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UI Benefits for Claimants

Important Notice for Federal Employees Who Were Furloughed Due to the Federal Government Shutdown

Please note, if you receive retroactive pay from your employer, you will be required to repay all UI benefits received when the retroactive pay is awarded (see Federal Government Shutdown – Repayment Information FAQs for more information). If you are currently seeking unemployment services, you may file over the phone by calling the Customer Navigation Center at (202) 724-7000  Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or online at Our American Job Center Headquarters location will be open from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for computer access in order to file a claim online, to answer any UI inquiries, and for you to provide your required wage documentation.

For more information related to filing your UCFE claim with the DC Department of Employment Services:

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