By initiating verification with ID.me using the link provided, you consent to the sharing of your personal information collected during the verification process with DC DOES.
Verify Your Identity Online
District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DC DOES) has partnered with ID.me to perform a quick, secure online identity verification service. Even if you have already verified your identity with ID.me, you are still required to log in to your ID.me account to confirm your identity.
ID.me's online identity verification service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. This step-by-step guide walks you through completing your verification.
If you run into any difficulties along the way, ID.me offers video chats with trained and certified staff members to help you quickly and easily verify your identity. View the video-chat step-by-step guide on how to verify on a video call.
4 Easy Steps
(1) Click "Verify with ID.me"
(2) Create an ID.me Account
(3) Secure your Account
(4) Verify your Identity
This site is for claimants with an identity verification issue holding up their claim for benefits. Complete the ID.me verification process to resolve the identity verification issue on your account.
Who is ID.me?
ID.me is a trusted technology partner of DC DOES helping to keep your personal information safe. They are a federally certified identity verification provider who specializes in digital identity protection to help us make sure you’re you – and not someone pretending to be you.
I’ve Verified My Identity – What’s Next?
Verifying your identity is the first step in a multi-step process. ID.me will notify DC DOES once your identity has been verified. When your identity has been verified, and your information matches DC DOES's records, DC DOES then determines if you are eligible for unemployment benefits. Please be patient. DC DOES is processing thousands of unemployment claims and will notify you about your eligibility as quickly as possible.
Continue to submit your weekly certification reports while ID.me is verifying your identity, even if pending issue(s) remain on your claim. The pending issue(s) may be unrelated to the ID.me verification.
Please click here for additional information regarding ID.me verification: help.id.me.
If you have questions about unemployment insurance benefits, visit https://does.dc.gov/.
By verifying with ID.me using the link provided, you consent to the sharing of your personal information collected during the verification process with DC DOES.