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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #3480 on: November 15, 2020, 08:03:28 AM »
Question, my son forgot to claim his weekly benefits in NY for the last few weeks. He is still not working. How can he file now for about 2 months payback

He can call and certify for missed weeks, my understanding is that it takes extra time to process such certifications.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3481 on: November 15, 2020, 03:49:31 PM »

@skv Can you, or anyone else here, please verify if I'm understanding this correctly?
The way I understand it, if I pay myself back-owed wages/salary while collecting PUA, I can still certify as normal, since it says that for "regular employment" you are to "report your hours and earnings based on when you did the work, not when you get paid for them".
(I can't find that information listed in the screenshot listed anywhere else.)
I'm going to run payroll end of year, but I can designate the pay period to end by the date of the PUA claim. If necessary, I can just run the payroll now, but if there's no purpose, I'll likely do it later.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3482 on: November 23, 2020, 01:52:54 PM »
NJ

Does the eform emailed from e-adjucation need to be completed for someone self-employed not eligible for more then the base $231? It seems the only purpose is to determine if you deserve more then the base rate.

Yet The email states: To access the form, click on the link below.  If you fail to submit your form, your claim may remain invalid.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3483 on: November 23, 2020, 05:51:25 PM »
NJ

Does the eform emailed from e-adjucation need to be completed for someone self-employed not eligible for more then the base $231? It seems the only purpose is to determine if you deserve more then the base rate.

Yet The email states: To access the form, click on the link below.  If you fail to submit your form, your claim may remain invalid.
I just completed it without supporting any documents. Hopefully it will be ok.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3484 on: November 24, 2020, 01:55:18 PM »
Applied (for PUA) in NJ, and they sent a "request for wage separation letter" to the business/myself. Basically asking to fill out weekly salary info for every week in the past 18 months.
I don't remember this form being discussed anywhere. Am I supposed to fill it out? Ignore it?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3485 on: November 24, 2020, 03:31:56 PM »
PSA

I know someone who is under investigation from the Labor dept. for applying for other people.

AFAIK his attorney isn't concerned about the fact that he helped other people, its more about if there were problematic applications.     
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3486 on: November 24, 2020, 04:42:04 PM »
PSA

I know someone who is under investigation from the Labor dept. for applying for other people.

AFAIK his attorney isn't concerned about the fact that he helped other people, its more about if there were problematic applications.     

Ouch.

So he gets in trouble or the people he helped do or both?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3487 on: November 24, 2020, 05:16:54 PM »
So he gets in trouble or the people he helped do or both?

I think it's been mentioned a time or two that it's illegal to share your PIN and login info with anyone, and that no one other than the applicant may apply. While one may get help to complete the application, the applicant must still be the one to fill in the answers- no one else can do that for you.

If his attorney isn't worried about the PIN/login issues, I'm afraid he's worried about something far more serious: conspiracy. This would affect both the claimant and the one who filed on his behalf, if anything was done that's not on the up and up (unless it was straight up identity fraud and the claimant was unaware that the claim was being filed, which doesn't seem to be the case here.)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3488 on: November 25, 2020, 01:17:56 PM »
I got a call back from the DOL that they were initiating back pay and that I would get an email  for further steps. Its been at least 3 weeks since that call, do I need to call again or just wait some more time ? (NJ)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3489 on: November 27, 2020, 12:37:05 PM »
I got a call back from the DOL that they were initiating back pay and that I would get an email  for further steps. Its been at least 3 weeks since that call, do I need to call again or just wait some more time ? (NJ)

I got this same call like 2 months ago good luck

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3490 on: November 28, 2020, 08:48:31 PM »
I got this same call like 2 months ago good luck
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« Reply #3491 on: November 29, 2020, 01:29:43 AM »
I got a call back from the DOL that they were initiating back pay and that I would get an email  for further steps. Its been at least 3 weeks since that call, do I need to call again or just wait some more time ? (NJ)
Update: I  actually just received the email on Friday that my backpay is now eligible. Can I certify for backpay any day/time or it must be on my exact time ?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3492 on: November 29, 2020, 07:49:12 PM »
Is there any way to check online what I received for all the weeks or I need to check the emails ?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3493 on: December 03, 2020, 12:33:08 PM »
ive been trying to call dol for my backpay for a month with no results. after going through all the messages and entering my ss and pin i get msg that i have a claim pending and i should hold on the line, but immediately get msg that all representatives are busy and i should call back and get thrown off. any other number to call or other way to get around it?
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« Reply #3494 on: December 03, 2020, 12:49:06 PM »
ive been trying to call dol for my backpay for a month with no results. after going through all the messages and entering my ss and pin i get msg that i have a claim pending and i should hold on the line, but immediately get msg that all representatives are busy and i should call back and get thrown off. any other number to call or other way to get around it?

Are you in NY?
If you are your claim hasn't been completed. Log into your account (https://labor.ny.gov/signin/) and check to see what it says when you click "Unemployment Services".
Also check under "Online Forms" to see if you have a PUA form that you need to complete.