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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #225 on: April 27, 2020, 11:25:48 AM »
600$ is not retroactive?

Itís supposed to be retroactive, but the $600 federal bonus is only for weekly benefits since 4/5, so not all the way back to March and earlier.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #226 on: April 27, 2020, 11:29:22 AM »
It is. You might need to request if they don't do automatically. It's for all claims between 3/28 and 7/31, regardless if you certified those claims on time, or put in a request to certify after the fact.

Itís supposed to be retroactive, but the $600 federal bonus is only for weekly benefits since 4/5, so not all the way back to March and earlier.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #227 on: April 27, 2020, 12:24:06 PM »
i applied in nj around 3 weeks ago, and still show pending. every week i get an email explaining how to recertify every week. am i supposed to be answering those questions every week if i was never even approved yet?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #228 on: April 27, 2020, 02:34:08 PM »
Anyone have a direct extension of a DOL Unemployment rep? Been trying to reach them for a week now. No luck.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #229 on: April 27, 2020, 02:39:40 PM »
Anyone have a direct extension of a DOL Unemployment rep? Been trying to reach them for a week now. No luck.
lol  good luck with that.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #230 on: April 27, 2020, 02:46:02 PM »
Dont know about NJ but in NY you need to certify every week. When they approve you should get for all weeks. Doesnt really work that way with the $600 AFAIK
Same in NJ.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #231 on: April 27, 2020, 04:08:33 PM »
lol  good luck with that.
Don't think it should be that hard... I had a direct extension to an agent in June '19. Tried looking it up by my phone doesn't save extension #'s... didn't know how valuable it would be.

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« Reply #232 on: April 27, 2020, 04:09:05 PM »
Don't think it should be that hard... I had a direct extension to an agent in June '19. Tried looking it up by my phone doesn't save extension #'s... didn't know how valuable it would be.
How many digits? Just try all the options, you still might save time :D
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« Reply #233 on: April 27, 2020, 04:21:30 PM »
How many digits? Just try all the options, you still might save time :D
4 digits. I'll let you try that...

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« Reply #234 on: April 27, 2020, 04:32:17 PM »
Anyone have a direct extension of a DOL Unemployment rep? Been trying to reach them for a week now. No luck.

My state assemblywoman's office put me on a list for a callback. It took about a week for them to call.

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« Reply #235 on: April 27, 2020, 04:44:24 PM »
4 digits. I'll let you try that...
Might still be faster than a callback :D
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #236 on: April 27, 2020, 09:19:29 PM »
It was our day to re-certify for unemployment benefits (NJ) and we keep getting a screen saying to call their number.
We already know it's impossible to get through to someone.
What can we do to not lose this week's benefits?

(Data points: self-employed, was denied, received email to wait for PUA to go into effect, haven't received anything yet.)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #237 on: April 27, 2020, 09:29:58 PM »
It was our day to re-certify for unemployment benefits (NJ) and we keep getting a screen saying to call their number.
We already know it's impossible to get through to someone.
What can we do to not lose this week's benefits?

(Data points: self-employed, was denied, received email to wait for PUA to go into effect, haven't received anything yet.)
Take a screenshot and either message to them, or when you do manage to get through if they tell you you missed your window show them that.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #238 on: April 27, 2020, 10:12:29 PM »
Take a screenshot and either message to them, or when you do manage to get through if they tell you you missed your window show them that.
Thank you.
We don't know how to message them.
We took a screenshot, but how would that show the date?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #239 on: April 27, 2020, 10:16:03 PM »
I am shocked IL is on top of this.
Apply online - no issue
Debit card - received with in a week
Approval letter - day or two after debit card
First check - right on time
Fed 600 - included
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