* The department cannot process your claim without your Social Security Number. UC is a taxable benefit, and the law requires the department to report the amount you have received to the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The department also shares information with other states to prevent identity theft and to fight fraud. Your Social Security Number and personal information won't be shared with anyone outside state government employment compensation systems and the federal government's tax system.
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
Because you are being asked to provide your Social Security number, federal law requires the department to provide you with the following notice, pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (Section 7 of P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. § 552a note).
Disclosure of your Social Security number is mandatory for UC purposes. If you decline to give your Social Security number, your UC application and claims will not be processed.
- The department is authorized to solicit your Social Security number pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. §§ 6050B and 6109) and the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 1320b-7).
- Your Social Security number will be used to identify and administer your application and claims, determine your eligibility for UC, verify your eligibility for other government benefits, for statistical purposes, and to report the amount of UC you receive to the Internal Revenue Service for federal income tax purposes and for other purposes consistent with federal and state law.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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