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1102.015.55 Employment History (IMES)

IM-#179 December 17, 2019; IM-#26 April 9, 2015; IM-#137 November 21, 2005

During initial applications and recertifications, run an IMES on each EU member age 16 and over. Use the information on the IMES to review past and present employment history with the EU during the interactive interview. When an EU member has consistently been employed in the past and is not currently employed, discuss that history with the applicant and ask whether or not the individual is currently employed or plans to begin employment.

Record comments in FAMIS regarding IMES on the Eligibility Unit Member Role (EUMEMROL or FM3Z) screen in FAMIS.

Verify the information by IMES when an EU member receives Unemployment Compensation, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA). Refer to the Comments Chart for specific instructions for recording comments.

The application can be pended to verify questionable information regarding income showing on IMES even if client has claimed the income has recently ended and claims no income in the application month.