We have reports that people are receiving text messages claiming to be from the Oregon Employment Department. These are a scam and should be ignored. DO NOT click on any links or fill out any forms you receive via text message from anyone claiming to be from the Oregon Employment Department. You can learn more about how to protect yourself from UI scams here: https://unemployment.oregon.gov/idtheft-and-ui-fraud
The Affordable Connectivity Program can help. You may be able to get free or reduced-price monthly internet services and discounts for buying a computer. More than half a million Oregonians may be eligible. Go to GetInternet.gov to check your eligibility and sign up. Call 877-384-2575 for assistance. Servicios son disponibles en español.
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The Oregon Employment Department and the Oregon Law Center announced two settlement agreements. The first agreement follows a class action lawsuit, filed by 14 Oregonians who waited weeks or months for unemployment benefits. The lawsuit sought to resolve issues related to timeliness challenges and language barriers faced by Oregonians filing for unemployment benefits through the Employment Department.
The second settlement agreement follows a lawsuit with the goal to resolve issues related to Oregonians filing for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance who were found to be ineligible due to submitting no, or insufficient, proof of employment. All settlement reports can be found here.