On January 11, 2021, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security announces that Mississippi will participate in the Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) program.
Monday, January 18, is a federal holiday and banks will be closed. Unemployment payments that would have been paid on those days, will be delayed up to 48 hours.
On December 27, 2020, the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 was signed into law.
The MDES Contact Center is currently experiencing an increase in call volume. The Contact Center has a call-back system setup to allow callers to request a call-back. If you have requested a call-back, please do not call again. This will delay your call back from MDES.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is now available for six counties in Mississippi. Individuals in George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and Stone counties in Mississippi, who were unable to work because of Hurricane Zeta may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.
If you do not file your weekly certifications you will not receive benefits.
To enter your information for Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Certification, please use the link below.
Unemployment Insurance Fraud Consumer Protection Guide from the U.S. Department of Justice National Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force...
An individual must make an active search for full-time work in order to receive unemployment insurance benefits. The Work Search temporary waiver under the Executive Order No. 1510 will expire as of August 08, 2020.
Did you know failure to properly report earnings may result in prosecution in federal and/or state courts?
We are currently experiencing longer wait times for our contact centers. A claim may be filed online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The 1st quarter 2020 contributions and benefit charges are due July 31, 2020. The 2nd quarter 2020 Tax and Wage reports and contributions are due on July 31, 2020. These dates were extended with Executive Order 1502 due to the pandemic. These provisions expire on July 31, 2020.
Has someone filed an unemployment claim using your information? Do you know of someone falsifying information to collect unemployment? Report this immediately to MDES.
For a checklist of this information, click the link below.
There is no fee for Unemployment Services through MDES. We do not solicit payments on social media and our employees are prohibited from using social media to assist customers. If you are asked to pay a fee for these services, DO NOT PAY the fee and report this to MDES.
Claimants in Mississippi should be aware of potential fraud when filling for unemployment insurance benefits. The threat of potential scams aiming to steal personal information is real...
This is a Fraud Alert from the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Labor.
MDES unemployment debit cards are valid for 3 years. Please keep your card until it expires; even if you are not currently filing.
PUA is intended to provide assistance to persons unemployed or working reduced hours due to COVID-19 and are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits.
Some customers were issued additional benefit payments in excess of the amount to which they were entitled. Those affected have been issued a notice of overpayment.
If you are experiencing difficulty filing your Unemployment Insurance claim, contact your local WIN Job Center for assistance.
If your employment has been impacted by COVID-19, file a claim online.
Individuals seeking housing assistance who have filed a claim for unemployment can view and download unemployment and wage data through the MDES website.
You can complete your weekly certifications for unemployment insurance payments as early as Sunday each week using our free MDES app… or our website.
MSWorks is the mobile gateway to all of the Mississippi Works and MDES online services.
MDES now offers the option of Bulk Filing to its customers who file quarterly Tax and Wage Reports for multiple clients.
Employers and taxpayers of Mississippi will benefit from the New Hire program by reducing overpayments of unemployment compensation, by detecting and preventing benefit payments to workers who have returned to work, and more…
Help keep your tax rates low by using Sides E-Response... a fast, free, and secure way for employers to respond to requests for separation information online.
MDES offers employers many helpful services--posting jobs, recruitment, help with unemployment taxes and more.
Take a look at our job search ideas, interview tips and suggestions on how to dress for success before you begin your job search.
Resources and Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19
Rehires, Work Refusals, or Fraudulent Claims
Report fraud connected with filing unemployment benefits claims, including someone using the confidential information of you or one of your workers.
WIN Job Center lobbies are currently closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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This is step one—the start to a new future for yourself. To file a claim to receive your unemployment benefits, register online with MDES. We'll help you all along the way.FILE TODAY