Uplink: Unemployment Programs
Make Sure to Validate Your Mailing Address
Please help us serve you better by keeping your address, phone numbers, and email address up to date. This can be done by accessing Uplink Claimant Self Service and reviewing and updating your information on the Claimant Homepage.
Calculate Remaining Weeks of Benefits
To Calculate Remaining Weeks of Benefits:
  • Find the column labeled "Status".
  • In the "Status" column, locate a row labeled "Open" that has a remaining balance.
  • Divide the amount listed under "Remaining Balance" by the number in that same row under the "Weekly Benefits" column.
  • The result is the number of weeks of benefits you have left.
Using the example above, the calculation should look like this: Remaining Balance ($2,808.00) / Weekly Benefit ($108.00) = Weeks of Benefits Remaining (26)
Federal Unemployment Extensions
New Requirements to Receive Benefits
Monday, March 26, 2012
Unemployed Hoosiers who are finishing their first 26 weeks of regular state unemployment insurance and moving to federally funded extended benefits are now required to go to WorkOne for an in-person review of their work search records. The new in-person review is part of the federal law Congress passed in February reauthorizing the federally funded extended benefits through the end of this year. Reviews will also be required for those transitioning from the first round of federal benefits to the second if they have not previously participated. Hoosiers who are required to visit a WorkOne will begin receiving notices in April. Anyone who fails to comply risks losing their unemployment insurance benefits. Please see DWD's website for more information.
EB Ending for Unemployed Hoosiers
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Because the unemployment rate in Indiana recently dropped below a 3 month average of 9% unemployed Hoosiers will no longer be able to receive Extended Benefits, or EB. This program previously lasted for 20 weeks, from weeks 80-99 of the possible 99 weeks of benefits. The last day Hoosiers can file EB vouchers will be Saturday, April 14, 2012. The last benefit payments for those receiving EB will be made on Monday, April 16, 2012. No further EB payments will be made after this date regardless of whether an EB recipient has weeks remaining in their claim. Please see DWD's website for more information.
Requirements to Receive Benefits
While receiving benefits, you must:
  • Register on IndianaCareerConnect.com within ten (10) days of filing your claim. (IC 22-4-14)

  • To fulfill work search requirements you must conduct three (3) work searches per week in order to remain eligible for benefits. You may look for work in person, by mail, or online, and be able to verify your work search information to DWD upon request. Mailing or submitting a resume for an open position qualifies as a work search. Please see our Claimant Handbook, located at www.in.gov/dwd for more information.
Failure to complete these requirements will cause benefits to be denied until these requirements have been met.

NOTE: If you have a work search waiver (which includes DWD approved training, a return to work date of 60 days or less, or an active member of a hiring hall), you do not have to register in https://www.IndianaCareerConnect.com or post your resume and you do not have to report your work search efforts each week. However, you must still submit a weekly voucher and provide any required information.
Indiana Department of Workforce Development and it's WorkOne Centers