Oregon Unemployment Benefit Questions
Updated : June 21st, 2019
What is the “waiting week”?
The first week of your claim, during which you meet all the eligibility rules is referred to as the waiting week. Payments will not be given for this week. It is mandatory that every unemployment account has at least one waiting week before benefit payments are provided.
How can I change my mailing address?
Changing your address is fairly simple. You can do it through your claims. You will need to enter your customer ID (CID), PIN and social security number to be able to access the page where you can change your address.
Alternately, you can call the UI office and inform them about your need to change your address. You will have to feed them details about SSN, PIN and CID through the telephone.
Yet another option is to mail the UI office informing them about the address change. Every year in January, form 1099-G is mailed out to allow recipients of UI to file their tax returns. This form will be mailed to your last updated address. Which means that if you don’t inform the office about it, you may not receive the form.
Does retirement pay affect my benefits?
Receiving retirement pay may or may not affect your benefits. In some cases your benefits may be reduced by a certain percentage, in other cases it may not affect the benefit amounts in any way.
Deductions happen if, at any point of time, one of your base period employers contributed to your pension fund or maintained it. Social security pensions will affect your benefits in any way as long as you fully satisfy all the other eligibility rules. However, if you difficulty in performing full time work or if you are limited to certain kinds of jobs alone, you may face a deduction in the benefit amount.
If I worked for a temporary agency, can I receive UI?
You may or may not receive UI benefits. If you work for an employee leasing agency, you may receive benefits between your various assignments or between your various part time jobs. However, you will need to meet all the eligibility rules laid down by the State in which you file for UI.
The conflict here is that while only assigns work to you periodically, you are still a full time employee of that agency. Which means that you can only list the agency as your employer and not the business you worked for as a temp. So when you file for a claim, mention your reason for being jobless should be lack of work, end of assignment etc.
As you work for an employee leasing agency, work you do could either last few hours or few months. You can file for UI in between your assignments. However if you refuse a suitable assignment, you may become disqualified from UI.
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