Common Issues in Qualifying for Unemployment Benefits:
Unemployment benefits can help many people who lose their jobs to get by until they are able to find work. Losing a job can mean facing several issues while trying to qualify for unemployment benefits.
Fact-Finding Hearings and Appeals for Unemployment Benefits
*NOTE: This article discusses the process for traditional unemployment benefits. There are additional federal benefits such as Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). Please see other articles on our website for information about these benefits.
Iowa Workforce Development Unemployment Insurance Claims
Information and online form to apply for unemployment compensation.
Paying Back an Overpayment of Unemployment Benefits
Sometimes you get unemployment benefits when you are not supposed to. You will have to pay them back.
Unemployment Insurance: Contested Cases and the Appeal Process
Just as workers have the right to file claims for unemployment insurance, employers have the right to protest those claims they consider invalid. When such a protest is made, it sets the adjudication process in motion.