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Federal Claims Unit


The federal claims unit is responsible for processing unemployment claims for:

UCFE
Unemployment Compensation for Former Federal Employees

This program is for individuals who have been separated from employment with the United States government, such as IRS, U.S. Postal Service, and TVA.

The claimant must have been a federal civilian employee to file under the UCFE program.

The claimant must report to your local office or call the claims center, whichever serves your county (to determine which serves your county, click here), to file a claim, and present proof of employment, such as check stubs, W-2 forms, a separation notice, SF-50-b (notification of personnel action) and Standard Form 8. The claimant must also bring two items for identification, including their social security card.

The claimant will be notified in writing of the approval or denial of benefits if the separation is other than a lack of work.

UCX
(Unemployment Compensation for Ex-service Members)

This program is for individuals who have been discharged from the U.S. Military Service, such as the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard

The claimant must have performed active Federal Military Service to file under the UCX program.

The claimant must report to your local office or call the claims center, whichever serves your county (to determine which serves your county, click here), to file a claim, and present the original DD Form 214, Member 4 (or a certified copy of 2,3,4,6,7 or 8) and two items for identification, including their Social Security Card.

The ex-service member will be notified of the denial of benefits in writing.
UCX- Frequently Asked Questions

DUA

TRA and NAFTA

(Trade Readjustment Allowances)(The North American Free Trade Agreement)

These programs are for those individuals who have lost their jobs due to increased imports or the business has moved to Canada or Mexico.

A petition may be filed for TRA or NAFTA by the employer, the union or three or more employees. The local Unemployment Office has the required forms and is available to assist in the filing of a petition.

The U.S. Department of Labor will determine if a petition is valid and issue a determination. After a petition is approved, affected workers are notified in writing as to when and where to file a claim for TRA or NAFTA benefits
TRA-Frequently Asked Questions.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

When a natural disaster occurs, the Governor may request federal assistance for the counties affected by the disaster. If the president declares a disaster, the department of Labor and Workforce Development will issue a news release announcing the disaster information.

Individuals who are unemployed as a direct result of a natural disaster may file for DUA.

The applicant must report to your local office or call the claims center, whichever serves your county (to determine which serves your county, click here), and present proof of employment, such as a w-2 form, income tax returns, business license, sales tax forms, check stubs, and at least two items as proof of identity.

A written decision will be issued to the applicant as notification of approval or denial of DUA benefits.

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