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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #3690 on: January 21, 2021, 03:37:14 PM »
NYS- If you work 1 week here and there, do you just not certify that week, or should you still certify just mark that you worked all 5 days?

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Either one is fine.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3691 on: January 21, 2021, 06:31:37 PM »
What part of the base rate to employers have to pay? for how many weeks?

And now that UI was extended do employers have to pay that? or it's funded by the feds or State?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3692 on: January 21, 2021, 06:42:26 PM »
What part of the base rate to employers have to pay? for how many weeks?

And now that UI was extended do employers have to pay that? or it's funded by the feds or State?

Employers pay in each quarter into a UI fund. When an employee files a claim, that's where the money is deducted from.
Employers pay a maximum of 26 weeks (the usual UI term). Programs available now such as PUA, FPUC, EB, and PEUC are all federally funded.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3693 on: January 24, 2021, 08:47:42 PM »
I think someone should start a petition that UI should be made non-taxable, atleast the additional money. It's simply not fare that businesses were excluded from having to pay taxes on PPP and the poor unemployed need to pay. Now with dems in power it shouldn't be a problem to push thru
Let's see the power of DDF
https://www.change.org/p/us-congres-please-do-not-tax-the-2020-unemployment-benefits-ui-pua

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AND SHARE IT WITH AS MANY PEOPLE POSSIBLE
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3694 on: January 25, 2021, 07:17:49 AM »
If I stopped filing PUA mid October, could I restart filing again now and back track?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3695 on: January 25, 2021, 08:23:29 AM »
If I stopped filing PUA mid October, could I restart filing again now and back track?
NY

You can start filing again- just log into your account and certify same as always.
You'll probably get a 'Break in Claim' questionnaire which might trigger a Docusign where you can claim your missed weeks. If it doesn't you'll need to call to claim backpay.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3696 on: January 25, 2021, 08:39:11 PM »
You can start filing again- just log into your account and certify same as always.
You'll probably get a 'Break in Claim' questionnaire which might trigger a Docusign where you can claim your missed weeks. If it doesn't you'll need to call to claim backpay.
Ok, thanks a lot!!
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3697 on: January 28, 2021, 08:15:39 PM »
Let's see the power of DDF
https://www.change.org/p/us-congres-please-do-not-tax-the-2020-unemployment-benefits-ui-pua

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AND SHARE IT WITH AS MANY PEOPLE POSSIBLE
I think the post got more Likes than people actually signing the petition. I thought DDF has greater power... (or that most people actually think, it should be taxed)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3698 on: January 28, 2021, 09:44:38 PM »
Any tricks to get through in nj?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3699 on: January 28, 2021, 10:07:22 PM »
I think the post got more Likes than people actually signing the petition. I thought DDF has greater power... (or that most people actually think, it should be taxed)
Would help if the petition was written in proper English and made more sense in general.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3700 on: January 29, 2021, 12:18:32 AM »
Would help if the petition was written in proper English and made more sense in general.
https://www.change.org/start-a-petition?source_location=header

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3702 on: January 30, 2021, 08:59:45 PM »
Someone was unemployed in NY from march 15th thru dec31st.
They actually had a couple of employed weeks in between.

Make sense the 1099 from NY is 28,000?
The 600 from feds count toward it?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3703 on: January 30, 2021, 09:19:52 PM »
Someone was unemployed in NY from march 15th thru dec31st.
They actually had a couple of employed weeks in between.

Make sense the 1099 from NY is 28,000?
The 600 from feds count toward it?
Everything is taxable.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3704 on: January 31, 2021, 12:03:51 PM »