NOTICE: The CARES Act has been signed into law, but those additional unemployment benefits are not yet available and Iowa Workforce Development is awaiting further guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor. IWD is now accepting applications for CARES Act benefits, and those claims will be processed as soon as IWD receives additional guidance. For those who were previously eligible and have already applied, please continue to file your weekly claim. For those who are self-employed or requesting an extension of benefits and are not currently filing weekly claims, please submit your initial application now. You may file a claim here. If you have already filed a claim, you do not need to take any action at this time. Please continue to check IWD's website daily for updates. Additional information on the CARES Act can be found here.