A new identity verification process has come to Iowa Workforce Development in the new year. Effective January 2, 2024, claimants can now use for more efficient and secure identity verification when filing for unemployment benefits. Iowans are highly encouraged to use to save time when filing a claim. On April 1, 2024, will become required for claimants.  

Iowans can start using now for faster verification when filing for benefits. If you are not filing a claim right now, you can also save time in the future by creating an account in the system. 

Please note:

  • While you can create your account ahead of time, your identity verification will not be processed with IWD until you log into through the IWD claims portal and submit an unemployment claim.
  • If you have recently filed for benefits (prior to January 2nd), you can still use as an option to verify your identity when you are filing your subsequent weekly claim. 

Get more info below on how to prepare with, and how to save time on your claim.

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