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  • Senate Passes Unemployment Extension - Still Needs House Approval
    On Monday, April 07, 2014, the Senate voted to restore the EUC program that ended last year.  The bill still needs to be voted on by the House. 

    We will update our web site with more information as it becomes available.  Should additional legislation for more benefits be passed, you will be notified by mail if you are eligible.
  • Tax forms 1099G being mailed to claimants


    At the end of January, the Employment Department sends a Form 1099-G (Statement for Recipients of Unemployment Compensation) to each person who was paid unemployment insurance in the prior year.  This form is mailed to the last known address.  After the end of January you may view your 1099G information in our Online Claim System, by selecting Status of Your Claim.    
     
    If you changed your mailing address after receiving benefits, you need to immediately notify us of your new address and phone number to ensure receipt of your 1099G.  We are unable to change your address via email request.  You can change your address and phone number online, or by calling your UI Center at 1-877-345-3484.    
     
    Unemployment insurance benefits are fully taxable if you are required to file a tax return. You may need to make estimated tax payments. For detailed tax information, consult IRS Publication 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax and the Oregon Department of Revenue. 

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  • Want to Start Your Own Business?

    Are you thinking of starting or developing your own business? The Self-Employment Training Program may be able to help.  The Self-Employment Training Program is a new program, sponsored by the U.S Department of Labor.

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  • Home Rescue Program

    Worried about foreclosure?

    If you're struggling to pay your mortgage the Home Rescue Program may be just the help you need.  Qualified homeowners may receive up to $20,000 in mortgage payment assistance or up to $10,000 to bring your mortgage current.

    Applications are limited, so act today.  For more information about the Home Rescue Program go to the website www.OregonHomeownerHelp.com.


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Volunteering
As you search for a job, you can make a positive difference in your life and in your community by volunteering your time and skills to help others. Volunteer work can build experience for your resume and expand your list of community employment contacts.

The skill sets you use and learn in volunteer work could turn into a job offer or a career change in the future. Volunteering will not affect your unemployment benefits as long as you continue to meet work-search and availability requirements. For more information about volunteering opportunities in your area, please visit:

New Work Search Requirements Go Into Effect
There will be new requirements for looking for work for those receiving unemployment benefits.  For any benefits claimed on or after February 23, 2014, these new rules will apply. For more information on the new requirements, click here.

Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Program Ends
The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program ended December 28, 2013.  The last week  EUC benefits could be paid was the week of December 22 through 28, 2013.  Payments for the week ending December 28, 2013 will be available on Reliacards or in bank accounts beginning January 2, 2014.
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Reporting Unemployment Insurance Fraud
If you believe someone is fraudulently collecting unemployment insurance benefits, please call us at 1-877-668-3204, or email us by clicking on the link below. You can request to remain anonymous when providing information.

Due to confidentiality requirements, we are unable to provide you with the results of any investigation conducted as a result of the information you provide.
Resources to Assist Long-term Unemployed Job Seekers With Needs
Assisting Long-term Unemployed
During these tough economic times, it is important for job seekers who have been unemployed for a long time to explore online sites for assistance.

Click the link below to access online resources that will help you find immediate help, essential services, job listings, improve your job skills, and explore career options