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  • New Program Available to Unemployed
    MPA Program Program Offers Mortgage Assistance
    Are you receiving Unemployment Insurance, and struggling to pay your mortgage? A new program from the State of Oregon Housing and Community Services may be able to help.

    The Mortgage Payment Assistance Unemployment Program provides up to one year of mortgage payments to eligible homeowners, and will benefit thousands of homeowners across the state.
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Online Claim System
In the Online Claim System you can:
-File a new application
-Claim a week of benefits
-Restart a claim
-Check the status of your claim
-Apply for direct deposit
-Change your address
-Reset your PIN number
-View 1099G tax information
General Information
Unemployed and owe child support?
Are you a parent who has experienced an employment-related change in income? You may qualify for a temporary modification to your child support. For more information call 503-378-5567 within Salem, or 1-800-850-0228 outside of Salem to be connected with the Recession Response Team member.
As you search for a job, you can make a positive difference in your life and in your community by volunteering your time and skills to help others. Volunteer work can build experience for your resume and expand your list of community employment contacts.

The skill sets you use and learn in volunteer work could turn into a job offer or a career change in the future. Volunteering will not affect your unemployment benefits as long as you continue to meet work-search and availability requirements. For more information about volunteering opportunities in your area, please visit:
Weekly Claim Update Starting April 29, 2012
Beginning Sunday, April 29, 2012, the Online Claims System and telephone Weekly Claim Line will be updated for individuals to report their weekly work search when claiming a week of benefits.
Update on Extensions
On February 22, 2012, President Obama signed legislation to modify Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) through the end of 2012. The new legislation does not add any additional funds for individuals who have already exhausted EUC it extends the filing dates in which an eligible individual can apply.
Department Warns of Fake Unemployment Insurance Sites
Don't be fooled. There are internet sites that may say they will file your unemployment insurance claim, but are fake sites.
Reporting Unemployment Insurance Fraud
If you believe someone is fraudulently collecting unemployment insurance benefits, please call us at 1-877-668-3204, or email us by clicking on the link below. You can request to remain anonymous when providing information.

Due to confidentiality requirements, we are unable to provide you with the results of any investigation conducted as a result of the information you provide.