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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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

« Last edited by cgr on July 27, 2020, 09:20:28 PM »

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1516 on: June 02, 2020, 07:41:31 PM »
Can they get laid off instead of quit? :-X

Paycut to get below PWBR now with a bonus dated earlier or later to make up for the difference? So not my style 8)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1517 on: June 02, 2020, 07:59:23 PM »
Paycut to get below PWBR now with a bonus dated earlier or later to make up for the difference? So not my style 8)
thats a good idea. thank you. forget the bonus, it will be worthwhile without it

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1518 on: June 02, 2020, 08:01:01 PM »
thats a good idea. thank you. forget the bonus, it will be worthwhile without it
Don't ask for the bonus and see if they offer anyways :)
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1519 on: June 02, 2020, 08:05:46 PM »
Don't ask for the bonus and see if they offer anyways :)

Ask for the bonus but if they don't agree "give in" and go without.  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1520 on: June 03, 2020, 07:55:04 AM »
@cgr
Upthread I asked what a woman having a baby should do.
cgr recommended just skipping a few weeks of re-certifying until she's ready to go back to work and then go back to re-certifying.
However, the LRRC recommended to continue re-certifying every week to stay in the system, but for the question if you're ready, willing & able to work to answer no for those weeks she wouldn't have worked.
What is the better choice?
NJ
Ok, so this lady re-certified for the first week after the baby, and by the question of - if you're ready, willing & able to work - she answered NO. When prompted for a reason - she wrote because she had a baby.
But benefits were given anyway!
Any explanation for this?
What should she do now?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1521 on: June 03, 2020, 09:16:56 AM »
Ok, so this lady re-certified for the first week after the baby, and by the question of - if you're ready, willing & able to work - she answered NO. When prompted for a reason - she wrote because she had a baby.
But benefits were given anyway!
Any explanation for this?
What should she do now?
Paid maternity leave? Keep it. See what happens next week when filling out same way.

Itís up to you to fill out the answers correctly for your situation. Itís up to them to decide what to pay you (which you can try to appeal if you feel they underpaid you).
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1522 on: June 03, 2020, 10:19:01 AM »
Ok, so this lady re-certified for the first week after the baby, and by the question of - if you're ready, willing & able to work - she answered NO. When prompted for a reason - she wrote because she had a baby.
But benefits were given anyway!
Any explanation for this?
What should she do now?

Wondering if they misunderstood it to mean that she's caring for a baby (meaning lack of childcare).

I've actually been wondering about this: if one has other kids at home that are out of school and gives birth at the same time, it's perfectly honest to say "I can't go back to work because I don't have childcare for my kids" even though there's a second reason here for why they can't work right now. Are you obligated to list all the reasons you can't? Or as long as you're being honest in what you're saying even if it isn't the full truth, you're good?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1523 on: June 03, 2020, 10:25:44 AM »
I tried certifying for weekly benefits and I got this message
The Unemployment Insurance Web application for claiming Weekly benefits
is not available at this time. Please try again later.

what do I do?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1524 on: June 03, 2020, 11:13:12 AM »
Don't count your chickens just yet.
We got the exact same email a week ago and as I wrote above - 1) we only received the minimum $231 for PUA, 2) it was retroactive to the date of filing not the date of unemployment - which was 1 1/2 weeks earlier, 3) & we didn't receive any of the FPUC $600 a week.

Any update on how to claim backpayment to date of unemployment as opposed to day of filling?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1525 on: June 03, 2020, 11:45:42 AM »
Any update on how to claim backpayment to date of unemployment as opposed to day of filling?
Not that I know of.
Please post if you get any info.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1526 on: June 03, 2020, 11:47:12 AM »
Paid maternity leave? Keep it. See what happens next week when filling out same way.

Itís up to you to fill out the answers correctly for your situation. Itís up to them to decide what to pay you (which you can try to appeal if you feel they underpaid you).

Wondering if they misunderstood it to mean that she's caring for a baby (meaning lack of childcare).

I've actually been wondering about this: if one has other kids at home that are out of school and gives birth at the same time, it's perfectly honest to say "I can't go back to work because I don't have childcare for my kids" even though there's a second reason here for why they can't work right now. Are you obligated to list all the reasons you can't? Or as long as you're being honest in what you're saying even if it isn't the full truth, you're good?

She is self-employed.
I didn't think the CARES act covered maternity, disability or lack of childcare for self-employed.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1527 on: June 03, 2020, 01:22:17 PM »
Ok, so this lady re-certified for the first week after the baby, and by the question of - if you're ready, willing & able to work - she answered NO. When prompted for a reason - she wrote because she had a baby.
But benefits were given anyway!
Any explanation for this?
What should she do now?
I know someone who applied for reg UI, than job offered work again, but had children at home, when asked if refused any job offer, they answered YES, you have the option to write a memo, they wrote that they refused the job because they have children at home, they did receive benefits

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1528 on: June 03, 2020, 02:33:18 PM »
NJ Unemployment status is pending for almost 2 months anyone else have this problem?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1529 on: June 03, 2020, 03:21:58 PM »
NJ Unemployment status is pending for almost 2 months anyone else have this problem?
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