MDES offices will be closed Monday, July 4. Many services may still be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Internet.
Debit cards for UI Benefits issued on or after Monday, May 23, 2022, will have a new look. If you have a debit card with the old design, please keep it until it has expired.
Monday, July 4, is a federal holiday and banks will be closed. Unemployment payments that would have been paid that day, will be delayed up to 48 hours.
MDES has issued 2022 Tax Rate Notice Letters to employers. No employer will experience any negative impact because of the late issuance. If you have not received your letter, please log into your MDES account online and select the “Correspondence” tab and view your letter on the Correspondence screen.
The 1099s reflecting unemployment benefits paid in 2021 were generated on January 17, 2022, to the last address on file. If you received an incorrect 1099-G form or believe you are a victim of fraud, click the link below.
Mississippi Department of Employment Security needs your help to identify refusals of work. For more information and to report refusals of work, visit the page below.
We do not solicit payments by phone or social media. Our employees are prohibited from using social media to assist customers. If you are asked to pay a fee for these services, DO NOT PAY the fee, instead report this to MDES. There is no fee for Unemployment Services through MDES.
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If you do not file your weekly certifications you will not receive benefits.
Did you know failure to properly report earnings may result in prosecution in federal and/or state courts?
Has someone filed an unemployment claim using your information? Do you know of someone falsifying information to collect unemployment? Report this immediately to MDES.
For a checklist of this information, click the link below.
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You can complete your weekly certifications for unemployment insurance payments as early as Sunday each week using our free MDES app… or our website.
MSWorks is the mobile gateway to all of the Mississippi Works and MDES online services.
MDES now offers the option of Bulk Filing to its customers who file quarterly Tax and Wage Reports for multiple clients.
Employers and taxpayers of Mississippi will benefit from the New Hire program by reducing overpayments of unemployment compensation, by detecting and preventing benefit payments to workers who have returned to work, and more…
Help keep your tax rates low by using Sides E-Response... a fast, free, and secure way for employers to respond to requests for separation information online.
MDES offers employers many helpful services--posting jobs, recruitment, help with unemployment taxes and more.
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Rehires, Work Refusals, or Fraudulent Claims
Report fraud connected with filing unemployment benefits claims, including someone using the confidential information of you or one of your workers.
WIN Job Centers are conveniently located throughout the state. Find the center nearest you, business hours and services offered.
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This is step one—the start to a new future for yourself. To file a claim to receive your unemployment benefits, register online with MDES. We'll help you all along the way.FILE TODAY