Frequently Used Forms and Publications for Individuals

Some of the most frequently used forms and publications by individuals are provided below. Click here for more forms for individuals.


Employment Security Offices & Job Centers
Printer-friendly map of service locations and a list showing communities & addresses of IDES offices, administrative offices, and job centers.
Revised: Oct 2019
Work Search Record for Unemployed Job Seekers
This form (ADJ034F) is used to record work search efforts by UI claimants. Be sure that all requested information is provided. Failure to do so may result in a denial of benefits.
Unemployment Insurance Benefits Handbook - Revised 7/2019
This handbook provides detailed information about applying for unemployment benefits. Mistakes in filing claims can delay payment of benefits, at times a week or more, because instructions are not followed (CLI105L).
Rev. 7/19
What Every Worker Should Know About Unemployment Insurance
When workers are laid off for a period of seven days or more or are separated from the payroll for any reason, employers are required to provide them with a copy of this publication (Pub CLI111L).
Revised June 2016

I Filed My Claim What Happens Now
Information about what happens during the three weeks following the filing of an Unemployment Insurance Claim. This is the English version (BPP001F).
Revised July 2017
Benefit Rights Information
This 2-page document summarizes essential information about unemployment insurance benefits, including the requirement to register with Illinois’ Employment Service system and work search requirements (BRI - CLI100L).
Updated: 7/10/2017
Income Tax Withholding Election
To change the withholding status on on an individual's current unemployment claim, complete the TAX-2 form, sign and fax or mail the form to IDES... (Form BPP009F)
revised - 7/10/1017
Voluntary Leave Questionnaire
This form is used by IDES to collect information about why an individual quit his/her job.  The information provided will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility for unemployment benefits (Form ADJ002FC).
Teleserve - Certify for Unemployment Benefits By Phone
This brochure provides information about certifying for benefits over the phone. Once an Unemployment Insurance claim is filed, a claimant must then "certify" their eligibility every two weeks. Tele-Serve makes it easy.
Academic Personnel Questionnaire for Claimants
IDES uses this form to collect information about whether a person employed by an academic institution is eligible for unemployment benefits. Form ADJ004FC
Request for Reconsideration of Claims Adjudicator’s Determination and, If Applicable, Appeal to the Referee
This form (ADJ024FC) is used by the claimant to appeal an adjudicator's Finding or Determination if he/she disagrees with the UI Wage Finding, in cases where the person was denied benefits.
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Apprenticeship Information Center Application for Job Seekers
This is the application for referral to apprenticeship in a trade (AIC-589). Visit the IDES Apprenticeship program page, which includes a list of occupational skills, for more information.  revised July 2018
Benefit Overpayment Information
If IDES has determined that a person was improperly paid  benefits, the amount is called an overpayment and by law, the entire amount must be repaid. Many overpayments are due to fraud, and can result in significant penalties and prosecution. (BPC100L)
CIS Quick Reference Guide
An overview of features and benefits of the free Career Information System offered by IDES.