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Illinois Unemployment Login: How To Access Your Account


Claimants use the Illinois Unemployment Login at IllinoisJobLink.com to check their unemployment status in Illinois, file a claim or job search by state residents who have experienced a loss of full time work.

About The Illinois Department of Employment Security

The Illinois Department of Employment Security is the code department of the Illinois state government that administers state unemployment benefits, runs the employment service and Illinois Job Bank, and publishes labor market information. As of 12 January 2015, Jeffrey D. Mays was the Director of Employment Security.

Illinois Unemployment Login Steps

To have a secure access to your Illinois Unemployment online account kindly follow the simple instructions below.

The first step is to visit the Illinois Unemployment Login page.

The second step is to click on Sign Into My Account. This will take you to a page where you will have to enter your username and password and click Login.

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How To Check Your Unemployment Status in Illinois

To check your unemployment status is Illinois, access the Illinois unemployment claims website. Select “See My Benefit History” under the heading “How Do I” and “Go.” Enter your Social Security number and the PIN you created when you applied for your benefits to log into the system.

How To Reset Your Password by answering a Security Question

Yes you can Reset Your Password by answering a Security Question , Go to IllinoisJobLink.com. Click Log In / Register. The login drop-down displays.

Click Forgot Username or Password. The Forgot Password / Forgot Username page displays.

Type your username under Forgot Password and click “Submit”. The Reset Password Options page displays.

To reset your password by security question, click “Security Question.” Enter the answer to your security question and click, “Submit”.

Note: Most security questions that ask for your date of birth must be answered in one of these formats: MM-DD-YYYY or MM/DD/YYYY Security Answers are case and format sensitive (i.e. enter the answer EXACTLY as when you created it).

After answering your security question, you will be prompted to reset your password. If you are not taken to the “Reset Password” page, contact the IJL Help Desk at 877-342-7533

On the “Password Reset” page, type your new password, then re-type to confirm. Click “Update Password.” You are returned to the IllinoisJobLink.com home page and will see a confirmation message that your password has been updated.

Click Log In / Register. The login drop-down displays. Type your username and the newly updated password

Note: If you receive the message stating you are locked out, wait 15 minutes before attempting to login with your newly reset password.

How To Reset Your Password By Email

To Reset Your Password By Email please Follow Steps 1 through 3 above. From the “Reset Password Options” page, if you have confirmed your email address, you will see Email as a reset option. Click “Email.”

The “Reset Password by Email” page displays, click “Submit.” If the email that appears is not the email you currently use, reset your password using the security question option or contact the IJL Help Desk at 877-342-7533.

You will receive an IllinoisJobLink.com email with a password reset link. The “Password Reset” page displays after you click the link. Return to Step 6 above and follow the process to reset your password and log in to IllinoisJobLink.com.

If you are unable to reset your password by security question or email, please contact the IllinoisJobLink.com Help Desk at 877.342.7533. For security reasons, we are unable to send reset codes by email.

How To Retrieve Your Username to Access IllinoisJoblink.com

To Retrieve Your Username to access IllinoisJoblink.com, Go to IllinoisJobLink.com. Click Log In / Register. The login drop-down displays.

Click Forgot Username or Password. The Forgot Password / Forgot Username page displays.

If you have successfully confirmed your email address, enter it under “Forgot Username” and click “Submit”. Follow the instructions that are included in the email

Alternate Recovery – click “Alternate Recovery” select the Account type and complete the required fields indicated by the red * click “Submit.”

Your username will appear above the title “Alternate Username Recovery.

If you are unable to retrieve your username, please contact the IllinoisJobLink.com Help Desk at 877.342.7533.

How To Contact the IllinoisJobLink.com Help Desk

If you still prefer to speak with someone about the sign in process or have other questions, contact the IJL Help Desk at 877-342-7533 and select option 1 for job seekers or option 2 for employers. If you call them, they will kindly ask for your patience as they are experiencing an extremely high call volume.

Conclusion On Illinois Unemployment Login

That is all we have to write about Illinois Unemployment Login, if you want to learn more, need more clarification or having difficulties accessing your account feel free to contact us or drop a comment in the comment box below, we will keep in touch with you as soon as we can. Thanks.

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