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 573-751-0436.

Unemployment - Employers

  1. I no longer have employees. How do I close my unemployment tax account?
  2. What is a benefit claim?
  3. What is a Mass Claim?
  4. What is the Shared Work Program?
  5. How is eligibility determined?
  6. How much can claimants receive?
  7. When and for how long can benefits be claimed?
  8. Will the employer be notified when a claim is filed?
  9. How can the employer protest the claim?
  10. What happens after an employer files a protest?
  11. Can an employer appeal a deputy’s determination?
  12. What penalties can be assessed against employers?
  13. How can I request a work search waiver (recall date) for my employees who will be laid off on a temporary basis?
  14. What is the taxable wage base?
  15. How do I figure excess wages?
  16. Do I use the wages paid by the previous owner of my business when figuring excess wages?
  17. How should I report a probationary worker?
  18. Do I have to report family members?
  19. Is a cafeteria plan reportable and taxable?
  20. I didn′t pay wages this quarter. Do I have to file a Quarterly CW Report anyway?
  21. How do I adjust wages that I reported previously?
  22. How do I report workers who work in more than one state?
  23. Do I have to pay Missouri unemployment tax?
  24. How do I get set up to pay state unemployment tax?
  25. What will my tax rate be?
  26. Now that I have employees, what other agencies should I contact?
  27. Where can I get a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)?
  28. What are the requirements for federal unemployment tax?
  29. Is Missouri a "credit reduction state"?
  30. How can I reduce my tax rate?
  31. Am I required to file the Missouri Quarterly Contribution and Wage Report electronically?
  32. How, when, and where to submit or mail my Quarterly CW Reports, payments, and magnetic media?

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