Changes to the District of Columbia Unemployment Insurance Program
Effective January 7, 2018, the Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount will increase from $425 to $432 for new initial claims only. All claimants who are currently receiving unemployment benefits as of January 7, 2018 will continue to receive their current maximum weekly benefit amount.
- Your social security number
- Your most recent 30-day employer’s name(s), address(es), phone number(s) and dates of employment
- Your DD214, if you are ex-military
- Your Standard Form 8 or Standard Form 50, if you are a former federal employee
- Severance pay information (only applicable if you did or will receive severance pay)
- Your Alien Registration Number, if you are not a US Citizen
Please note that confidential unemployment compensation information may be requested and utilized for other governmental purposes, including, but not limited to, verification of eligibility under other government programs. This notice is required by 20 C.F.R. § 603.11 – How do States notify claimants and employers about the uses of their information?
- Start Your Unemployment Compensation Process
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Claimants (English or Spanish)
- Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ's) for Employers
- SIDES E-Response informational video
For information regarding the next steps after filing an initial unemployment claim, read the Unemployment Insurance What’s Next
For detailed instructions regarding how to certify for weekly unemployment benefits, read the Instructions for Completing the Continued Claim Form
For detailed information regarding work search requirements and how to comply, read the Work Search FAQs