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    Welcome to our site. From here you can file a claim for unemployment compensation. During this time of unprecedented national
    economic difficulty, we recognize that an ever increasing number of first time filers will be visiting this site. We are dedicated
    to making the filing process a stress free experience both for repeat filers and first time filers. Be sure to take full advantage of the

    Job-Seeking Services listed on our home page www.does.dc.gov
  • File for Benefits  (Create a new account and file a new claim.)
  • Login to My Account  (File weekly claims and/or review your account.)
  • Important Alert to District of Columbia Employers and Residents: Notice of E-Mail Identity Theft Scam

    If you receive an e-mail that claims to be sent on behalf of the Division of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
    with an email address ending in @detma.org that requests information about a former employee,
    do not reply to the message and do not click the link in the message.

    This appears to be an e-mail identity theft scam.

    Neither the United States Department of Labor nor the Office of Unemployment Compensation at the
    District of Columbia Department of Employment Services sent the e-mail. The District of Columbia does not
    process DUA claims nor would either office request confidential information in this manner.

    If you are an employer and responded to a request for employment or wage information from the
    Division of Unemployment Assistance or if you are a District resident and believe your identity
    has been compromised or stolen, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

    The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) enforces the District of Columbia’s Consumer Protection Laws.
    You can file a consumer protection complaint with the Office of the Attorney General
    at http://oag.dc.gov/node/442592, e-mail the Office of the Attorney General at consumer.protection@dc.gov,
    or contact OAG at (202) 442-9828.

    Visit the Office of the Attorney General at http://oag.dc.gov/node/442592 for
    additional resources on protecting the identity of your business and employees.

    Monetary Penalties – As federally mandated by the U.S. Department of Labor, effective October 1, 2014
    all unemployment compensation payments made on or after October 21, 2013 that were determined by
    the Agency to be fraudulent will be assessed a monetary penalty of 15%. This 15% penalty is to be paid
    in addition to the actual amount of the fraudulent overpayment.

    Work Search Requirement

    Beginning March 23, 2012, the Department of Employment Services will be enhancing
    work search compliance measures as mandated by a recent change in federal law.

    Failure to conduct a thorough work search (through seeking and applying for employment)
    or refusing to accept suitable work will affect your eligibility and may result in a denial
    of benefits.

    To remain eligible to receive benefits, the law requires that:

    • You MUST contact at least two (2) employers each week to inquire about job openings.
    • You MUST keep a detailed written record of the employers you contact each week.
      This includes:
      • Date of job search
      • Accurate contact name and phone number of the employer, if visited in
        person or contacted via telephone
      • Accurate contact name and e-mail address or fax number of employer, if
        applying for a job via e-mail or fax
      • Accurate web address, if applying for a job on-line
      • A copy of your job application, if applicable
    • You MUST provide your written work search records to DOES upon request.
    • You MUST be registered for work through your local DC Works! One-Stop Career Center.
    • Your work search MUST begin the week in which you file your claim.

    Click here* for the Work Search FAQs/Work Search Log.

    DOES verifies work search activities. We may ask for evidence of your work search efforts
    at any time.

    Protect your eligibility for benefits by keeping a detailed record of your work search. Provide
    as much information regarding your contacts and applications as possible. If you do not have
    all of the details of your work search, you MUST provide an acceptable explanation as to why
    the information is not available. If an employer or other contact listed disputes or cannot verify
    reported information, you may be determined ineligible for benefits for the benefit week(s)
    in question, and your benefits could be suspended indefinitely until record of your weekly
    work search activities are in compliance with these requirements.

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      Note: To file an Additional Claim or a ReOpen Claim, click on either Application or Unemployment Benefits above and the system will automatically route you to the proper pages.

     

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