Relief of Charging Due to Public Health Emergency

You qualify for relief of UI benefit charging if your employees were laid off due to the public health emergency declared by Executive Order 72 and filed initial unemployment claims for the weeks of March 15, 2020 - March 13, 2021. Due to a recent law change, you will not need to submit a request for charging relief for layoffs that resulted in initial claims for that period.

If the reason for your employee's unemployment is due to a quit, discharge for misconduct, discharge for substantial fault, or labor dispute, employers will need to submit a request for relief of charging if the initial claim relates to the public health emergency declared by Executive Order 72.

How to Request Relief of Charging

Employers should submit forms by the latter of February 19, 2021 or 30 days after receiving notification of the claim.

Employers do not have to file the UCB-18823-E Relief of Charging Due To Public Health Emergency form in order to receive charging relief for employees laid off and filing initial claims during the period of March 15, 2020 - March 13, 2021.

Processing Time

The department anticipates that the charging relief will take many months to complete for all employers because it is a manual process.