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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #1455 on: May 30, 2020, 11:53:50 PM »
Correct, but unless you're sending an official DOL form and need assistance with that, don't hold your breath...
It was your idea :) figured it can't hurt!
I'm experimenting with the fax to see if they'll respond to other inquiries outside of the forms they provide.
Fax #: 518-457-9378
Start your letter off with:
Last Name:
First Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Claim Effective/Start Date:
Social Security number:

I'll post my results (assuming I see some).
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1456 on: May 30, 2020, 11:58:54 PM »
It was your idea :) figured it can't hurt!

And I haven't gotten anywhere with that:(

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« Reply #1457 on: May 30, 2020, 11:59:53 PM »
And I haven't gotten anywhere with that:(
Oh well! Think it's worth bothering? At this point it is almost 8 weeks since I filed.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1458 on: May 31, 2020, 12:03:05 AM »
Next day
how long after that does the Federal money come in?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1459 on: May 31, 2020, 12:06:30 AM »
Oh well! Think it's worth bothering? At this point it is almost 8 weeks since I filed.

It can't hurt but it might not help.

Unfortunately backpay is still trickling in. Definitely hasn't been cleared up for everyone- even for some who filed as far back as March.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1460 on: May 31, 2020, 12:07:53 AM »
how long after that does the Federal money come in?
Still waiting...

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1461 on: May 31, 2020, 12:08:41 AM »
Still waiting...
for the $600/ week?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1462 on: May 31, 2020, 12:10:32 AM »

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1463 on: May 31, 2020, 12:16:25 AM »
Oh well! Think it's worth bothering? At this point it is almost 8 weeks since I filed.

Btw I did see a surge in backpay docusign emails over YT. Checked spam folder?

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« Reply #1464 on: May 31, 2020, 12:33:23 AM »
Btw I did see a surge in backpay docusign emails over YT. Checked spam folder?
Nothing in spam :( thanks though!
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1465 on: May 31, 2020, 12:48:15 AM »
I got an email from NJ unemployment that I was approved for PUA. The instructions are to certify Sunday May 31 in my half-hour time slot. However when I open the link - the list of Social security numbers shows that my time is Thursday not Sunday.
Any advice how to proceed with this?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1466 on: May 31, 2020, 01:41:19 AM »
I got an email from NJ unemployment that I was approved for PUA. The instructions are to certify Sunday May 31 in my half-hour time slot. However when I open the link - the list of Social security numbers shows that my time is Thursday not Sunday.
Any advice how to proceed with this?
Yes - certify on Thursday during your time slot.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1467 on: May 31, 2020, 01:56:23 AM »
My wife has a speech agency which is a llc...right now there is no work so she filed for unemployment, I assume it falls under PUA? Last week she got an email from NJDOL with a form wanting more information, but the questions are all about who her boss is & how much she gets paid etc..then today I got email from DOL that we are approved for PUA but on website it still says $0 by benifts? Am I supposed to fill out the application that I received? & How do I fill it out of she is her own boss & she doesn't receive a weekly paystub?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1468 on: May 31, 2020, 02:55:07 AM »
how long after that does the Federal money come in?
In NJ, my wife has to certify on Wednesday. The regular UI comes through usually on Thursday or Friday, and the $600 usually on Monday or Tuesday of the following week.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1469 on: May 31, 2020, 08:51:58 AM »
In NJ, my wife has to certify on Wednesday. The regular UI comes through usually on Thursday or Friday, and the $600 usually on Monday or Tuesday of the following week.
Thanks!