State unemployment agencies advise that individuals proceed with caution when they access websites to file for unemployment benefits. Individuals should only utilize their state’s portal to apply for benefits. Individuals should take caution when they encounter websites that:
- Offer to help individuals file for benefits. These sites ask for confidential and private information including Social Security numbers, street addresses, work history, and email addresses. Individuals should never give out or enter any confidential and private information into these websites.
- Charge individuals a fee to file for benefits. The state does not charge a fee for filing for benefits.
- Ask individuals to upload a copy of their driver’s license, birth certificate, and other personally identifiable information to a non-governmental website. Individuals will need to enter a Social Security number and driver’s license when filing for benefits on the state’s website.
Individuals can learn more about how to avoid identity theft on their state’s webpage.
Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.
Please reach out to your representative with any questions.