***IMPORTANT MESSAGE CONCERNING Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount***
Please be advised, pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 51-101, effective October 2, 2016, the Department of Employment Services (DOES), Office of Unemployment Compensation (OUC), will increase the Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount (MWBA) from $359 to $425 and standardize the amount of weeks an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimant can collect UI benefit payments to 26 weeks for all initial claims filed on or after October 2, 2016. As a result of this increase, for Reimbursing Employers, there will be an increase in the amount of benefit charges that will be reflected on quarterly charge statements you will receive from DOES.
If you have any questions concerning these changes, please visit the Unemployment Compensation section of the DOES website at www.does.dc.gov
for further information.
ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: Effective Monday, April 11th, 2016, walk-in UI tax assistance at DOES headquarters will be from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday thru Thursday and 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Friday. This will ensure that the level of service provided to our employers will meet our customer service expectations that we strive to maintain in the Office of Unemployment Compensation. If you have any questions you can email the Tax Division at [email protected] or call our main number 202-698-7550. Our team will be glad to assist you.