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Enhanced Employer Fact-finding Entry for Delaware Unemployment Insurance Claims

Employers now have access to an enhanced “fact-finding” application when submitting information related to employees who have been separated from their employment or other non-separation issues such as severance pay or worker’s compensation. This interactive, user-friendly tool will expedite the resolution of separation- and eligibility-related issues by enabling you to enter employment-related details directly rather than wait on hold to speak with an agent or have any spoken comments misunderstood or incorrectly documented.

You will receive links to access the fact-finding questionnaire from with the subject line: ACTION REQUIRED: Unemployment Insurance Information Request. Please note that the links in this email are unique and you must use them to enter the requested information to resolve the claim issue.

To access the employer self-service portal, you must be registered on If you are not registered, please go to and click the green REGISTER NOW button.

May 24, 2021

Employers Dealing with Suspected Fraud Scenarios

If you believe you have identified one of the fraud scenarios below, or any other, please email our Fraud Investigation team at

1) If you received documentation for a fraudulent UI claim such as a Division of UI Separation Notice and you believe this relates to a fraudulent claim, please complete the form and return it to

2) If one of your employees is experiencing a UI identity theft issue, please email

Be prepared to provide the following:

  • The Employee’s Full Name
  • The Employee’s Mailing Address
  • Best contact phone number for you and for them.
  • Last 4 digits of your social

Please be patient. We understand that this is a stressful circumstance for your employee. With the increased benefits filing, there has also been an increase in fraudulent claims. We are trying our best to understand each case we receive and investigate it fully, as well as protect their benefits and information, as well as the employer’s UI rate. Please do not send multiple emails or attempt to call or leave messages in addition to sending the email. Your report is being tracked and our team will do our best for you.

You can also recommend that your employee go to for other steps to take.

Important Notice To Employers

Senate Bill 127 was signed into law by Governor Carney on July 17, 2019.

This Act changes the penalty for an employer’s failure to file a report required by the Division of Unemployment Insurance from $17.25 to 15% of the total contributions paid or payable by the employer, unless 15% of the total contributions is less than $100 or more than $450. If 15% of the total contributions is less than $100, the penalty is $100. If 15% of the total contributions is more than $450, the penalty is $450. These reports are used to calculate the unemployment tax assessments due from employers. The tax assessments fund Delaware’s Unemployment Trust Fund. The amount of this penalty has not been adjusted for inflation in over 25 years.

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Senate Bill 128 was signed into law by Governor Carney on July 18, 2019.

This Act expands the collection procedures available to the Division of Unemployment Insurance to more closely match the collection procedures currently available to the Division of Revenue. The Act will provide the Division of Unemployment Insurance with streamlined procedures to allow it to more quickly and easily execute on judgments for unpaid unemployment compensation tax assessments and overpayments of tax benefits paid to individuals to which they were not entitled. These procedures include obtaining warrants for the levy and sale of property, garnishments of wages, bank accounts and other property, streamlined garnishment procedures, and denying or suspending professional licenses of judgment debtors. This Act also provides a streamlined process to renew the liens on judgments for an additional 10 years.

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Employer Handbook

In accordance with 20 CFR Part 603, wage information and other confidential unemployment insurance information may be requested and utilized for other governmental purposes, including, but not limited to, verification of an individual’s eligiblity under other government programs.

Employer Handbook

Unemployment Insurance Tax

The tax an employer pays depends on the size of the employer’s taxable payroll, the employer’s unemployment insurance tax rate, and the taxable wage base. The taxable wage base is $10,500 and the minimum and maximum tax rates are .3% and 6.5% respectively.

Since the balance in the Delaware UI Trust Fund as of September 2018 was in excess of $125 million, the taxable wage base will remain at $10,500 for CY2023/2024.

For more information on Unemployment Insurance please refer to the Employer’s Handbook.

Delaware Merit Rate Table

New Employer Rate1.2%1.2%1.8%1.8%1.8%
New Construction Rate1.2%1.2%2.3%2.3%2.3%
Delinquent Rate6.5%6.5%6.5%6.5%6.5%
Lowest Rate0.1%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.3%
Highest Rate5.4%8.2%8.2%8.2%8.2%
Wage Base$10,500.00$10,500.00$14,500.00$16,500.00$16,500.00
State Experience3535343029
Delaware Merit Rate Table

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