TITLE 56: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER IV: DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
SUBCHAPTER a: GENERAL PROVISIONS
PART 2720 CLAIMS, ADJUDICATION, APPEALS AND HEARINGS
SECTION 2720.106 DATING OF CLAIMS FOR WEEKS OF PARTIAL UNEMPLOYMENT
Section 2720.106 Dating of Claims for Weeks of Partial Unemployment
a) An individual who files a claim for a week of partial unemployment shall present valid evidence for the week, if the evidence has been furnished to him or her by the employing unit.
1) The failure of the individual to present valid evidence shall not be a ground for denial of benefits or waiting period credit with respect to the week.
2) If an individual fails to present valid evidence for the week, and it is not otherwise available, the Department shall request the employing unit to furnish evidence in accordance with the provisions of Section 2720.107.
b) A claim for a week of partial unemployment shall be dated as of the first day of that week if the individual files the claim within five weeks after the end of the calendar week in which he or she received valid evidence for the week of partial unemployment. A claim with respect to a week of partial unemployment may be filed by mail if the individual has previously filed a valid claim or if the individual had previously filed an invalid claim but the issue is under appeal for the current benefit year.
c) A claim for a week of partial unemployment, filed after the end of the period allowed in subsection (b) for good cause such as the inability to file within the five week period due to work schedule, illness or other circumstances beyond the claimant's control, may be dated as of the first day of that week, if it is filed at the first available opportunity, but not later than eight weeks after the end of the five week period.
(Source: Amended at 43 Ill. Reg. 6385, effective May 14, 2019)