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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #1500 on: June 02, 2020, 02:05:41 PM »
I got the docusign email for retroactive payment this Shabbos.How long should it take after i sent it to them to get paid?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1501 on: June 02, 2020, 02:11:08 PM »
I got the docusign email for retroactive payment this Shabbos.How long should it take after i sent it to them to get paid?
2-3 days

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1502 on: June 02, 2020, 02:13:43 PM »
afaf. lost 1 job and applied for UI. was denied because current paycheck is higher than partial benefit rate. if they quit that 2nd job, will they then be eligible for UI? (mainly to qualify for the $600, i understand that they probably wont be eligible for the UI of the 2nd job because they quit and werent fired)
Probably not eligible. If you refuse any job offer you are not eligible anymore for UI, if you had a job and quit than you are for sure not eligible

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1503 on: June 02, 2020, 02:13:55 PM »
I got the call and it helped nothing.   They said my case wasn't approved yet so they couldnt discuss.
So what info did they need to ask that you hadn't already provided?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1504 on: June 02, 2020, 04:07:26 PM »
Is there any deadline to when one can file for unemployment? Say one got laid off in March, is it too lat e to file? Also, does the extra $600 retroactively?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1505 on: June 02, 2020, 04:11:00 PM »
Is there any deadline to when one can file for unemployment? Say one got laid off in March, is it too lat e to file? Also, does the extra $600 retroactively?

TIA

You can still file for March.
Everything is retroactive (including the $600 for claims with a benefit week ranging from 03/30 through 7/26).

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1506 on: June 02, 2020, 04:12:13 PM »
You can still file for March.
Everything is retroactive (including the $600 for claims with a benefit week ranging from 03/30 through 7/26).
Bear in mind though that it's probably better to file sooner rather than later, as the payments going forward will come faster than the retroactive payments.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1507 on: June 02, 2020, 05:05:32 PM »
The jobs were simultaneous, or consecutive?
simultaneous. its a very interesting question, because theoretically they are "eligibe" for UI on a PBR, but since the PBR is lower than current paycheck you dont qualify. but technically for the $600 it should be enough

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1508 on: June 02, 2020, 05:11:29 PM »
simultaneous. its a very interesting question, because theoretically they are "eligibe" for UI on a PBR, but since the PBR is lower than current paycheck you dont qualify. but technically for the $600 it should be enough

The $600 is contingent on there being at least $1 in UI benefits.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1509 on: June 02, 2020, 05:15:35 PM »
The $600 is contingent on there being at least $1 in UI benefits.
i understand. and thats why im asking if quitting the 2nd job will disqualify them totally for UI.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1510 on: June 02, 2020, 06:45:06 PM »
i understand. and thats why im asking if quitting the 2nd job will disqualify them totally for UI.
Can they get laid off instead of quit? :-X
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1511 on: June 02, 2020, 07:21:53 PM »
 By nj certification, it asks you for pin.
What happens if you never had a pin?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1513 on: June 02, 2020, 07:24:53 PM »
Can they get laid off instead of quit? :-X
theyre working on it, but its a school and the school wants their grants...

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1514 on: June 02, 2020, 07:33:49 PM »
theyre working on it, but its a school and the school wants their grants...
Can they work or are they busy watching their kids?
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