What is ID.me?
NYS DOL is using ID.me’s secure online technology to verify the identity of some unemployment insurance (UI) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) applicants. This new tool allows New Yorkers to safely and efficiently submit their identity documentation. If you receive an email, text, or letter from NYS DOL about ID.me, follow the instructions – even if you previously submitted your ID documentation through mail, fax, or our online system.
If you receive the communication and have not applied for benefits, please do NOT fill out the ID.me form. Instead, report that you received the email, text, or letter to NYS DOL at on.ny.gov/uifraud. You will receive an email confirmation that NYS DOL has received your report – you do not need to speak to a representative to report fraud.