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.
Reemployment Assistance benefits, formerly known as unemployment compensation, can be filed online using CONNECT.
After applying for benefits, you need to request benefit payment in CONNECT on a biweekly basis.
If a determination is made to deny benefits, you may request an administrative hearing conducted by an appeal referee.
Benefits are a taxable income. You can elect to withhold 10% of your weekly benefit income to cover your taxes due to the IRS.
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.
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.
A collection of the most frequently asked questions to help assist and guide you through the Reemployment Assistance program.