 through June 30, 2020, will not affect your 2021 tax rate calculation.  Benefit charges for initial claims related to the public health emergency declared by Executive Order 72 will not be charged to employer accounts.

There are also provisions available to reimbursable employers, such as governmental units and certain nonprofit organizations. 

See: for more information.

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