UCFE Claim Forms

UCFE Claim Forms

There are two primary unemployment compensation for Federal employees (UCFE) claim forms. These forms are discussed in detail in the DOD Instruction 1400.25-V850 section E. Other UCFE claims-related forms are discussed in the CPM Subchapter 850 section M.

UCFE Claim Forms

There are two primary unemployment compensation for Federal employees (UCFE) claim forms. These forms are discussed in detail in the DOD Instruction 1400.25-V850 section E. Other UCFE claims-related forms are discussed in the CPM Subchapter 850 section M. SF-8, "Notice to Federal Employee About Unemployment Insurance"

Download the SF-8

The SF-8 must be issued by the Civilian Personnel Office/Human Resource Office (CPO/HRO) to an employee when he or she is separated from Federal civilian service, when an employee is transferred, or when an employee is placed in non-pay status for 7 consecutive days or more. The UC program administrator must provide the following information on the SF-8:

UCFE Claim Forms

There are two primary unemployment compensation for Federal employees (UCFE) claim forms. These forms are discussed in detail in the DOD Instruction 1400.25-V850 section E. Other UCFE claims-related forms are discussed in the CPM Subchapter 850 section M. SF-8, "Notice to Federal Employee About Unemployment Insurance"

Download the SF-8

The SF-8 must be issued by the Civilian Personnel Office/Human Resource Office (CPO/HRO) to an employee when he or she is separated from Federal civilian service, when an employee is transferred, or when an employee is placed in non-pay status for 7 consecutive days or more. The UC program administrator must provide the following information on the SF-8:

UCFE Claim Forms

There are two primary unemployment compensation for Federal employees (UCFE) claim forms. These forms are discussed in detail in the DOD Instruction 1400.25-V850 section E. Other UCFE claims-related forms are discussed in the CPM Subchapter 850 section M. SF-8, "Notice to Federal Employee About Unemployment Insurance"

Download the SF-8

The SF-8 must be issued by the Civilian Personnel Office/Human Resource Office (CPO/HRO) to an employee when he or she is separated from Federal civilian service, when an employee is transferred, or when an employee is placed in non-pay status for 7 consecutive days or more. The UC program administrator must provide the following information on the SF-8:

  • Agency name
  • Where UCFE claim forms should be sent
  • Agency's Federal Identification Code (FIC). The FIC indicates to the State Employment Security Agency (SESA) which Agency should be charged for the UCFE claim. The FIC for the Department of Defense is 421, the FIC for Department of the Army and Army National Guard is 422, the FIC for the Department of the Navy is 423, and the FIC for the Department of the Air Force and Air Force National Guard is 424. Under the authority of 20 CFR 609.25(b), these codes are listed in Appendix D of the Department of Labor's Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) Instructions. Those codes pertain only to civilian employees of appropriated fund activities. The SF-8 provides information to employees of their rights and responsibilities under the UCFE program.
The SF-8 also provides basic information concerning the UCFE program including general eligibility requirements. Employees should be instructed to bring the SF-8 with them to the local unemployment office when they file an UCFE claim. Although many SESAs do not require the SF-8 when an UCFE claim is filed, having the SF-8 will speed up the processing of the claim, and it will ensure the forms are sent to the correct address.

ES-931, "Request for Wage and Separation Information“

The ES-931 is a form sent by the SESA to request wage and separation information for the employee. The ES-931 is sent by the SESA to the CPO/HRO based on the address indicated on the SF-8. The SESA representative completes the top portion of the ES-931 including the employee's name, social security number, and duty station. The SESA representative also indicates the quarters for which wages are requested. This is known as the base period. The amount of wages paid to the employee during the base period determines how much the individual will be eligible to receive in UCFE benefits.

Once the ES-931 is received, the UC program administrator of the CPO/HRO must complete the items requested by the SESA through the Department of Defense Injury/Unemployment Compensation System. This includes the base period wages paid to the employee, the last date the employee worked, the last date of active pay, the reason for separation, terminal leave payment, severance payment, annuity, and any other payments such as an incentive payment. The UC program administrator must also provide the name, address, and FIC for the owning Agency. The ES-931 must be returned to the SESA within 4 workdays of receipt. The SESA will then determine whether the individual is eligible for UCFE benefits based on the information provided by the claimant and the employer on the ES-931.

  • Agency name
  • Where UCFE claim forms should be sent
  • Agency's Federal Identification Code (FIC). The FIC indicates to the State Employment Security Agency (SESA) which Agency should be charged for the UCFE claim. The FIC for the Department of Defense is 421, the FIC for Department of the Army and Army National Guard is 422, the FIC for the Department of the Navy is 423, and the FIC for the Department of the Air Force and Air Force National Guard is 424. Under the authority of 20 CFR 609.25(b), these codes are listed in Appendix D of the Department of Labor's Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) Instructions. Those codes pertain only to civilian employees of appropriated fund activities. The SF-8 provides information to employees of their rights and responsibilities under the UCFE program.
The SF-8 also provides basic information concerning the UCFE program including general eligibility requirements. Employees should be instructed to bring the SF-8 with them to the local unemployment office when they file an UCFE claim. Although many SESAs do not require the SF-8 when an UCFE claim is filed, having the SF-8 will speed up the processing of the claim, and it will ensure the forms are sent to the correct address.

