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State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES)

 

State Informati​on Data Exchange System ​(SIDES) Electronically Manage Your UI Claims​

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A Solution

SIDES is a free electronic system that uses a nationally standardized format to allow employers to easily respond to UI Notice of Claims ​information requests, attach documentation when needed, and receive a date-stamped confirmation of receipt.​​

Registering for SIDES is easy if you already have a MyTax Illinois account.

  • ​Simply login to your MyTax Illinois account at mytaxillinois.gov.
  • Click on "Unemployment Insurance" link under the Account tab.
  • Click on the "Manage Your SIDES Profile" link under the "Account Maintenance" section to start your enrollment.
  • It's that easy!

For assistance please call 800-247-4984.

  • ​For claims information, press 4
  • Then, for SIDES information, press 1

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References

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Options

Why should I consider SIDES?

The SIDES website provides an easy, efficient and secure way to electronically respond to UI Notice of Claims information requests from IDES.​

  • Eliminates delays related to paper mail delivery;
  • Allows more time to gather information and respond
  • Ensures more complete information is provided through standard validations and business rules;
  • Reduces time-consuming follow-up telephone calls;
  • Keeps UI tax rates lower by reducing improper payments.​

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Potential Cost Savings

SIDES also addresses two of the largest causes of UI overpayments;

  • Incorrect initial eligibility decisions (job separation issues) and
  • Working while receiving UI benefits

Additional information is available at the Unemployment Insurance State Information Data Exchange (SIDES).​

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