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​Due to the observance of the Memorial Day holiday, unemployment insurance benefit payments may be delayed. 
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​During the 2022 Legislative Session, the Kentucky General Assembly passed House Bill 144 which was signed into law by Governor Beshear on March 24, 2022. This legislation resulted in the following changes affecting your Unemployment Insurance Reserve Account:

  1. ​Amended KRS 341.030(7) to suspend the taxable wage base increase for calendar year 2022 and to utilize the same taxable wage base as 2020.

  2. Amended KRS 341.270(3) to provide that, for calendar year 2022 the employer contribution rate schedule will be determined by the rates set forth in “Schedule A” of “Table A” of KRS 341.270(4).

  3. Amended KRS 341.614 to provide there would be no unemployment administration account surcharge assessment for calendar year 2022.
Very soon, we will be mailing an “Amended 2022 Contribution Rate Notice” which will reflect the change of your contribution rate based on “Schedule A” of “Table A” of KRS 341.270(4). In addition, the taxable wage base for calendar year 2022 will remain at $10,800 per worker.

Please ensure to make these adjustments before filing your 1st quarter of 2022 Quarterly Unemployment Wage and Tax Report which is due on or before May 2, 2022.

For more information concerning your unemployment reserve account, please visit: https://kewes.ky.gov/​.

SIDES E-Response will be unavailable on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 2:00 – 6:30 p.m. ET as we update the system. Plan your work in the system accordingly to ensure you respond on time.

What’s Coming with the new system:
  • Fraud indicators alert the state that immediate action is needed
  • Intuitive flows with dynamic questions specifically related to the separation reason
  • Process to collect employment details from temporary staffing agencies, including questions about recent job assignments, contacting the staffing agency for further work, and refusal of a new assignment
  • Ability to upload supporting information documentation in relevant areas

For assistance with site access and login issues, please contact UI Tax Enforcement Branch at uitax@ky.gov​.



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Incorrect amounts reported on your 1099-G form?
Did you receive a 1099-G from the Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance for calendar year 2021 although you never filed for benefits? 
Find the answers to these questions and others in the 1099-G Frequently Asked Questions document​. 



Effective immediately, unemployment insurance claimants can access 1099s for calendar year 2021 through the UI Web portal.

All UI claimants who received benefits in calendar year 2021 will receive a 1099 from the Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance via U.S. mail, although some could experience a delay as a result of an envelope shortage. The agency has asked the Internal Revenue Service for a 30-day extension to mail all forms.

In the meantime, those who wish to expedite tax preparation can get started by visiting the Kentucky Career Center website: https://kcc.ky.g​ov

  • Click on 'Unemployment Services' and select 'File or Access your Claim' from the drop-down menu.

  • Click on the green 'Sign in with ID.Me' button. If you have not previously verified, complete the verification process.

  • Once logged into your online account, click on the “Request User Login Verification Code" button to send a code to your email address on file. This code is good for 15 minutes only.

  • Click on the 'File New Claim / View 1099 Tax Document' button on the main page.

  • Log in to your unemployment insurance account.

  • Enter the Verification Code from your email address.

  • Click on the 'My 1099' link located at the top of the page.


You will have the option to download or view the document.

Please note: The 1099 contains personal information including your Social Security number. If you use a computer designated for public use at public libraries or Kentucky Career Centers, it is advised that you only view and print the document and not download it to the computer. Please make sure to close the Internet browser when you are finished.



Due to the upcoming ​state holidays in 2022, the Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance will be closed on the following days. Banks may also be closed which could delay UI benefit deposits.

  • Monday, January 17 - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
  • One-half day, Friday, April 15 - Good Friday
  • ​Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day​
  • Monday, July 4 - Independence Day
  • Monday, September 5 - Labor Day
  • Friday, November 11 - Veterans Day
  • Thursday & Friday, November 24-25 - Thanksgiving
  • Friday & Monday, December 23, 26 - Christmas
  • Friday & Monday, December 30, January 2 - New Year's​

Office of Unemployment Insurance
Attention BPC
500 Mero Street 4th Floor
Frankfort KY 40601

Include your name, contact information (such as phone number and email address), and a message that you never filed for Unemployment Insurance.​


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