Applying for Benefit
You may complete this step by mail, e-mail, or fax. This will permit us to update your records and process any applicable tax elections. You are not required to provide proof of your eligibility for state unemployment compensation benefits with your initial registration documents, although you are certainly permitted to do so.
- You must initially register with the SUB Fund, which involves completing a Registration Form, and state and federal withholding forms (only if new to SUB or if you want to change your tax withholdings). You do not need to be unemployed to register.
- You must notify the Referral Office of your layoff date. Your employer is not responsible for making the Referral Office aware of your layoff. You must do it yourself.
- You must provide evidence of your unemployment to the SUB Fund within the one calendar month time-frame rule. To do this, you may fax, mail or e-mail the evidence.
- If you remain unemployed for a period of time, you must continue to provide evidence of your unemployment on a regular and timely basis. This is done by providing appropriate evidence of your unemployment to the SUB Fund within the one calendar month time-frame rule.
The SUB Fund will not pay benefits based on evidence presented more than one calendar month beyond its date of issue. There is a once-in-a-lifetime waiver that may allow you to receive up to two weeks of SUB Fund benefits for certain claims that contain evidence that is more than one calendar month beyond the issue date. For instance, if the state issues you a check on December 14 for benefits for the weeks ended November 30 and December 7, you have until January 13 to file your claim.
Remember, The first SUB Fund check issued for the 2017-2018 SUB Fund Benefit Year pays during the first full week in November and the final SUB Fund check pays during the last full week in April. No SUB Fund benefits are paid from May 1 through October 31.
You'll need to continually provide the SUB Fund with proof of your unemployment in order to receive a SUB Fund benefit. As long as you keep the one calendar month rule in mind, you can essentially submit your evidence for up to three to almost four weeks at a time.
Methods for Providing Proof
Providing Proof on Time
Get into the habit of mailing, emailing or faxing your evidence of unemployment to the SUB Fund as soon as you receive it. This will prevent delays in your SUB Fund benefit payments. If you are faxing, mailing or e-mailing your evidence, please allow a reasonable amount of time for your SUB Fund check to be issued and mailed. If you need your SUB Fund check in one or two days, drop it off at the SUB Fund in person, there is a "Drop off Box" in the front foyer.
Timely Proof of Light-Duty Work