Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) Application

MEUC benefits are supplemental $100 payments, retroactively paid if you meet the following requirements:

  • You’ve earned at least $5,000 in self-employment income in the tax year immediately before you filed for unemployment insurance.
  • You’ve received at least one payment of Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefits under the regular unemployment or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefit program for any claim week that falls between December 27th, 2020 and June 12, 2021.

Staff will review your claim records and send you an appealable determination notice to let you know if you qualify for MEUC benefits. 

Basic Information
Required MEUC Information

Please upload any of the following documents as proof of your self-employment income:

  • Federal Tax Return
    • Please included the following when applicable:
      • Schedule C-Profit or Loss from Business
      • Schedule F-Profit or Loss from Farming
      • Schedule K 1- Partner's Share of Income Form
  • 1099 - Miscellaneous Income
  • Pay check stubs
  • Invoices
  • Billing statements
  • Bank receipts
  • Business records
  • Ledgers
  • Contracts Other Documentation to Provide Proof of Self-Employment Earnings

After you click the Submit button, you will receive a confirmation email. Your documents are not received until you receive this confirmation email. Please retain a copy of the confirmation email as proof of your submission.  If you do NOT receive the confirmation email, or if you are for any other reason unable to complete the document upload process, you must mail, fax or email your documents. Once a document is uploaded/submitted, it will become the property of IWD.  

1000 E Grand Ave. 
Des Moines, IA 50319                Fax: 515 242-0494 


To deter and detect fraud, Iowa Workforce Development randomly audits claims. If you knowingly make or cause another person to make a false statement or knowingly fail or cause another person to fail to disclose a material fact and as a result you receive benefits to which you are not entitled, you will be subject to prosecution under section 1001 of title 18, United States Code. I certify statements I have made on this application and all attachments to it are true, accurate, and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief.