On May 13, 2021, Governor Doug Ducey and DES announced Arizona’s Back to Work Program. DES provides a variety of workforce services and child care assistance. For more information, please visit the Arizona's Back to Work program.
A myriad of services, supports and ways to report abuse or maltreatment are available to older adults and individuals with disabilities, their caretakers and relatives, through Adult Protective Services (APS), as well as through the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).
Having access to healthy, nutritious meals is essential for homebound individuals in order to lead a healthful, wholesome and self-sufficient life. Learn more about congregate and home delivered meals.
Barb Picone was already in the field of social work before changing her educational plans and pursuing a degree in the field. Her internship at DES would lead to a 25-year career with the Department and she now shares her own experiences with interns following the same career path she did so many years ago.
1099-G Tax Information
On January 28, 2021, the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) began mailing 1099-G tax forms to claimants who received unemployment benefits in the state of Arizona in 2020.
Food assistance programs available through DES and its community partners increase food security and reduce hunger by providing children, low-income individuals, and seniors with access to nutritious food.
The weekly claim filing process (also referred to as weekly certification) is used to verify that you were unemployed during the week and are eligible to receive benefit payments (provided that you qualify monetarily and are determined eligible to receive benefits). Weekly claims are filed by individuals who have applied for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits and/or have an existing Arizona Unemployment Insurance Claim with a monetary balance (meaning, you still have money remaining in your total benefit entitlement).
You must meet specific requirements for wages earned or time worked during an established period of time, be determined to be unemployed through no fault of your own (determined under state law) and meet other eligibility requirements to qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits.
States across the nation have seen a significant surge in Unemployment Insurance benefit fraud, largely in association with identity theft. If you suspect unemployment insurance fraud, or believe that you may be a victim of identity theft, file a report with DES.
Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable modification based on language or disability should submit a request as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the modification. The process for requesting a reasonable modification can be found at Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Modification.