Individuals applying for UI benefits must meet monetary and non-monetary requirements in order to receive benefits. They must be unemployed through no fault of their own, meet
certain earnings requirements in order to qualify, as well as be able to work, available for
work and actively seeking work during each week they request benefits. 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.
appeal a UI decision allowing a former employee to collect unemployment benefits. Decisions may be appealed over the internet at www.dlt.ri.gov/ui/FormsUI.htm, by submitting a request in writing to the Central Adjudication Unit at PO Box 20067, Cranston, RI 02920-0941 or by FAX at (401) 462-8318.