New Unemployment Insurance Notice for Iowa

The Iowa Workforce Development just issued an update to the agency’s Unemployment Insurance notice, which has a new publication date of 8/18. You know what that means, don’t you? A new poster will shortly be on its way to our customers in Iowa.

Details of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Notice

Certain elements of the UI notice have not changed, such as the following information:

  • Employees who become unemployed may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.
  • Employees who are still employed but working fewer hours than their regular full-time work week and earning less than their full-time wages may be entitled to partial benefits.

Keep reading to find out what’s new on the UI notice.

Filing Unemployment Insurance Claims Online or In-Person

Employees may now file new unemployment insurance claims online or in-person the same week they become unemployed.

An initial claim should be filed the same week an employee either becomes unemployed or is working reduced hours. However, the unemployment insurance claim does not begin on the date the employee’s job ended or the employee’s work hours were reduced. The claim is effective on the Sunday of the week that the employee applies for benefits.

Those who wish to file UI benefits claims online may go to the new website provided on the notice (, and then click on the “Apply for Unemployment” link.

The UI notice now states that employees who do not have access to a computer may go to the nearest IowaWORKS Center to file a claim in-person. As on the previous notice, those filing in-person are warned that a delay in filing a claim may result in the loss of all or part of the unemployment insurance benefits to which an employee may be entitled.

Additional Unemployment Insurance Information

For complete information about their unemployment insurance rights and responsibilities, employees may now review the Unemployment Handbook on the Iowa Workforce Development website.

To register for work and get more information about available jobs in their area, individuals may visit one of the IowaWORKS Centers listed on the UI notice, or go to the IowaWORKS website at this new address:

Compliance Made Easy

If you order our 1-Year Compliance Plan, you will automatically receive the updated Iowa poster as soon as it is ready. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the 12-month period, you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep you in compliance.