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Top Ten Things You Should Know About the Unemployment Insurance System
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Unemployment Insurance (UI)
provides temporary financial assistance to qualified individuals who have lost their jobs through no fault
of their own and who continue to meet eligibility requirements of Rhode Island law.

The program is not a right to all who have lost their job.

Keep these top 10 key facts in mind when you are filing for UI benefits to ensure accurate and quick payment of benefits.

For more information, please visit www.dlt.ri.gov or call (401) 243-9100.

We’re here to help!


Don't Be A Party To Unemployment Insurance Fraud! Fact Sheet

1. Accurately Report the Reason You Are Unemployed.
Accurately report your reason for separation from your job when you initially file your claim for benefits.

2. Report Any Wages You Are Earning. You must report your gross wages (before taxes) for each week you work. Report all earnings—including part-time or temporary work.

3. Register with netWORKri. In most cases you must
register with netWORKri to be eligible to collect UI benefits.

4. Be Available for Work. In order to collect benefits, you must verify that you are able and available to accept suitable work.

5. Actively Search for Work. You must search for work each week or benefits may be denied.

6. Develop an Effective Work Search Plan. Contact the
netWORKri for help with planning an effective work search.

7. Avoid Errors and Ensure Proper Payment of Benefits. To prevent errors that may result in an overpayment, read all of the information provided to you.

8. Don’t Delay—As Soon As You Begin Working Again,
Report Your Return to Work. Do not wait until you receive
your first paycheck.

9. Follow the Rules to Prevent Yourself from Committing
Fraud. Anyone who collects UI benefits is legally responsible for following the rules. Failure to follow the rules can have serious consequences.

10. Know Your Responsibilities and Ask for Help. Navigating through the UI system can be confusing. If you have a question, the Department of Labor and Training is here to help.

RI Department of Labor and Training
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-8000
Fax (401) 462-8666
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