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Claims for unemployment insurance benefits—verification of claimant identity, 24.3

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ARC 4725C


Adopted and Filed

Rule making related to social security number on claims for unemployment benefits

The Director of the Workforce Development Department hereby amends Chapter 24, "Claims and Benefits," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 96.11.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 96.6.

Purpose and Summary

This amendment updates and clarifies the identity verification process used when claims for unemployment insurance benefits are filed.

Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making

Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on August 28, 2019, as ARC 4631C. The Notice was reviewed by the Administrative Rules Review Committee at its meeting on September 10, 2019. No public comments were received. No changes from the Notice have been made.

Adoption of Rule Making

This rule making was adopted by the Director of the Department on October 2, 2019.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

Effective Date

This rule making will become effective on November 27, 2019.

The following rule-making action is adopted:

Rescind rule 871—24.3(96) and adopt the following new rule in lieu thereof:

871—24.3(96) Social security number needed for filing. A claim will not become valid until the identity of the claimant has been verified by the department.

24.3(1) Upon the filing of a claim, notification shall be provided to the claimant if the claimant's identity was not verified.

24.3(2) If the agency is unable to verify the claimant's identity in the claim application, the claimant must provide approved documents. Approved documents must include at least one document containing a social security number. The department shall determine the approved documents required to verify identity. The list of approved documents can be found at the nearest local workforce center or online.

24.3(3) The claimant's identity will not be considered verified until approved documents have been provided. The claim shall remain locked from issuance of benefits until the claimant has provided the approved documents to verify identity.

24.3(4) After filing a claim application, the claimant shall not be eligible for benefits for any week until approved documents are provided to verify identity.

24.3(5) Approved documents must be provided or postmarked by Saturday at 11:59 p.m.of the week in which the approved documentation is due, and the claim shall be unlocked for all weeks following the most recent effective date of the claim application.

24.3(6) If required documents are provided in any subsequent weeks following the due date, the claimant shall be eligible, provided there are no other outstanding issues with the claim, as of the Sunday of the week the claimant's identity was verified.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 96.6.

[Filed 10/2/19, effective 11/27/19]

[Published 10/23/19]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 10/23/19.

Official Document

  • Claims for unemployment insurance benefits—verification of claimant identity, 24.3
  • Published on 10/23/2019
  • Adopted and Filed

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 871-24.3

Iowa Code References

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Iowa Code 96.6


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