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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #195 on: April 26, 2020, 12:38:41 AM »
Something doesnít make sense, my understanding is that:
2. The $600 is supposed to be for anyone who is eligible for UI/PUA, which wouldnít apply to you if youíre denied.

Being denied for UI(because of self employed) should not ruin eligibility for PUA

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #196 on: April 26, 2020, 12:56:53 AM »
Being denied for UI(because of self employed) should not ruin eligibility for PUA

I believe @hvaces42 said he applied for PUA.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #197 on: April 26, 2020, 01:00:29 AM »
I believe @hvaces42 said he applied for PUA.

in ny you have to first apply for UI and then they send you a PUA application a couple days later

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« Reply #198 on: April 26, 2020, 01:03:15 AM »
Didn't the recently make it a combined application?

maybe but he applied before me and mine was that way (need a shrug emoji)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #199 on: April 26, 2020, 01:03:51 AM »
in ny you have to first apply for UI and then they send you a PUA application a couple days later

1. He filled out the PUA form:
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2. As of approx a week ago there's a combined application for both.
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« Reply #200 on: April 26, 2020, 01:04:50 AM »
maybe but he applied before me and mine was that way (need a shrug emoji)

See my revised post where I quote that he applied for PUA. One of us is confused and considering the hour I wouldn't be surprised if it's me :)
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #201 on: April 26, 2020, 10:01:24 AM »
 what's the average wait time these days for a call back? (Ny)
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« Reply #202 on: April 26, 2020, 10:05:01 AM »
what's the average wait time these days for a call back? (Ny)

I applied before they started the callback system, but I got a call about a week after it started.

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« Reply #203 on: April 26, 2020, 11:03:05 AM »
I applied before they started the callback system, but I got a call about a week after it started.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #204 on: April 26, 2020, 11:16:34 AM »
I am self-employed in NJ.
We applied a month ago and received an email two weeks ago that we are denied the regular unemployment benefits but should be getting the PUA and should just wait.
In the meantime I keep re-certifying every week. Although, today the site wasn't working.
Haven't gotten anything yet.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #205 on: April 26, 2020, 11:21:36 AM »
I am self-employed in NJ.
We applied a month ago and received an email two weeks ago that we are denied the regular unemployment benefits but should be getting the PUA and should just wait.
In the meantime I keep re-certifying every week. Although, today the site wasn't working.
Haven't gotten anything yet.

Apparently itís only 10-20 states that have figured out the $600 and PUA, donít remember where I read this.

Some of these UI mainframe systems are build on COBOL which is older than most of the people claiming benefits :D
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #206 on: April 26, 2020, 11:33:37 AM »
I am self-employed in NJ.
We applied a month ago and received an email two weeks ago that we are denied the regular unemployment benefits but should be getting the PUA and should just wait.
In the meantime I keep re-certifying every week. Although, today the site wasn't working.
Haven't gotten anything yet.
Curious why you recertified, they write not do do anything until they figure out how to process it.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #207 on: April 26, 2020, 11:33:42 AM »
Are people who have lost their job applying for SNAP benefits? If so, how would it work if you qualify for SNAP due to current (lack of) income but in a month, unemployment may kick in and will also be backdated...?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #208 on: April 26, 2020, 11:35:22 AM »
I know someone who got a $0 determination and is definitely eligible for regular UI (W2, long work history). Hasn't been able to talk to anyone of course, but looks like these errors are happening here and there. At least you're getting your $600...
Letter was Benefits determination letter with $000.00 weekly rate.
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« Reply #209 on: April 26, 2020, 11:39:26 AM »
Letter was Benefits determination letter with $000.00 weekly rate.

Iím seeing $0 benefits but my status is pending, not denied.
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