OTHER INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW
Citizenship Status Requirements: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 required us to check the citizenship and right to employment status of all UI claimants. You must provide documentation of citizenship or legal alien status if we request it.
College Courses without payment of tuition: Eligible Rhode Island claimants may take any course, for credit, at any state operated college or university. Tuition or registration fees will not be charged. However, you would pay activity, lab, and student union fees, etc. Admission is on a space available basis. For more information, please call (401) 243-9100.
Taxation of Benefits: You do not pay for Unemployment Insurance; your employer pays for the program through Employment Security taxes. Any UI benefits you receive are fully taxable, if you are required to file a tax return. Taxes are not withheld from your benefit payments, but you may request that they be withheld if you desire. For more information on withholding and when you should make estimated tax payments, see IRS Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, or the instructions for Form 1040-ES.
Quality Control: Claims are selected at random for a thorough audit to insure that benefits have been properly paid. If your claim is selected for audit, you will be required to provide more detailed information to support your claim.
Trade Adjustment Assistance: If foreign competition cost you your job, you may be eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), which includes: training and training allowance; job search allowance; and relocation allowance. In addition, you may receive weekly Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA) if you enroll in a TAA approved training program. Click here for more information on Trade Readjustment Assistance.
Information about your claim is protected by State and Federal law. However, the law also requires that some information be shared or exchanged with other State or Federal agencies.