The Reemployment Assistance program provides temporary, partial wage replacement benefits to qualified workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own.  It is funded solely by employers who pay federal and state payroll taxes and is provided at no cost to the workers who receive the benefits.

Apply For Benefits

Reemployment Assistance benefits, formerly known as unemployment compensation, can be filed online using CONNECT. 

Request Benefit Payment

After applying for benefits, you need to request benefit payment in CONNECT on a biweekly basis.

File An Appeal

If a determination is made to deny benefits, you may request an administrative hearing conducted by an appeal referee.

Tax Information

Benefits are a taxable income. You can elect to withhold 10% of your weekly benefit income to cover your taxes due to the IRS.

Fraud and Overpayments

Reemployment Assistance (RA) fraud is any false statements or failure to disclose a material fact, knowingly made for the purpose of obtaining or preventing payment of benefits contrary to the provisions of law.
Non-fraud overpayments may be the result of oversight, misunderstanding, technical errors, redetermination, adjudication, appeals decisions, RAAC orders, court decisions or other mitigating circumstances.

Repay Overpayments

Overpayments that have not been referred to a collection agency can be repaid to the department either by check/money order or by credit card.

FAQ's

A collection of the most frequently asked questions to help assist and guide you through the Reemployment Assistance program.



RESOURCES

DEO offers assistance to people who do not speak English as their primary language and those who have a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English. We also provide assistance to people who are unable to file a claim for various reasons. To speak to a Creole or Spanish speaker or use translation services, call the Contact Center: 1-800-204-2418.

People who need assistance filing a claim online because of legal reasons, computer illiteracy, language barriers, or disabilities may call: 1-800-681-8102.

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IMPORTANT

Tax form 1099-G for calendar year 2017 will be mailed between January 15 and January 31, 2018.

You now have the option to change your correspondence preference to “Electronic” instead of “U.S. Mail” in order to receive an email notification that your tax form 1099-G is available in your CONNECT inbox.

Apply for Benefits

In between jobs?

  Unemployed?

Start your application in CONNECT

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Contact Us

E-mail a reemployment assistance agent

Reemployment Assistance Help
1-800-204-2418

Reemployment Appeals Hearings Hotline
1-800-732-8212

FRAUD HOTLINE
1-800-342-9909

 Reemployment Assistance fraud is a 3rd degree felony. Each offense is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 fine.


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