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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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.
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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 #100 on: April 22, 2020, 03:57:07 PM »
This chart is only for PUA
Correct. You're only eligible for standard UI or PUA based on employment history. You can't jump around between the two.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #101 on: April 22, 2020, 04:02:42 PM »
what if you got fired and than filed for unemployment and than work offered teletherapy how do you switch to PUA if you cant do teletherapy bec dealing with kids?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #102 on: April 22, 2020, 04:03:29 PM »
Correct. You're only eligible for standard UI or PUA based on employment history. You can't jump around between the two.
WHy not?
Originaly my Employer fired me because no work, now he is open again nut I cant go because school closure, why do you think that can't change?
I'm not asking opinions want to know if someone knows facts

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #103 on: April 22, 2020, 04:03:56 PM »
what if you got fired and than filed for unemployment and than work offered teletherapy how do you switch to PUA if you cant do teletherapy bec dealing with kids?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #104 on: April 22, 2020, 04:09:23 PM »
what if you got fired and than filed for unemployment and than work offered teletherapy how do you switch to PUA if you cant do teletherapy bec dealing with kids?
You cannot switch to PUA. If you're refusing to take a job offered you're not eligible for unemployment.

Again, regular UI and PUA are determined by type of previous employment, not by reason of unemployment. Even if the reason for unemployment changes, your previous employment history doesn't change.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #105 on: April 22, 2020, 04:09:57 PM »
WHy not?
Originaly my Employer fired me because no work, now he is open again nut I cant go because school closure, why do you think that can't change?
I'm not asking opinions want to know if someone knows facts


Again, regular UI and PUA are determined by type of previous employment, not by reason of unemployment. Even if the reason for unemployment changes, your previous employment history doesn't change.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #106 on: April 22, 2020, 04:14:04 PM »
You cannot switch to PUA. If you're refusing to take a job offered you're not eligible for unemployment.

Again, regular UI and PUA are determined by type of previous employment, not by reason of unemployment. Even if the reason for unemployment changes, your previous employment history doesn't change.
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PUA approves UI if you refuse a job because need to take care for children. it defintley depends on the REASON

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« Reply #107 on: April 22, 2020, 04:15:13 PM »


not 100% true

https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/pandemic-unemployment-assistance.pdf

ppl who got fired would naturally be under UI however if their work than decides to reopen under teletherapy they fall under PUA if they cant work bec of kids home etc
question is how to switch

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« Reply #108 on: April 22, 2020, 04:17:06 PM »
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PUA approves UI if you refuse a job because need to take care for children. it defintley depends on the REASON
I've never heard of this. My understanding is that unfortunately W2 employees are considered able to work when caring for kids, while self-employed are not. If you are able to apply and get approved let me know, because I'd be very interested to hear that.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #109 on: April 22, 2020, 04:17:50 PM »
where did you see this?

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« Reply #110 on: April 22, 2020, 04:18:21 PM »
not 100% true

https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/pandemic-unemployment-assistance.pdf

ppl who got fired would naturally be under UI however if their work than decides to reopen under teletherapy they fall under PUA if they cant work bec of kids home etc
question is how to switch
What you're saying isn't stated anywhere in the link. It only says that if you are eligible for PUA, you can file with those reasons. Doesn't say that that chances you from standard UI to PUA. If you see a detailed explanation of it being as you described, kindly let me know.

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« Reply #111 on: April 22, 2020, 04:22:16 PM »
where did you see this?

https://labor.ny.gov/ui/coronavirus-faq.shtm#

Q: I cannot work because my child’s school or day care facility has closed due to COVID-19 and I need to stay home to take care of my child. Am I eligible for Unemployment Insurance?
A: While you are only eligible for unemployment insurance benefits if you are able and available to work, under PUA you can receive benefits if you are the primary caregiver for a child whose school or care facility closed due to COVID-19.

Does not say you can switch to PUA. You'd be rejected from PUA to begin with because you qualify for regular UI benefits, due to W2 employment history.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #112 on: April 22, 2020, 04:25:27 PM »
https://labor.ny.gov/ui/coronavirus-faq.shtm#

Q: I cannot work because my child’s school or day care facility has closed due to COVID-19 and I need to stay home to take care of my child. Am I eligible for Unemployment Insurance?
A: While you are only eligible for unemployment insurance benefits if you are able and available to work, under PUA you can receive benefits if you are the primary caregiver for a child whose school or care facility closed due to COVID-19.

Does not say you can switch to PUA. You'd be rejected from PUA to begin with because you qualify for regular UI benefits, due to W2 employment history.
I know it doesnt say that can switch, but it also doesnt say that I wont be able to switch. Thats my question.

