When someone files an initial claim or restarts an existing claim, the most recent employer receives a Notice of Claim Filed (Form 220). If a claimant did not work and earn four times their weekly benefit amount from their last employer in covered employment, we will also send a Notice of Claim filed to the next-to-last employer.
While the Notice of Claim Filed is optional, we rely on information from this form to investigate separation and eligibility issues. The form is NOT optional if you wish to protect your appeal rights. By returning the completed form timely (the due date is 10 days from the date issued), you will receive a copy of any eligibility decisions issued for which you provided written information. Your payroll tax rate or rate of contribution may be affected by each claim filed.
You may also complete this form online through SIDES (State Information Data Exchange System). If you did not receive this form electronically, you will need your Federal Employer Identification Number, State Employer Identification Number and the PIN listed on the specific notice you received.
If you have not signed up for electronic Unemployment Insurance forms and want more information on electronic notices, read more here. If you need help in another language, call us at 503-947-1685