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FAQs About ID.me and Claimant Identity Verification

What is ID.me?

ID.me is our federally certified partner for verifying your identity. The department uses ID.me to prevent fraud and identity thieves from using your information to file for unemployment insurance benefits. Claimants are required to complete the digital ID.me verification process when filing for benefits online at labor.idaho.gov/claimantportal.

What happens if I chose not to verify my identity through ID.me?

  • You will not have access to online services for unemployment insurance.
  • Your weekly certification reports will be processed bi-weekly through the mail.
  • Your payments will be sent bi-weekly to a bank card. Direct deposit will not be an option.

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