The Illinois unemployment login page on Benefits.IDES.Illinois.gov is intended to service online benefit claims for those who have experienced a job loss in the state.
IDES program applicants are encouraged to file as early as possible once the threshold of eligibility has been met based on the requirements.
Claimants can begin at https://benefits.ides.illinois.gov/ and will enter their Illinois unemployment login username and password over a secure connection.
You will be prompted for these credentials anytime you try to certify for weekly benefits or change profile or financial information online.
To change or reset a lost password, you will find a collection of resources at the bottom of the page for help or call the support phone number at 1-800-244-5631 between 5:00 AM to 7:30 PM, Monday to Friday.
It is very important to safeguard your login credentials and never share them with anyone. If you believe your log on has been compromised please contact Claimant Services immediately.
Familiarize yourself with the UI Unemployment Insurance program to avoid mistakes that can delay payments to your debit card or banking account.
IDES is a state agency that pays unemployment benefits, collects employment taxes, runs the employment service commission and Illinois Job Bank in accordance with JobLink to help unemployed workers find a new job.
If you take on part-time work or side jobs it is important that you report any earnings in your weekly claims.
It is considered UI fraud to under report or not report income earned while collecting insurance benefits and your Illinois unemployment login can be suspended.
Besides reporting earned income you are also required to notify a IDES representative if you return to work after receiving a paycheck. Active job seeking is part of the back to work program for benefits collection.
To assist employees with finding a new job and reducing the time spend collecting UI insurance payments, the Illinois JobLink has programs to retrain and place workers.
Contact the local office closest to you for more information on finding a job through JobLink or new education opportunities for retraining.
Employers are charged accordingly when UI claimants are determined eligible to collect benefits for job seperation. When you become eligible for a weekly payment is when you can register on the Illinois unemployment login page.