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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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.
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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 #1940 on: June 23, 2020, 08:42:00 PM »
Automated at first- asks for you ss# and pin. Try different options if the option that fits your problem doesn't work.
I called at 7:25 pm
 When they close at 7:30 if that makes a difference.

Yup entered my social then my pin and waited to get a representative but was turned down before that ever happened.
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« Reply #1941 on: June 23, 2020, 08:51:58 PM »
I called at 7:25 pm
 When they close at 7:30 if that makes a difference.

Try again tomorrow?

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« Reply #1942 on: June 23, 2020, 10:13:16 PM »
Try again tomorrow?
Well I can send a SM tomorrow.
 And then call as well.

Which ever goes first works for me.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1943 on: June 23, 2020, 10:36:48 PM »
I sent an email today to NJ State Senator Bob Singer. Did anyone have luck through his office? Or is there another politician to contact?
Did you talk to anyone there? Someone recently told me Singers office had some contact with a person at the UI who stopped responding to them....

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« Reply #1944 on: June 23, 2020, 10:43:03 PM »
Did you talk to anyone there? Someone recently told me Singers office had some contact with a person at the UI who stopped responding to them....
No, just emailed. Should I try the assemblymen also?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1945 on: June 23, 2020, 10:56:21 PM »
do you have email for Singer?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1946 on: June 23, 2020, 11:04:20 PM »
do you have email for Singer?
This is the email address listed on his website: sensinger@njleg.org
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« Reply #1947 on: June 23, 2020, 11:55:02 PM »
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« Reply #1948 on: June 23, 2020, 11:59:59 PM »
Replay of Agudah's webinar: https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=116023
It's not just about NJ. Also about NY.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1949 on: June 24, 2020, 12:04:56 AM »
ive been in touch with my local assemblyman, They said they reached out to their contact and have been unresponsive. It does not seem as if anyone had success in getting contact with unemployment

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« Reply #1950 on: June 24, 2020, 10:06:47 AM »
That might work, but thing is she already worked till now full work weeks, and she won't be able to backdate, or will she?
I doubt it...
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« Reply #1951 on: June 24, 2020, 10:13:14 AM »
ive been in touch with my local assemblyman, They said they reached out to their contact and have been unresponsive. It does not seem as if anyone had success in getting contact with unemployment
Avi Schnall said on the webinar that nobody has contacts. The only way to get through is to keep on calling, even if it takes 100 tries.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1952 on: June 24, 2020, 12:53:04 PM »
Anyone have any luck calling NJ i need help

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1953 on: June 24, 2020, 02:10:13 PM »
NJ.
If someone self employed is eligible for a ppp loan of 5k, and is currently eligible for 300 of self employment (getting 231),
Will getting the ppp loan make them uneligible to continue unemployment?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1954 on: June 24, 2020, 02:17:19 PM »
NJ.
If someone self employed is eligible for a ppp loan of 5k, and is currently eligible for 300 of self employment (getting 231),
Will getting the ppp loan make them uneligible to continue unemployment?

If they go with a 24-week covered period their weekly "wage" will be $208 ($5,000/24), and they'll be able to get a partial UI payment.

If you review the SBA thread you'll see I floated the possibility of claiming that the entire 5k should be paid out over the last 2.5 months of the 24-week period, which will be ~$455/week ($5,000/11 weeks) for the last 11 weeks, but $0 for the first 13. This will enable them to collect fully for the first 13 weeks of PPP, but they'll need to stop claiming for the final 11 weeks of PPP.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1955 on: June 24, 2020, 06:36:09 PM »
NJ.
Anyone here has gotten through on the phone to New Jersey? Have they manually adjusted even for weeks prior to your application week, or are they not doing back pay yet even on the phone?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1956 on: June 24, 2020, 09:11:16 PM »
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1) Im a bit confused, is lack of childcare still valid for Unemployment?
2) If I can work one day if less then $504 I will still be eligible to collect full unemployment?

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I tried calling all day today and didnt get thru. Will try again tomorrow.....


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« Reply #1957 on: June 24, 2020, 09:17:02 PM »
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1) Im a bit confused, is lack of childcare still valid for Unemployment?
2) If I can work one day if less then $504 I will still be eligible to collect full unemployment?

TY

I tried calling all day today and didnt get thru. Will try again tomorrow.....

1) it's valid if there's a government order preventing your childcare provider from operating. In NY/NJ that means that lack of day camp is not a valid reason, but sleepaway camp is.

2) if you're earning less than $504 you can work up to 3 days weekly. For each day you work your benefit rate is reduced by 25%.

Note that if you're eligible for regular UI but are filing for childcare reasons (PUA) you need to follow these instructions:
NY:
Instructions for those on regular UI who are now only eligible to collect for a PUA reason (such as childcare).


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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1958 on: June 24, 2020, 09:18:07 PM »
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1) Im a bit confused, is lack of childcare still valid for Unemployment?
2) If I can work one day if less then $504 I will still be eligible to collect full unemployment?

TY

I tried calling all day today and didnt get thru. Will try again tomorrow.....
2: You should receive 3/4 of your base rate plus the full $600/week
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1959 on: June 24, 2020, 11:10:31 PM »
1) it's valid if there's a government order preventing your childcare provider from operating. In NY/NJ that means that lack of day camp is not a valid reason, but sleepaway camp is.

2) if you're earning less than $504 you can work up to 3 days weekly. For each day you work your benefit rate is reduced by 25%.

Note that if you're eligible for regular UI but are filing for childcare reasons (PUA) you need to follow these instructions:


According to the lawyer who spoke at the Agudah/LRRC webinar, you can still claim unemployment if your child's daycare is not open yet or if you are nervous to send to daycare. He didn't seem to think it was only by state order.