State expands online jobless services


Unemployment services online has expanded to include an unemployment appeals system and the ability for employers to electronically file weekly reports. Currently, employers can file payments and access account information online while employees can file and report for unemployment claims, according to the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

The web-based paperless appeals system allows all parties to receive hearing notices, submit requests to reschedule a hearing date, monitor the status of an appeal and receive their decision via electronic notification. This convenient, secure and user-friendly system is available from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends and holidays.

Another new aspect of the unemployment program’s Internet services is providing employers the ability to file electronically the Low Earning Report. The system allows employers to file weekly reports of low earning, file amended reports, receive notifications of missing reports and verify report filing. This will expedite claimants benefit payments and eliminate the time-consuming and less efficient paper process for employers.

Claimants and employers who wish to access these services can register for an account at uiclaims.hawaii.gov. To establish an account, businesses need to have the following: registration name and address; FEIN and DOL numbers; gross quarterly wages reported on the most recent quarterly reported submitted; and email account for notifications.

For more information, call 586-9075.