IWD Alerts & Updates


The form includes unemployment insurance benefits for tax year 2021.

Iowa Workforce Development will begin mailing form 1099-G on January 21, 2022. The 1099-G includes any unemployment insurance benefits issued December 30, 2020 through December 28, 2021 and any federal and/or state taxes that were withheld. The Internal Revenue Service and the State Department of Revenue and Finance will also be provided this information. If you have changed your address since you last claimed benefits, you need to update your mailing address with Iowa Workforce Development.

If you do not receive your notice by February 7, 2022, please contact Iowa Workforce Development to request a duplicate copy be mailed to you or complete the following form on our website: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/1099-request.

As of Jan. 9, 2022, the New Reemployment Case Management program is live.

Failure to complete new work search requirements or participate in the program may affect your claim.

Effective January 9, 2022, new requirements that will assist in finding your next job and ensuring you qualify for unemployment benefits have changed as part of IWD’s Reemployment Case Management (RCM) program. Claimants are now required to complete four reemployment activities per week including applying for a minimum of three new jobs a week.  RCM staff will be contacting new claimants to offer assistance and ensure meaningful work search activity is occurring. Failure to participate in the program may affect payment of your claim including delays in payment pending completion of required work search activity. 

Under the new procedures, claimants file their weekly claims on this website and report their reemployment activities on IowaWORKS.gov(link is external)Read these Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

Unemployment benefits on 2020 tax return and impact on FAFSA form.

This is an update for those who filed a 2020 tax return prior to 3/11/21 and have a dependent in college for the 2022-23 academic year.

If you filed your 2020 tax return prior to 3/11/21 and have a dependent in college for the 2022-23 academic year (or are enrolled yourself), receipt of unemployment benefits may impact your application for state or federal financial aid. It’s also possible that adjustments can be made to offset this. Please contact the financial aid office at your higher learning institution to learn more about the potential for increasing your eligibility for state or federal financial aid.