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Notice of Claim Filed
When an individual applies for UI benefits, DLT sends an Employee Separation Report and Notice of Claim Filed form to their recent employers. Employers are required to return this form within 10 business days in order to have standing to contest any determination with respect to the individual’s claim (RI General Laws 28-44-38 (c)).
Notice of Unemployment Benefits Paid
UI is funded 100% by employer contributions to the fund. Nonprofit organizations exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) (a) of the Internal Revenue Code, Indian tribes and governmental organizations, have the option of paying taxes quarterly, or reimbursing the Employment Security Fund for the benefits paid to their former employees. Employers will receive a Notice of Unemployment Benefits Paid when they are responsible for benefit charges. For additional information on earnings requirements or employer charges, click here. To protest benefit payments charged to your account, click here.
Employer Copy of Claimant Decision
Employers who are an interested party will receive a copy of any director’s decision allowing or denying benefits based on a separation issue and certain types of availability issues. If an employer disagrees with a director’s decision allowing a current or former employee to collect unemployment benefits, an appeal may be filed online by clicking here.
NEW! The Department has developed fact finding questionnaires for claimants and employers to expedite the telephone interview with the Central Adjudication Unit. Click here to access them.