Is a claimant required to search for work during the COVID-19 pandemic?
As a result of an Emergency Rule you do not need to do a work search through the end of September 2020. No action is needed on your part regarding the work search. However, some individuals may be required to register with JCW. These are two separate requirements.
I was notified that I needed to register for work. Since I do not have to look for work, do I need to register?
Yes, if you were notified you need to register, you are required to register within 14 days of applying for unemployment (filing your initial claim).
Some individuals who apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) may be required to register for work, which means registering with the Job Center of Wisconsin (JCW). You will be notified upon completion of your claim if you are required to complete the registration, and will be given instructions how to do so.
DWD Contact Information
201 E. Washington Ave
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707