All of us face turning points in life. It’s all part of the human experience. Ed Mathurin, a member of the DES Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), has faced numerous turning points in his life.
DES is celebrating National Disabled Employment Awareness Month by sharing stories throughout October of individuals with disabilities who have used the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program to achieve success in the workforce. Mary utilized VR services to return to school and achieve her dream of owning a web development business.
On May 13, 2021, Governor Doug Ducey and DES announced Arizona's Back To Work Program to help individuals transition from unemployment and return to the workforce. For more information, please visit the Arizona's Back to Work program.
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).
IMPORTANT: The final payable week for PUA and PEUC is week ending Saturday, September 4, 2021. The final benefit will be processed on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
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.