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Layoffs: What is a Mass Claim?

The Electronic Mass Claims Filing System is designed to assist employers and their employees during a temporary mass layoff. Employee information provided by the employer, allows the Division of Employment Security (DES) to file an initial or renewed unemployment claim on behalf of employees quickly and efficiently. Once the new or renewed claim is filed, the employee will be responsible for filing weekly unemployment certifications using UInteract. As part of the mass claims filing, a recall date is entered for temporary layoffs, not to exceed eight weeks from the last day worked. The eligibility requirements for a mass claim are as follows:

• The layoff must be due to a lack of work
• The layoff must be less than eight weeks in duration

For additional information, contact the Claims Programs Section at 573-751-2219.

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