Information for Early Intervention Independent Contractors
ISHA has received information that Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) wants independent contractors for Early Intervention that are NOT providing teletherapy to apply for benefits now. All IDES offices are closed to the public, thus applications must be made online or via phone. Due to a high volume of calls and website traffic, IDES has asked that claimants adhere to the following schedule:
Last names beginning with A-M are asked to file their claims on Sundays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays
Last names beginning with N-Z are asked to file their claims on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays
Saturdays are available for anyone to accommodate those who could not file during their allotted window.
Call Center Filing
Last names beginning with A-M are asked to call on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:30am -6:00pm
Last names beginning with N-Z are asked to file their claims on Mondays and Wednesdays between 7:30am-6:00pm
Fridays from 7:30am-6:00pm will be available for anyone who could not file during their allotted window.
More information can be found on the IDES website.