2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 7, 2018 - Introduced by Senators Vinehout, Bewley,
Ringhand, L. Taylor, Risser, Hansen and Carpenter, cosponsored by
Representatives Sinicki, Hebl, Vruwink, Pope, Berceau, Wachs, Mursau,
Crowley, Fields, Spreitzer, Subeck, Shankland, C. Taylor, Pronschinske
and Sargent. Referred to Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing and
1An Act to amend
108.08 (1) and 108.09 (1) of the statutes; relating to: methods
2of filing for claims for unemployment insurance benefits.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Workforce Development to allow claims for
unemployment insurance benefits to be filed by telephone.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
108.08 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
To receive benefits for any given week of unemployment, a claimant 5
shall give notice to the department with respect to such week of unemployment 6
within such time and in such manner as the department may by rule prescribe,
7except that the department shall permit such notice to be given to the department
108.09 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.09 (1) Filing.
Claims for benefits shall be filed pursuant to department 3
rules, except that the department shall permit claims for benefits to be filed via
. Each employer that is notified of a benefit claim shall promptly inform 5
the department in writing as to any eligibility question in objection to such claim 6
together with the reasons for the objection. The department may also obtain 7
information from the employee concerning the employee's eligibility, employment or 8