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Welcome to Employer Self Service


Important Information


2021 Employer rate notices will be available in ESS by 12/24/2020. The mailing date on the notice will be 01/11/2021 for voluntary payment planning purposes. Check here for a copy of the Merit Rate insert on UI Fraud.

To prevent payments from being returned (bounced), employers paying by e-check should notify their banking institution that electronic payments from T356000158 are authorized for Indiana SUTA payments. Employers paying by debit or credit card should authorize 9803595965 and 1264535957.


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For more information about COVID-19 as it relates to Unemployment Insurance, click here.


The Indiana Department of Workforce Development would like to assist employers, workers, and agents during this emergency. If you are temporarily closing or reducing worker hours, please encourage your employees to file for unemployment insurance benefits. They must do this online, through a computer or smart phone. They should visit, for Frequently Asked Questions, video tutorials, and a link to file for unemployment insurance.

If you have the means to assist your employees by allowing them to file from your business, please assist as you can. DWD does have available equipment at our WorkOne locations, but we are also practicing social distancing which creates a barrier to quickly serving large groups of workers. Any assistance you can provide in getting these important benefits to your employees while preventing the spread of this disease is greatly appreciated.

If your employees must go to a WorkOne to use a computer, please have them contact the center ahead of time as some hours of operations have been changed.

At this time, we do not have any new information about claim charging to an employ's experience balance. Benefit charging will be determined by State or Federal action to approve alternative funding.


Pursuant to 20 CFR § 603.11, confidential claimant unemployment compensation information and employer wage information may be requested and utilized for other governmental purposes, including, but not limited to, verification of eligibility under other government programs.