BUC - Claimants

The Bureau of Unemployment Compensation contributes to economic stability by providing temporary employer-funded benefits to eligible individuals while they seek re-employment. We operate an accessible, integrity-driven program in a timely and accurate manner.

Download the Maine's Unemployment Insurance Guide.

Getting Started

In order to receive unemployment benefits, please complete the following steps:

What I need to file

  • An account in ReEmployME
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Alien Registration and expiration date
  • Employment Information
  • A valid email address

Benefits for using ReEmployME

Access your account online and avoid long wait times over the phone:

Frequently Asked Questions

Next Steps

To continue receiving unemployment benefits:

Filing Options

To file your Weekly Certification on the automated phone filing system:

  • Call 1-800-593-7660
  • Input your information
  • Login in to ReEmployME to complete your work search record

The automated phone filing system does NOT accept your work search record, therefore we recommend filing online. Failure to provide a work search record may result in denial of benefits.

Claimants who need help creating a ReEmployME account after launch can call a Technical Service Representative between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except state and federal holidays, at 207-623-6765. Technical Service representatives can only answer questions about creating a ReEmployME account.

Claimants who need help filing a claim or to get information about a current claim can call a Customer Service Representative at 1-800-593-7660 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday except state and federal holidays.

Forms and Publications

  • ETA-858A (1) Weekly Request for Allowances Weekly Request for Allowances Only: Daily Travel/Subsistence for Trade Readjustment Allowances and North American Free Trade Agreement Programs.
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  • B-100 (DWB) Dislocated Worker Benefits Weekly Claim Form: Verification of attendance at training for Dislocated Worker Benefits claims. (Download Word) (Download PDF)
  • DWB-1 Dislocated Worker Benefits: Initial Application for Dislocated Worker Benefits.
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  • I-23 TRA Trade Readjustment Assistance Act - Work Search Requirements: Explanation of Work Search and Suitable Work Requirements under the Trade Readjustment Allowances and North American Free Trade Agreement Programs.
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  • ETA-858A (2) Weekly Request for Allowances and Attendance Form for TAA/TRA: Weekly Request for Benefits and/or Daily Travel/Subsistence Allowances (combined form) for Trade Readjustment Allowances and North American Free Trade Agreement Programs.
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  • TRA-17A Trade Readjustment Assistance Act (Brochure A): Explanation of benefits and allowances available for Trade Readjustment Allowances and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Programs. (For Trade Certifications Numbered 50,000 - 69,999 or 80,000+)
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  • TRA-17B Trade Readjustment Assistance Act (Brochure B): Explanation of benefits and allowances available for Trade Readjustment Allowances and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Programs. (For Trade Certifications Numbered 70,000)
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  • BD-4.7 (Web) Medical Information: This form can be used when medical information is required in order to process a claim for unemployment compensation.
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