Immigrant: An alien who has been accorded by the United States the privilege of entering the country for permanent residence and of becoming a citizen of the United States under the conditions provided in the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Infraction: In the context of unemployment insurance matters, a violation of an employing unit's rule or policy.
Initial Claim: An application for benefits which, meeting all monetary eligibility requirements, commences a claim series.
Initial Claim (statistics): A request for determination of insured status (new claim) or a notice filed when a break in job attachment has occurred, (additional claim). Insured status refers to qualifying base period wages with an insured employer and the determination of the individual's weekly benefit amount.
Insured Unemployment Rate (IUR): The total number of insured unemployed individuals divided by the total number of employed individuals covered by unemployment insurance.
Insured Employment: Services performed in employment for employers and covered by the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act (Act). Some services do not fall within "employment" as defined by the Act; for example services performed by independent contractors provided that certain conditions are met. Additionally, in order to be an "employer" under the Act, that entity has to meet certain requirements.
Interest/Penalty Waiver Protest: The Director and the Director's representative(s) may waive all or part of interest accrued or penalties imposed to an employer's account. If the employer's request for waiver is denied, a Director's Order is issued which provides twenty days from the date of mailing of the Order to appeal the Order and request a hearing.
Interstate Agent Claim: A claim filed in Illinois (agent state) against another state (liable state).
Interstate Claimant: An individual claiming benefits under the unemployment insurance law of one or more liable states through the facilities of an agent state. An interstate claimant does not include any individual who customarily commutes from a residence in an agent state to work in a liable state. However, if such an individual requests to be considered an interstate claimant, this request shall be granted by Illinois as a liable state.
Interstate Liable Claim: A claim filed in another state (agent state) against Illinois (liable state).