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  • Rhode Island Employment Security Act Labor Law Poster

    Unemployment Insurance Benefits
    If you become totally or partially unemployed:
    1. File your claim for benefits within 7 days of your layoff date. File by telephone from 8 AM to 3 PM Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 3 PM Friday (interpretersare available for Spanish, Portuguese, Cambodian, Laotian, and Hmong).
    For quicker service, file an Internet claim 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
    Monday is usually a high volume day for telephone claims; you may prefer to file your claim later in the week or via the Internet (see below).
    2. Have your correct Social Security number and the name, address, and telephone number of your employers for the last two years available when you call. If you are not a U. S. citizen, have your alien registration number ready.
    3. To collect unemployment benefits the law requires that:
    a. You must be unemployed through no fault of your own,
    b. You must have earned minimum qualifying wages while you were working,
    c. You must be physically able to work, available for work and actively seeking work, and
    d. You must register for work with the Department of Labor and Training.

    Employment and Training Services
    If you need help in finding a job, the Department of Labor and Training offers free employment and training related services including:

    1. Job referral and placement services.
    2. Resource rooms with a wide range of
    employment and training resources.
    3. Career counseling and testing to help assess aptitudes and interests.
    4. Internet access for employment and training information.
    5. Job Search Workshops to help you develop interviewing skills.
    6. Resume writing seminars to help you create an effective resume and
    cover letter.

    Temporary Disability Insurance Benefits

    Who is eligible for TDI benefits?
    If you have become ill or injured and meet all of the following requirements, you may be entitled to receive benefits.
    1. You were unemployed because of illness or injury for seven consecutive days or more, and
    2. You were under the care of a licensed doctor, and
    3. Your illness or injury occurred within the last fifty-two weeks, and
    4. You earned enough in qualifying wages to be eligible.

    How to apply:
    You can apply for benefits by completing a TDI application. The application form
    may be obtained from one of the following sources:

    NOTE: You may be entitled to a refund of a portion of your contributions if during the calendar year TDI contributions were deducted from your pay by more than one employer.
    • Auxiliary aids and services are
    available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
    RULE 5
    (Adopted under Section 28-44-38 of the Employment Security Act and Section 28-41-15 of the
    Temporary Disability Insurance Act)
    Every employing unit in the State of Rhode Island shall post and maintain printed notices of such form and design and in such numbers containing such information as the Director, Department of Labor and Training, may determine to be necessary to administer the Employment Security Act and Temporary Disability Insurance Act. Such notices shall be posted in conspicuous places where
    the workers’ services are performed.
    DLT-TX-6 Rev. 10/04