Some claimants are not required to look for work.
Instead, a "deferred" notation will appear in the weekly certification in the following instances:
- Union Members who have answered that they belong to a hiring union and have provided their Union ID Number
- Job-Attached Claimants returning to work within 16 weeks from their separation date and have provided their return-to-work date
- Medical Exception if the claimant becomes unable to work after they have filed a claim and provide medical documentation from a doctor stating that fact. Work searches will be deferred as long as they were able and available at the time of filing the claim and remain in continues week status with no break in certifying.