Claimants’ Handbook — online only now

DWD’s Handbook for Claimants is now an online only publication. When new unemployment claims are filed, DWD is no longer sending printed copies of the handbook to claimants. Instead, the following notice is sent, directing claimants to look up the handbook online and declaring that claimants are responsible for knowing ALL the information contained in the handbook that they need to look up. While the notice is dated May 2013, this change was made sometime in October or November of this year.

For comparison, the Handbook for Employers — a lengthy publication — has been an online publication only for several years now.