Idaho State Resources
The State of Idaho has up to date information on the COVID-19 situation
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare provides the latest news, access to frequently asked questions, and more.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about your unemployment claim and COVID-19 scenarios.
Last Updated: April 3, 2020
We will be adding additional questions as we are able to answer them. Answers that apply to all members in the NW Carpenters Union can be found at the bottom of our main COVID-19 resource page. If you have more questions or feel you did not get the answer you needed,contact us at (877) 284.7936 or COVID19@nwcarpenters.org.
No, the state waived the waiting period.
Right now, the Idaho Department of Labor is reviewing this on a case-by-case basis with all unemployment claims.
Sadly, no. If you leave work without a reason due to the employer you are disqualified from receiving unemployment. Right now, lack of childcare because of school closures is not considered a fault on the part of the contractor or employer. If you are unable or unavailable for work, this also means you do not meet the requirements to apply for unemployment benefits.
To find out more about Idaho unemployment requirements click HERE.