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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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

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.

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

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1425 on: May 27, 2020, 09:30:55 PM »
It depends on where you're located.
In NY it depends on days (no matter how little time is worked during that day)
In NJ it's by hours.

If in NY is it possible to consolidate hours into less days?
Thanks.I am asking on  behalf of someone ill have to ask them

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1426 on: May 27, 2020, 09:42:27 PM »
I'm not that familiar with NJ- is she able to certify? If she is maybe that was just informational on their end to process her partial status?
It didn't let her certify it sent her to that same page that is linked in the email

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1427 on: May 27, 2020, 09:44:24 PM »
NJ

Wife was working 20 percent of hours, getting UI and PUA steadily for weeks. Now, boss raised hours to 75 percent (of normal). Certified for NJ with new info, and it went through, though benefit amount has been reduced to $0. Can I still expect the PUA to come through on the regular schedule?
She was getting UI and FPUC.
FPUC only comes through with a payment of at least $1 in UI.

She should be able to certify partially and get a payment if her hours are only up to 75% (80% is the max) and her wages are less than her benefit rate +20%.
Oh my!! She is at 75 percent of hours, but her wages are $12 more than her benefit rate+20%. Is there any way I can amend it? Or is it $600 lost for this week and (if she works a drop less) next week she can start getting $600 again?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1428 on: May 27, 2020, 09:54:35 PM »
Oh my!! She is at 75 percent of hours, but her wages are $12 more than her benefit rate+20%. Is there any way I can amend it? Or is it $600 lost for this week and (if she works a drop less) next week she can start getting $600 again?

If she makes less she'll get some dollars from UI and get the $600.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1429 on: May 27, 2020, 09:56:47 PM »
It didn't let her certify it sent her to that same page that is linked in the email

No idea. I wish I was more knowledgable about NJ...
Maybe the LRRC can help?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1430 on: May 27, 2020, 10:01:42 PM »
No idea. I wish I was more knowledgable about NJ...
Maybe the LRRC can help?
thank you for your help
called LRRC they said to try calling unemployment first thing in morning. will try tomorrow

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1431 on: May 27, 2020, 10:12:29 PM »
If she makes less she'll get some dollars from UI and get the $600.
Is there any way to amend the already certified amount? Not talking legal-wise, I can talk to an expert in that field. I'm asking from the UI perspective - if I can legally have her boss lower her payment retroactively (she wasn't paid yet), can I amend the certification?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1432 on: May 27, 2020, 10:16:57 PM »
Is there any way to amend the already certified amount? Not talking legal-wise, I can talk to an expert in that field. I'm asking from the UI perspective - if I can legally have her boss lower her payment retroactively (she wasn't paid yet), can I amend the certification?

If you can get through to an agent you should be able to get it fixed.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1433 on: May 27, 2020, 10:37:56 PM »
If you can get through to an agent you should be able to get it fixed.
Thanks.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1434 on: May 28, 2020, 09:09:50 AM »
I received a determination in NJ but no directions to certify, yet.  Do I wait for that?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1435 on: May 28, 2020, 10:42:03 AM »
I received a determination in NJ but no directions to certify, yet.  Do I wait for that?
Try online, it should let you certify.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1436 on: May 28, 2020, 10:57:46 AM »
Helping someone file a claim. The only options are fired etc  How do they file under Covid quarantined etc?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1437 on: May 28, 2020, 11:28:16 AM »
Helping someone file a claim. The only options are fired etc  How do they file under Covid quarantined etc?

(sorry for nub questioned...)
In NJ, one of the options is for Covid-19.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1438 on: May 28, 2020, 11:51:45 AM »
In NJ, one of the options is for Covid-19.
Its for NY

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1439 on: May 28, 2020, 12:43:05 PM »
Its for NY

In NY one of the questions asked is if the reason for filing is coronavirus related.