The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will take additional steps to support workers and families impacted by COVID-19, according to an announcement Wednesday, March 11, by Gov. JB Pritzker.
The administration will file emergency rules this week to clarify that individuals unemployed due to COVID-19 can generally qualify for unemployment benefits to the full extent permitted by federal law. The benefits will cover workers without access to paid sick leave.
“The state of Illinois faces unique challenges as we work to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19,” Pritzker said. “To protect people across the state . . .
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