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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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:
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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 #121 on: April 22, 2020, 10:00:39 PM »
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/22/ocasio-cortez-calls-for-national-work-boycott/

Let her lead by example and quit her job. She’s way too young to be the cranky old lady that she is.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #122 on: April 23, 2020, 11:09:28 AM »
Applied for UI  and got msg that they will call within 72 hours. are they actually sticking to that timeframe?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #123 on: April 23, 2020, 11:24:15 AM »
Applied for UI  and got msg that they will call within 72 hours. are they actually sticking to that timeframe?
Not at all, but many who got that message had their claims approved without a call. Just check your account daily to see if you're able to start certifying claims. If you can, your application was processed.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #124 on: April 23, 2020, 11:53:55 AM »
Anyone get PUA already? I applied for UI a few weeks ago. Got a $0.00 DD into my account about 4 weeks ago and nothing since. They notified me that I was ineligible as expected because I'm self-employed and instructed me to fill out PUA form, which I did a week ago. Havent heard anything since.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #125 on: April 23, 2020, 12:11:46 PM »
Anyone get PUA already? I applied for UI a few weeks ago. Got a $0.00 DD into my account about 4 weeks ago and nothing since. They notified me that I was ineligible as expected because I'm self-employed and instructed me to fill out PUA form, which I did a week ago. Havent heard anything since.
i know someone in NJ getting.  but he was a w2 employee getting regular as well
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #126 on: April 23, 2020, 12:13:46 PM »
Not at all, but many who got that message had their claims approved without a call. Just check your account daily to see if you're able to start certifying claims. If you can, your application was processed.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #127 on: April 23, 2020, 12:15:34 PM »
i know someone in NJ getting.  but he was a w2 employee getting regular as well
That's not PUA, you meen the extra $600 I'm assuming.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #128 on: April 23, 2020, 12:29:22 PM »
Anyone get PUA already? I applied for UI a few weeks ago. Got a $0.00 DD into my account about 4 weeks ago and nothing since. They notified me that I was ineligible as expected because I'm self-employed and instructed me to fill out PUA form, which I did a week ago. Havent heard anything since.

in the same boat as you, frustrating

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #129 on: April 23, 2020, 12:31:31 PM »
Anyone get PUA already? I applied for UI a few weeks ago. Got a $0.00 DD into my account about 4 weeks ago and nothing since. They notified me that I was ineligible as expected because I'm self-employed and instructed me to fill out PUA form, which I did a week ago. Havent heard anything since.
PUA in NY seems to be a mess. I know several who applied over 2 weeks ago and still nothing.
No phone call, no confirmations, zilch.
When calling the call center and following all prompts the recording says "Due to the high volume of calls we cannot accept your call" and the line disconnects. Beyond frustrating.
I'm not worried that all those won't eventually receive funding, but with rent due next week the cash will be needed by many.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #130 on: April 23, 2020, 01:03:52 PM »
That's not PUA, you meen the extra $600 I'm assuming.
oh sorry
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #131 on: April 23, 2020, 01:40:29 PM »
A relative in NJ received unemployment through Jan 2020.

Even those who recently received benefits, and who are still unemployed, seem to be eligible for another round due to COVID-19.
I suppose that the $600 federal is available as well.
I do not see a way to apply online. I can not reach a representative.

Has anyone successfully applied online, spoke to a rep, or know anything about this?

I read the FAQ page but am not sure if it is updated. On the FAQs page:
Yes, if you exhausted your Unemployment benefits, you are likely eligible for 13 additional weeks under Pandemic Unemployment Compensation. However, we are awaiting federal guidance on the specifics of the 13-week extension of unemployment benefits. Please check back frequently for updates.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #132 on: April 23, 2020, 02:32:58 PM »
Anyone get PUA already? I applied for UI a few weeks ago. Got a $0.00 DD into my account about 4 weeks ago and nothing since. They notified me that I was ineligible as expected because I'm self-employed and instructed me to fill out PUA form, which I did a week ago. Havent heard anything since.
Son applied for UI, was told to call to complete application. NYS never picked up the phone. A couple of weeks later he applied for PUA. The phone message eventually said that they will call back every applicant. They never called and he did not receive a penny so far.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #133 on: April 23, 2020, 04:38:59 PM »
If you stopped  working a few weeks before you applied for unemployment, how can you get the money from those weeks missed. (NJ)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #134 on: April 23, 2020, 04:41:30 PM »
If someone applies for unemployment due to reduced hours, are they eligible for the $600? (in NJ.)
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #135 on: April 23, 2020, 04:56:54 PM »
If you stopped  working a few weeks before you applied for unemployment, how can you get the money from those weeks missed. (NJ)
Try calling or sending a message (not sure if NJ has that) that you want to backdate claims.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #136 on: April 23, 2020, 04:57:21 PM »
If someone applies for unemployment due to reduced hours, are they eligible for the $600? (in NJ.)
Yes, anyone one any sort of unemployment is receiving the $600.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #137 on: April 23, 2020, 05:38:01 PM »
Yes, anyone one any sort of unemployment is receiving the $600.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #138 on: April 23, 2020, 09:56:06 PM »
Does anyone know if someone was working two jobs and lost one of them (the lower paying one), if they can get the $600 per week from federal?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #139 on: April 23, 2020, 10:04:32 PM »
Does anyone know if someone was working two jobs and lost one of them (the lower paying one), if they can get the $600 per week from federal?
If they qualify for partial unemployment, they qualify.