Verify your Identification with for Oregon Employment Department Unemployment Benefits

How do I verify my identity for the Oregon Employment Department (OED)?

The state of Oregon Employment Department (OED) has revamped how to verify your identity for unemployment benefits payments for the Oregon Employment Department unemployment insurance benefits system.

Due to rampant unemployment fraud, the state created new process for verification of identity of unemployment claims using

It started requiring mandatory identity verification for new unemployment claims, and in many cases requiring open claims to verify, or re-verify their identity to the Oregon Employment Department Insurance benefits system.

Understandably this still had some exposed weakness like identity verification in the movie Vegas Vacation.

How do I register for Oregon Employment Department (OED) Identity Verification with OED ID.Me?

Before you get too ahead of yourself you will need:

  • An email address that you have full and ideally sole access too
  • Smart phone with camera
  • Computer or laptop is optional
  • You will also need your form of identification

To verify your identity access the OED website:

  1. Visit the Oregon Employment Department website and click the green Verify with button.​​
  2. You will be redirected to the sign-in page, where you can sign in to your existing account, or create a new one.
  3. Select and/or set up a multi-factor authentication option.
  4. Then verify your identity by selecting either 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. Other forms of identification are: identity verification help careerpurgatory identity verification help careerpurgatory

  5. Follow the prompts to complete identity verification.
  6. Click to Allow the OED to use the information you successfully verified.

Check out this quick video below.

How do I upload identification documents for OEW

First get all of your pieces of documentation ready for your video call, so you can get this process over with as soon as possible.

After I verify my identification with OED now what?

When your identity has been verified and your information matches OED’s records, will notify you. You should receive notification within 3-5 business days after you verify your identity.

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