ID.me has entered a partnership with the New York State Department of Labor (NYS DOL) to verify your identity for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).
To verify your identity:
If you received notification from NYS DOL to verify your identity, please visit the website referenced in the message, then click the green Verify with ID.me button.
You will be redirected to an ID.me sign-in page, where you can sign in to your existing ID.me account, or create a new one.
- Select and/or set up a multi-factor authentication option.
- Then, verify your identity by selecting either Answer questions about your credit history, Upload a photo of your driver's license or state ID, Upload a photo of your passport, or Upload a photo of your passport card.
- Follow the prompts to complete identity verification.
After identity verification is successful, your PUA payments will be processed in 10-14 days. (If there are any eligibility issues, NYS DOL will contact you.)
For more on how to create your ID.me account and verify your identity, watch the video below.