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EP Cease Filing for Members

Entertainment Partners has ceased filing unemployment for our members which should resolve some of the worst problems in filing unemployment claims

Today we confirmed with the GDOL that they have released a new program called the “Claims Conversion Program” which allows employers that have been filing weekly UI claims on behalf of employees to convert those claims over to an individual claim to allow the individual to certify their own weekly claim.

This applies specifically to those members that have been receiving UI benefits through a claim filed by Entertainment Partners. Your claim status may now display a note at the top of the page that reads “Your employer has elected to no longer submit employer filed claims on your behalf.” This means you are now responsible for certifying your claim weekly in order to continue to receive your UI benefits. EP will not be filing on your behalf anymore.

Please be aware that EP has confirmed with us that they filed on employees’ behalf for the week ending 5/16/20, so you will need to make sure you certify for the first time for the week ending 5/23/2020. You should plan to do this sometime between Sunday, 5/24 and Wednesday, 5/27.

Please make sure that you take the time to check both the status of your claim on the “Check My UI Status” page and the status of your weekly certifications through the INQUIRY button on your Certification Access page on a regular basis. The sooner you are able to identify an issue with your claim, the sooner you can get it resolved.