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Federal workers impacted by the recent federal government shutdown can find answers to questions about what to expect now that the shutdown is over by viewing After the Federal Government Shutdown.
Unemployment claimants and employers can appeal a TWC decision using a new online appeal form. Visit the How to Appeal a Decision page for information about how to appeal a decision and your appeal submission options including the new online appeal form. You can check the status of your TWC appeal using TWC’s online Unemployment Benefits Services. Log on and select Appeals Status to find current information about your appeal.
Individuals who served in the military and recently left the service can apply for unemployment benefits using TWC’s online Unemployment Benefits Services. You should apply immediately after separating from the military. Make sure you have your DD214 (Member Copy 4 through 8 acceptable) when you apply.
On March 1, 2013, mandatory federal spending cuts (known as "sequestration") went into effect. These spending cuts reduce the amount of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) that individuals will receive, beginning with the payment for the benefit week ending April 6, 2013. EUC recipients will receive a letter explaining the reduction. This does not affect regular benefits.
If you are receiving unemployment benefits, you must report all benefits you receive to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on your federal tax return. In January, we begin mailing IRS Form 1099-G, which provides all the information you need to report your benefits, to individuals who received benefits during the prior calendar year.
Beginning January 15, 2013, you can find the amount of benefits we paid you and any federal taxes withheld on Unemployment Benefits Services (View IRS 1099-G Information) or by calling Tele-Serv at 800-558-8321 (select option 2). TWC staff does not have that information until January 15, 2013.
Last Verified: November 07, 2013
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