3. Wait for IDES's response
After you file your claim, you will receive information from IDES in the mail. If your request for benefits has been approved, you will receive a form titled "UI Claimant Wage Information Sheet." This form will describe your benefits and will list the day that you need to call IDES to certify your benefits. If you do not receive your letter within 3-4 weeks, you should call IDES and find out if a determination has been made regarding your eligibility so that you do not miss your opportunity to appeal if you have been denied benefits.
You may receive a letter from IDES about an adjudication interview. This means that you must speak or meet with someone from IDES to verify that you are eligible for benefits. Most interviews are done over the phone. The letter will give you a date and time for the meeting, and more information about who to contact.
Make sure you do not miss this interview because it will likely result in you being denied benefits and you will then have to appeal. Filing an appeal makes the process harder. If you cannot make the scheduled date, contact the IDES immediately.