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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #240 on: April 27, 2020, 10:19:39 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
Are you W2 or self-employed? W2 is much smoother.
IL lost considerably fewer jobs than NY & NJ.

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« Reply #241 on: April 27, 2020, 10:30:30 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

no DD option?

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« Reply #242 on: April 27, 2020, 10:30:53 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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« Reply #243 on: April 27, 2020, 10:32:30 PM »
Are you W2 or self-employed? W2 is much smoother.
IL lost considerably fewer jobs than NY & NJ.

W2 is also an established process, PUA is new and had to be figured out ad-hoc.
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« Reply #244 on: April 27, 2020, 10:33:37 PM »
Are you W2 or self-employed? W2 is much smoother.
IL lost considerably fewer jobs than NY & NJ.
All W2's
no DD option?
When approval letter comes.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #245 on: April 27, 2020, 10:47:34 PM »
Thank you.
We don't know how to message them.
We took a screenshot, but how would that show the date?
See this link https://myunemployment.nj.gov/help/contact-us/
Click on To send us an email

maybe try including your status bar that has the date in the screenshot.

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« Reply #246 on: April 28, 2020, 10:14:35 AM »
See this link https://myunemployment.nj.gov/help/contact-us/
Click on To send us an email

maybe try including your status bar that has the date in the screenshot.
Thanks.
We actually got through on the phone to an office in NJ, though not the Ocean County one.
Hopefully, it'll all work out.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #247 on: April 28, 2020, 10:16:42 AM »
What happens to industries such as sales? Say the salesman went onto unemployment as there were no sales and thus no commission, is he allowed to answers his customers emails/calls? Or is that considered working even though there is no pay?

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« Reply #248 on: April 28, 2020, 11:00:58 AM »
What happens to industries such as sales? Say the salesman went onto unemployment as there were no sales and thus no commission, is he allowed to answers his customers emails/calls? Or is that considered working even though there is no pay?
I will take that to the next step. What about a salesperson who is paid residually? The hit will only come down the road.
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« Reply #249 on: April 28, 2020, 11:04:38 AM »
What happens to industries such as sales? Say the salesman went onto unemployment as there were no sales and thus no commission, is he allowed to answers his customers emails/calls? Or is that considered working even though there is no pay?
You just put down he worked and made 0 or is he volunteering his time?
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« Reply #250 on: April 28, 2020, 01:43:51 PM »
What happens to industries such as sales? Say the salesman went onto unemployment as there were no sales and thus no commission, is he allowed to answers his customers emails/calls? Or is that considered working even though there is no pay?
speak to your employer. my wife's employer realized that no sales are being made and he furloughed all the workers. regarding answering calls and emails. i told my wife to refer all her clients to her boss, who is still working.

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« Reply #251 on: April 28, 2020, 05:22:06 PM »
You just put down he worked and made 0 or is he volunteering his time?
In NY they dont ask you how much you are earning. Only if you are earning less than $504 and how many days you work. Thats why im wondering if he will have to put down that he working but earning less than $504, as he is earning 0.
speak to your employer. my wife's employer realized that no sales are being made and he furloughed all the workers. regarding answering calls and emails. i told my wife to refer all her clients to her boss, who is still working.
In this case he has his own accounts and customers and earns only commission. As there are no sales, he is earning nothing, but want to keep his customers for post corona. If he stops servicing them, there is the fear that they will go elsewhere.

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« Reply #252 on: April 28, 2020, 05:24:00 PM »
In NY they dont ask you how much you are earning. Only if you are earning less than $504 and how many days you work. Thats why im wondering if he will have to put down that he working but earning less than $504, as he is earning 0.

$0 is less than $504, so yes. Put 0 days worked and earned less than $504. If you’re deemed eligible you get $504 from the state plus $600 from the Fed (paid by NY state as well).
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« Reply #253 on: April 28, 2020, 06:25:20 PM »
$0 is less than $504, so yes. Put 0 days worked and earned less than $504. If you’re deemed eligible you get $504 from the state plus $600 from the Fed (paid by NY state as well).
It's two separate questions.
Did you earn less than $504?
Did you work any days? How many?

You get a 25% base rate cut for every day worked.

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« Reply #254 on: April 28, 2020, 06:26:46 PM »
It's two separate questions.
Did you earn less than $504?
Did you work any days? How many?

You get a 25% base rate cut for every day worked.
Earned $0. Did answer phone calls and emails from customers. Is that considered working even though he did not earn a cent and no actual work was performed? Thats my question.