Applying for Illinois Unemployment Benefits During COVID-19

By The Diggs Law Firm on April 3, 2020

If you or a loved one is currently unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, there are options to apply for unemployment benefits through the State of Illinois.

Individuals who have been temporarily laid off due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, have been forced to leave work to take care of a child as a result of school closings or are confined to their home due to having COVID-19, may qualify for unemployment benefits.

To learn if you qualify for unemployment benefits, visit the Illinois Department of Employment Security’s (IDES) website. Information on the Federal Stimulus Package for Unemployment Benefits is also available on the IDES website.

To apply for unemployment benefits click here. Please note, due to the influx of applications, IDES has created a schedule for when to apply based on an individual’s last name.

Visit the IDES website for more information about when you should apply and to get the latest updates on the unemployment benefit process.

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