ES-931, "Request for Wage and Separation Information“

The ES-931 is a form sent by the SESA to request wage and separation information for the employee. The ES-931 is sent by the SESA to the CPO/HRO based on the address indicated on the SF-8. The SESA representative completes the top portion of the ES-931 including the employee's name, social security number, and duty station. The SESA representative also indicates the quarters for which wages are requested. This is known as the base period. The amount of wages paid to the employee during the base period determines how much the individual will be eligible to receive in UCFE benefits.

Once the ES-931 is received, the UC program administrator of the CPO/HRO must complete the items requested by the SESA through the Department of Defense Injury/Unemployment Compensation System. This includes the base period wages paid to the employee, the last date the employee worked, the last date of active pay, the reason for separation, terminal leave payment, severance payment, annuity, and any other payments such as an incentive payment. The UC program administrator must also provide the name, address, and FIC for the owning Agency. The ES-931 must be returned to the SESA within 4 workdays of receipt. The SESA will then determine whether the individual is eligible for UCFE benefits based on the information provided by the claimant and the employer on the ES-931.

  • Agency name
  • Where UCFE claim forms should be sent
  • Agency's Federal Identification Code (FIC). The FIC indicates to the State Employment Security Agency (SESA) which Agency should be charged for the UCFE claim. The FIC for the Department of Defense is 421, the FIC for Department of the Army and Army National Guard is 422, the FIC for the Department of the Navy is 423, and the FIC for the Department of the Air Force and Air Force National Guard is 424. Under the authority of 20 CFR 609.25(b), these codes are listed in Appendix D of the Department of Labor's Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) Instructions. Those codes pertain only to civilian employees of appropriated fund activities. The SF-8 provides information to employees of their rights and responsibilities under the UCFE program.
The SF-8 also provides basic information concerning the UCFE program including general eligibility requirements. Employees should be instructed to bring the SF-8 with them to the local unemployment office when they file an UCFE claim. Although many SESAs do not require the SF-8 when an UCFE claim is filed, having the SF-8 will speed up the processing of the claim, and it will ensure the forms are sent to the correct address.

ES-931, "Request for Wage and Separation Information“

The ES-931 is a form sent by the SESA to request wage and separation information for the employee. The ES-931 is sent by the SESA to the CPO/HRO based on the address indicated on the SF-8. The SESA representative completes the top portion of the ES-931 including the employee's name, social security number, and duty station. The SESA representative also indicates the quarters for which wages are requested. This is known as the base period. The amount of wages paid to the employee during the base period determines how much the individual will be eligible to receive in UCFE benefits.

Once the ES-931 is received, the UC program administrator of the CPO/HRO must complete the items requested by the SESA through the Department of Defense Injury/Unemployment Compensation System. This includes the base period wages paid to the employee, the last date the employee worked, the last date of active pay, the reason for separation, terminal leave payment, severance payment, annuity, and any other payments such as an incentive payment. The UC program administrator must also provide the name, address, and FIC for the owning Agency. The ES-931 must be returned to the SESA within 4 workdays of receipt. The SESA will then determine whether the individual is eligible for UCFE benefits based on the information provided by the claimant and the employer on the ES-931.

SF-8, "Notice to Federal Employee About Unemployment Insurance"

Download the SF-8

The SF-8 must be issued by the Civilian Personnel Office/Human Resource Office (CPO/HRO) to an employee when he or she is separated from Federal civilian service, when an employee is transferred, or when an employee is placed in non-pay status for 7 consecutive days or more.

The UC program administrator must provide the following information on the SF-8:

  • Agency name
  • Where UCFE claim forms should be sent
  • Agency's Federal Identification Code (FIC). The FIC indicates to the State Employment Security Agency (SESA) which Agency should be charged for the UCFE claim. The FIC for the Department of Defense is 421, the FIC for Department of the Army and Army National Guard is 422, the FIC for the Department of the Navy is 423, and the FIC for the Department of the Air Force and Air Force National Guard is 424. Under the authority of 20 CFR 609.25(b), these codes are listed in Appendix D of the Department of Labor's Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) Instructions. Those codes pertain only to civilian employees of appropriated fund activities. The SF-8 provides information to employees of their rights and responsibilities under the UCFE program.
The SF-8 also provides basic information concerning the UCFE program including general eligibility requirements. Employees should be instructed to bring the SF-8 with them to the local unemployment office when they file an UCFE claim. Although many SESAs do not require the SF-8 when an UCFE claim is filed, having the SF-8 will speed up the processing of the claim, and it will ensure the forms are sent to the correct address.

ES-931, "Request for Wage and Separation Information“

The ES-931 is a form sent by the SESA to request wage and separation information for the employee. The ES-931 is sent by the SESA to the CPO/HRO based on the address indicated on the SF-8. The SESA representative completes the top portion of the ES-931 including the employee's name, social security number, and duty station. The SESA representative also indicates the quarters for which wages are requested. This is known as the base period. The amount of wages paid to the employee during the base period determines how much the individual will be eligible to receive in UCFE benefits.

Once the ES-931 is received, the UC program administrator of the CPO/HRO must complete the items requested by the SESA through the Department of Defense Injury/Unemployment Compensation System. This includes the base period wages paid to the employee, the last date the employee worked, the last date of active pay, the reason for separation, terminal leave payment, severance payment, annuity, and any other payments such as an incentive payment. The UC program administrator must also provide the name, address, and FIC for the owning Agency. The ES-931 must be returned to the SESA within 4 workdays of receipt. The SESA will then determine whether the individual is eligible for UCFE benefits based on the information provided by the claimant and the employer on the ES-931.

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