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Unemployment Compensation – Partials

Partial claims are Unemployment Compensation claims filed by employers on behalf of their employees during temporary shutdowns of three weeks or less. Partial filings help employers retain their work force by avoiding numerous requests for separation information, which allows employees to be paid faster. If you file for your employees, they will call the Payment Method Selection Line at 800-499-2035 after the first week is submitted.

UC Partials: Payment Methods for Your Employees

The Department no longer issues paper unemployment compensation checks. Additionally, due to new legislation, the Department will no longer default payments to the AL Vantage Prepaid Benefits Card. Partial claims will now require payment method selection input by your employee before the claim is complete.

Your employees may choose Direct Deposit to a checking or savings account, or the AL Vantage Prepaid Benefits Card. Your employees must choose a payment method using the automated phone system at 800-499-2035. Your employees must also use this automated system for any payment method updates.

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Filing Requirements

To gain access to the Partials Filing System you must complete the Employer Affidavit and submit to the Partials Unit at UCPartials.Labor@labor.alabama.gov or fax to 334-956-7483.

Each employee that will you file for must complete the Employee Consent Form prior to filing. Please submit all completed Employee Consent Forms via email to UCPartials.Labor@labor.alabama.gov or fax to (334) 956-7483. Completed forms may also be mailed to

 

Alabama Department of Labor

Attn: Employer Filed Claims Unit

649 Monroe Street, Room 3421

Montgomery AL 36131-0378

 

Signed Employee Consent forms will be kept on file at ADOL for five years.

The account number is assigned by the Tax Section when your business is established. It also must include the coinciding federal ID number.

The pay period must be when the employee’s gross earnings are less than his usual weekly earnings and less than the maximum UC weekly benefit amount currently in effect.

The ending date is the end of the week of unemployment covered by the claim. Exception: Where the employer’s payroll is on a biweekly basis or an employer’s administrative offices are closed for a period of two weeks the 14 day limitation with respect to the first week of such pay period or closure is extended to 18 days.

  1. employees are receiving a retirement pension from an employer they worked for within the past 18 months
  2. employees are attending school
  3. employees have an active claim filed in another state (if not using the CPUB version)
  4. employees are receiving Worker’s Compensation payments
  5. employees were not able and available for work each day during the week being claimed when work is available 4 or more hours

They can call 1-866-234-5382 or use the Internet system at labor.alabama.gov during the first week in which they do not work.

This should be due to lack of work for no more than three consecutive weeks. However, any unemployed individual may file a claim by calling 1-866-2FILE UC (1-866-234-5382) or using the Internet system at www.labor.alabama.gov during the week in which they do not work.

They must file their claim by calling 1-866-2 FILE UC (1-866-234-5382) or using the Internet system at www.labor.alabama.gov during the first week in which they do not work.

However, their permit number must be provided and a valid copy of their employment authorization document, front and back, must be submitted to the Payment Processing Unit to prove their status as a legal alien.

These cannot be mailed to the employer’s address. The employee’s current address or post office box must be provided when filing for benefits. Postal authorities will not forward AL Vantage Debit Cards.

Mail:
Alabama Department of Labor
Attn: Employer Filed Claims Unit
649 Monroe Street, Room 3421
Montgomery AL 36131-0378

Phone: (334) 956-7481
Fax: (334) 956-7483
Email: UCPartials.Labor@labor.alabama.gov

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