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Chicago Heights IL Unemployment Career Center Office

Where is the Chicago Heights IL Unemployment Career Center Office located?

Chicago Heights Unemployment Office
202 S. Halsted St.
ATOC Building, Suite 148
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: 8002445631
TTY: 8663228357

Chicago Heights IL Unemployment Career Center Office provide individuals seeking employment all the latest tools to find and keep that special job. Employers will find assistance in recruiting new employees including a national job listing network, applicant screening, and space in the centers to conduct testing and employment interviews

How do I qualify for Unemployment Benefits in IL?

  • You must have earned enough money in the past 18 months for the state of Illinois to establish your weekly benefit amount.
  • You must have an acceptable reason for your work separation.

What do I need to do to get unemployment Benefits in IL

  • You must report your reason for your separation from your job when you file your claim for benefits.
  • You must Report any wages earned and list all your employers from the last 18 months.
  • You must be available for work each week or you may loose your benefits.
  • You must be actively searching for work each week or benefits may be denied.
  • You must develop report your work search each week as required by law
  • You can use Use IllinoisJobLink.com to search for a jobs
  • You must quick report your return to work as soon as possible to avoid committing fraud.

What information do I need to file my claim for UI Benefits in IL?

  • Your Social Security number
  • Your Driver’s License or State ID
  • Your employment history from the past 18 months
  • Your dependent’s name, social security number and date of birth

How Do I File For Unemployment Benefits in Illinois?

  • To apply for IL unemployment insurance benefits you need to visit the Illinois department of insurance security website and file your claim.

Can I file an appeal if I am denied unemployment benefits in IL?

  • YES! If your claim for UI Benefits is denied you can file an appeal with the Illinois Department Of Employment Security.

Chicago Office:   IDES Appeals Division
33 S State St, 8th Floor Chicago, IL 60603-2802
Springfield Office:   IDES Appeals Division
607 East Adams, 8th Floor Springfield, IL 62701

How do I look for work while on Illinois unemployment Insurance benefits?

  • You can use the job search tool on IllinoisJobLink.com website to search for jobs.
  • You are required to register with IllinoisJobLink.com while receiving unemployment benefits.

What income do I have to report when certifying weekly for IL unemployment Insurance benefits?

  • You must report the total amount of all income before taxes.
  • You need to notify the IDES as soon as you begin working.

What is the Maximum amount of Unemployment Benefits I can get in IL?

  • The maximum amount of weekly unemployment benefit you can receive is $742.00 if you have children.
  • Your weekly UI benefit amount is determined by;
    Adding the amount of the two highest earning quarters from a base period;
    Taking 47% of the total received from adding the two highest earning quarters; and
    Dividing the result by 26.
  • You may receive unemployment benefits for a total of 26 weeks.

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Tips to help you when visiting your local Unemployment Office:

  • Show Up Early: Your local unemployment office can sometimes be crowded. You must understand that there are a lot of people currently looking for work. So you will find a lot of people filing for benefits.
  • Be prepared to wait: With lots of people at your local unemployment office, if you are late you will have to wait. The best way to avoid the long lines is to get to the office early.
  • Be prepared with your Documents: If you are applying for unemployment benefits be sure to take with you all necessary information such as a job release letter, date of last employment and name of the company.
  • Have a Cool Head: With lots of people at your local unemployment office waiting to be seen it’s easy to get frustrated and loose you cool. Remember that counselors are there to assist you. Keeping a cool head and being courteous will help speed the process along.

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