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You are eligible for the $600 weekly FPUC payment if you are on any sort of unemployment, including PUA and partial unemployment. This is available for claims dated 3/28/20-7/31/20. The federal supplement does not affect eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP. It does affect SNAP and TANF.

If you filed for UI more than a week after your layoff date, you are eligible for backpay.

The obligatory waiting week has been waived, so your claim will process with a date a week earlier than what you apply for, to account for the waiting week waiver.

NY
There is a streamlined application process so that all applicants complete the same form, regardless of which program they'll eventually be eligible for.
PUA:
Unemployment for the self-employed. Acceptable proof of income includes prior year tax returns, 1099, P&L, bank statements and more. You will most likely be approved for standard UI even if you're an independent contractor, if you had W2 employment within the last 18 months.
If you are assigned the minimum rate of $182 when it should be higher based on your income, complete this form, fax it in, then send it again via the message center (Subject1: "Benefit Rate and Monetary Determination" Subject2: "Some of my wages are missing or incorrect") so that they definitely got it. Your rate should be adjusted in less than a week. You are also entitled to get your updated rate on all prior weeks.
You are also eligible for PUA if you landed a job but where unable to start due to the pandemic. You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.
PUA is available for a total of 46 weeks from 02/02/20-12/31/20.
Partial UI:
You can apply for partial UI if you're working 3 days or less, and earning $504/weekly or less. The DOL deducts 25% of your base rate for every day that you work. (You receive 100% of your rate if you don't work at all, 75% if you work 1 day, 50% if you work 2 days, and 25% if you work 3 days).
PEUC:
For those on regular unemployment- you will receive an additional 13 weeks of benefits after you've exhausted your initial 26 weeks. This benefit is available through 12/31/20.
Extended Benefits:
For those on regular unemployment- you will receive an additional 20 weeks of benefits after you've exhausted your initial 26 weeks and your PEUC weeks. This makes for a total of 59 weeks that you can possible receive unemployment benefits. This benefit is available as long as the state's unemployment rate is high.
Requesting Backpay:
The NY DOL is using Docusign to allow claimants to file backpay. You should receive an email from the DOL with instructions. The email subject is "Action Required - NYS DOL Certification for Back Week Payments". This might end up in your spam folder, so be sure to check that as well.
If you don't receive this email or you don't want to wait, call the NY DOL and speak to an agent to certify for backpay over the phone.
It takes a little less than a week from when you complete backdated certifications until your claims are processed and funds are released.
$0 Benefit Determination:
Email @cgr for instructions on a fix for this issue

You can email @cgr at chaiplus1@gmail.com for help with any unemployment questions.


NJ
Apply here.
PUA:
Unemployment for the self-employed. Acceptable proof of income includes prior year tax returns, 1099, P&L, bank statements and more. You will most likely be approved for standard UI even if you're an independent contractor, if you had W2 employment within the last 18 months.
At this point it looks like claimants are still being given $231- the minimum PUA rate- regardless of prior income.
You are also eligible for PUA if you landed a job but where unable to start due to the pandemic. You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.
PUA is available for a total of 46 weeks from 02/02/20-12/31/20.
Partial UI:
You can apply for partial UI if your hours have been reduced by 20% or more. You'll be allowed to earn an additional 20% above your rate determination. Your earnings will then be deducted from your rate, and you'll receive the balance as your UI payment.
PEUC:
For those on regular unemployment- you will receive an additional 13 weeks of benefits after you've exhausted your initial 26 weeks. This benefit is available through 12/31/20.
Extended Benefits:
For those on regular unemployment- you will receive an additional 20 weeks of benefits after you've exhausted your initial 26 weeks and your PEUC weeks. This makes for a total of 59 weeks that you can possible receive unemployment benefits. This benefit is available as long as the state's unemployment rate is high.
Requesting Backpay:
You can request backpay if you are lucky enough to get through to an agent.

Here is a guide for NJ residents from the LRRC.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #4000 on: October 21, 2021, 02:46:11 PM »
Anyone that won an appeal in NJ how long did it take for the claim to get updated?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #4001 on: October 22, 2021, 05:48:37 PM »
I got a request from NJ Unemployment for information on who was my most recent employer and address, and dates and hours worked. (probably because of my backpay request). I was self employed, what do I answer?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #4002 on: October 24, 2021, 10:58:59 AM »
I got a request from NJ Unemployment for information on who was my most recent employer and address, and dates and hours worked. (probably because of my backpay request). I was self employed, what do I answer?
I got the above email friday afternoon, and I didn't respond yet because of my question above. Today in the morning I got the following email:
"Your response has been received and will be reviewed by a claims examiner before a determination is issued.  Please allow up to four (4) weeks after submission to receive your determination.  You will receive a written determination regarding your eligibility for benefits in the mail".

What's going on? 

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #4003 on: October 31, 2021, 12:15:16 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find details of my original NJ UI claim, such as what I filled in for dates last worked etc.? The online login doesn't show it...

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #4004 on: November 11, 2021, 01:37:30 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find details of my original NJ UI claim, such as what I filled in for dates last worked etc.? The online login doesn't show it...

Can anyone help with this please?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #4005 on: December 06, 2021, 02:09:24 PM »
I backdated my NJ claim for the first 6 weeks I havent claimed, and received a debit card with the amount of $1800. How does it work with the additional $600 supplemental federal assistance, it gets added to the card at a later date? 

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #4006 on: December 06, 2021, 03:50:08 PM »
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #4007 on: January 16, 2022, 10:57:09 AM »
I doubt the answer is yes, but I figure its worth asking.

Any realistic chance a portion of PUA earned in 2021 wonít be taxable, similar to what they did for 2020 ($10.4k for an individuals/$20.8k for a couple was not taxable)?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #4008 on: January 16, 2022, 11:15:54 AM »
I doubt the answer is yes, but I figure its worth asking.

Any realistic chance a portion of PUA earned in 2021 wonít be taxable, similar to what they did for 2020 ($10.4k for an individuals/$20.8k for a couple was not taxable)?
I donít see how. As it would require an act of Congress.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #4009 on: January 16, 2022, 11:26:36 AM »
I donít see how. As it would require an act of Congress.

100% and it doesnít seem to be on the agenda at all. They are busy with bigger things.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #4010 on: January 16, 2022, 09:44:31 PM »
However this change they did extend to 2021

As with the 2020 EITC, you can also use your 2019 earned income instead of your 2021 income if that will boost your credit amount.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #4011 on: January 16, 2022, 10:10:51 PM »
However this change they did extend to 2021

As with the 2020 EITC, you can also use your 2019 earned income instead of your 2021 income if that will boost your credit amount.

Just to clarify, you can use your 2019 earned income if it is more than your 2021 earned income, and would generate a larger credit.

However if your AGI for 2021 is large enough to be ineligible for the EIC, using your 2019 income won't help.

This may be relevant to many people who received the boosted unemployment benefits and are ineligible for the EIC.