I can always go back to do telework for 1 day and than file a claim for PUA because need to take care for children

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« Reply #113 on: April 22, 2020, 04:26:33 PM »
I've never heard of this. My understanding is that unfortunately W2 employees are considered able to work when caring for kids, while self-employed are not. If you are able to apply and get approved let me know, because I'd be very interested to hear that.
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https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus/unemployment-insurance
W-2 Employees

My employer will let me work from home with pay. However, because my children are out of school and my spouse is working, I need to care for them and it is too difficult to work from home. Under Section 2102(a)(3)(A)(ii)(I)(dd) of the CARES Act, I self-certify that I need my kids to be at school in order for me to be able to work. Do I qualify for PUA?
You may qualify. The CARES Act does provide PUA to an individual who is the “primary caregiver” of a child who is at home due to a forced school closure that directly results from the COVID-19 public health emergency. However, to qualify as a primary caregiver, your provision of care to the child must require such ongoing and constant attention that it is not possible for you to perform your customary work functions at home. For example, if your employer allows you to telework and you are caring for a more mature child who is able to care for him or herself for much of the day, you likely would not qualify for PUA because you are still able to work.

In addition, you should bear in mind that the CARES Act provides PUA only when a child is home because of a school closure that is a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. A school is not closed as a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, for purposes of 2102(a)(3)(A)(ii)(I)(dd), after the date the school year was originally scheduled to end. That means that, once the school year is over, parents should rely on their customary summer arrangements for caring for their children, and will not, absent some other qualifying circumstances, be eligible to receive PUA. If, however, the facility that they rely on to provide summer care for the child is also closed as a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, they may continue to qualify for PUA. Similarly, if there is some other reason under which they qualify for PUA, they will continue to be eligible to receive benefits.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #114 on: April 22, 2020, 04:28:08 PM »
HERE I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!


I was furloughed by my employer, but they have now reopened and asked me to return to my job. Can I remain on unemployment?
No. As a general matter, individuals receiving regular unemployment compensation must act upon any referral to suitable employment and must accept any offer of suitable employment. Barring unusual circumstances, a request that a furloughed employee return to his or her job very likely constitutes an offer of suitable employment that the employee must accept.

While eligibility for PUA does not turn on whether an individual is actively seeking work, it does require that the individual be unemployed, partially employed, or unable or unavailable to work due to certain circumstances that are a direct result of COVID-19 or the COVID-19 public health emergency. In the situation outlined here, an employee who had been furloughed because his or her employer has closed the place of employment would potentially be eligible for PUA while the employer remained closed, assuming the closure was a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency and other qualifying conditions are satisfied. However, as soon as the business reopens and the employee is recalled for work, as in the example above, eligibility for PUA would cease unless the individual could identify some other qualifying circumstance outlined in the CARES Act.

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« Reply #115 on: April 22, 2020, 04:30:50 PM »
HERE I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!


I was furloughed by my employer, but they have now reopened and asked me to return to my job. Can I remain on unemployment?
No. As a general matter, individuals receiving regular unemployment compensation must act upon any referral to suitable employment and must accept any offer of suitable employment. Barring unusual circumstances, a request that a furloughed employee return to his or her job very likely constitutes an offer of suitable employment that the employee must accept.

While eligibility for PUA does not turn on whether an individual is actively seeking work, it does require that the individual be unemployed, partially employed, or unable or unavailable to work due to certain circumstances that are a direct result of COVID-19 or the COVID-19 public health emergency. In the situation outlined here, an employee who had been furloughed because his or her employer has closed the place of employment would potentially be eligible for PUA while the employer remained closed, assuming the closure was a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency and other qualifying conditions are satisfied. However, as soon as the business reopens and the employee is recalled for work, as in the example above, eligibility for PUA would cease unless the individual could identify some other qualifying circumstance outlined in the CARES Act.

Sounds good. Now let's see if they'll let you :)
I suggest you call them or send them a message through the message center.
Let us know how it goes. Really keen on this.

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« Reply #116 on: April 22, 2020, 04:31:45 PM »

I can always go back to do telework for 1 day and than file a claim for PUA because need to take care for children
BTW if you're working 3 days or less now and earning less than $504 from your PT work, you're eligible for standard partial unemployment without attempting the PUA route.

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« Reply #117 on: April 22, 2020, 04:45:08 PM »
Sounds good. Now let's see if they'll let you :)
I suggest you call them or send them a message through the message center.
Let us know how it goes. Really keen on this.

1. this is new so they have no idea how to deal with it
2. i have tried to call them 250 times impossible to get thru

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« Reply #118 on: April 22, 2020, 05:57:06 PM »
2. i have tried to call them 250 times impossible to get thru
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #119 on: April 22, 2020, 06:56:42 PM »
They dont reply to the secure messages either.