Field office requesting verification of unemployment insurance benefits should first
utilize IBIQ. The IBIQ will provide online State UI and wage data for all States that
have negotiated an agreement with SSA. IBIQ is accessed through the Data Exchange
Query Menu (DXQM) selected from the Master File Query Menu. MSOM
TN 531, dated 08/06/04, gives information on how to use this query. Online access to obtain
UI benefit information through IBIQ is considered primary evidence of income.
However, in the event IBIQ data is not available, FOs requesting verification of unemployment
insurance benefits are to fax their requests to the attention of Ohio Unemployment/Wage
Information Request at (614) 469-2040. Questions should be directed to the Columbus
(DT), OH FO administrative phone at (614) 469-2460.
All faxed requests for unemployment insurance benefit information should include at
a minimum, the unemployment recipients name, SSN, and time periods for the receipt
of unemployment benefits. Responses will be mailed to the requesting FO as they become
available. Please allow 7 days for a response. All follow-ups should be made via fax
or email to |OH FO Columbus if requests are not received within 7 days.