As a reminder, Wisconsin Act 185 mandated that unemployment benefits that are the result of COVID-19 may be charged against the state’s UI fund balance and not to the employer’s UI account.
Wisconsin employers must submit Form UCB-18823-E by August 15 to ensure that COVID-19 related unemployment benefits for employees’ initial claims filed between May 17 – June 30, 2020 are not charged to employers’ UI accounts. For initial claims filed after June 30th, this same form must be submitted within 30 days after the employee’s initial claim is filed.
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is not requiring employers to submit the UCB-18823-E form to receive relief for employees filing initial unemployment benefits claims during the weeks of March 15 – May 16, 2020.
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