Claimant Identification Number Your Claimant Identification Number (CID) is a number assigned only to you at the time you filed your initial unemployment application.
We use it on the documents we send to you as a way to safeguard your claim and Social Security number from identity theft.
However, if there was a holiday on Monday of the week, your payment will be delayed by a day.
If you are eligible, your first payment is issued as a check mailed to your home.
You can file online using the Online Claims System at: or call the UI Center and file with a claims specialist.
Do not delay in filing your initial claim application.
The messages are: If the status of the week is paid, and you are waiting for a check, remember that only your first payment is in the form of a check.
You will need to enter your Social Security number, your customer ID number (CID) and your PIN in order to access the address change screen. You can also call your UI Center or notify us in writing of your address change, even if you have stopped reporting.
You will need your CID to change your address or apply for direct deposit through the Online Claim System. We will not give out your CID, even to you if you call, so please keep a record of it.