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There is no fee for Unemployment Services through MDES. We do not solicit payments on social media and 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 and report this to MDES.
Claimants in Mississippi should be aware of potential fraud when filling for unemployment insurance benefits. The threat of potential scams aiming to steal personal information is real...
This is a Fraud Alert from the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Labor.
MDES unemployment debit cards are valid for 3 years. Please keep your card until it expires; even if you are not currently filing.
PUA is intended to provide assistance to persons unemployed or working reduced hours due to COVID-19 and are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits.
Individuals in Clarke, Grenada, Jasper, Lawrence, Panola and Walthall Counties in Mississippi, who were unable to work because of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.
Some customers were issued additional benefit payments in excess of the amount to which they were entitled. Those affected have been issued a notice of overpayment.
If you do not file your weekly certifications you will not receive benefits.
If you are experiencing difficulty filing your Unemployment Insurance claim, contact your local WIN Job Center for assistance.
We are currently experiencing longer wait times for our contact centers. A claim may be filed online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If your employment has been impacted by COVID-19, file a claim online.
Individuals seeking housing assistance who have filed a claim for unemployment can view and download unemployment and wage data through the MDES website.
The Mississippi Census happens every 10 years. For every adult and every child that is not counted, our state will lose over $5,000 in federal dollars every year.
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.
Report fraud connected with filing unemployment benefits claims, including someone using the confidential information of you or one of your workers.
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.
Take a look at our job search ideas, interview tips and suggestions on how to dress for success before you begin your job search.
Resources and Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19
Friday, May 22, 2020 9am - 12pm
Effective 1-1-2019 – MDES will require electronic filing of all state unemployment quarterly tax reports and payments. This applies to all Tax and Wage reports
WIN Job Center lobbies are currently closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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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