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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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.
$0 Benefit Determination:
Email @cgr for instructions on a fix for this issue

You can email @cgr at chaiplus1@gmail.com for help with any unemployment questions.


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 #3780 on: February 18, 2021, 03:41:29 PM »
Last week, I helped someone call in and request backpay in NY, they asked the questions for 10 weeks at a time and said it's good to go.

How long after requesting backpay over the phone in NY do they take to fund, typically?
Sometimes within a few days and sometimes it takes a few weeks. (and sometimes it was never processed)
If it benefits even just one fellow DDFer, its worth posting it.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3781 on: February 18, 2021, 04:36:15 PM »
Sometimes within a few days and sometimes it takes a few weeks. (and sometimes it was never processed)
Update, it came today, so under a week for this case.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3782 on: February 19, 2021, 02:59:02 PM »
Where can I find the details of the rule that explains that the  billable employer doesn’t change mid benefit year?

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« Reply #3783 on: February 22, 2021, 01:09:37 PM »
Does anyone else have login issues with NY dol?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3784 on: February 22, 2021, 01:13:38 PM »
Does anyone else have login issues with NY dol?


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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3785 on: February 22, 2021, 01:18:21 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3786 on: February 22, 2021, 01:19:31 PM »
Does anyone else have login issues with NY dol?
I had issues, so I tried all browsers, Internet explorer worked the best.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3787 on: February 22, 2021, 02:06:21 PM »
Anyone know if parsonage has to be reported as income when claiming benefits? NJ

Does anyone have more clarity on if parsonage is considered earnings that should be reported on weekly unemployment claim?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3788 on: February 23, 2021, 10:01:37 AM »
someone that got approved in NJ for benefits back in July but never certified weekly. can they certify now for all these weeks until current?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3789 on: February 23, 2021, 12:01:51 PM »
someone that got approved in NJ for benefits back in July but never certified weekly. can they certify now for all these weeks until current?
anyone?

its a bit urgent.

Thank You
#TYH

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3790 on: February 23, 2021, 12:46:07 PM »
anyone?

its a bit urgent.

Thank You
Maybe email or ping @cgr
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3791 on: February 23, 2021, 01:25:08 PM »
anyone?

its a bit urgent.

Thank You

Keep in mind that even if they can certify NJ has been taking their sweet time with back pay, so certifying might not mean instant $$$ in the bank.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3792 on: February 23, 2021, 05:38:15 PM »
someone that got approved in NJ for benefits back in July but never certified weekly. can they certify now for all these weeks until current?

I'm not the NJ guru here, but does it give you all those weeks to certify for when you log in or not?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3793 on: February 23, 2021, 06:55:35 PM »
someone that got approved in NJ for benefits back in July but never certified weekly. can they certify now for all these weeks until current?

Is your question if its allowed or if it will work? I do know people who have done it. I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't be allowed, but I'm not an authority on the matter.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3794 on: February 23, 2021, 09:00:32 PM »
It let me certify but I got an alert that it's not payable at this time.

Let's see what happens.


Do I still need to fill in question 7 as yes and only answer 7b?

Or if no self employment income then I can just check off 7 as no.


I'm trying to help someone in need.  Thanks
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#TYH

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3795 on: February 23, 2021, 09:34:09 PM »
It let me certify but I got an alert that it's not payable at this time.

Let's see what happens.


Do I still need to fill in question 7 as yes and only answer 7b?

Or if no self employment income then I can just check off 7 as no.


I'm trying to help someone in need.  Thanks

Not sure that I understand your question. For PUA claims all income gets reported under 7b.
For exact instructions, click on help me answer this question when you are certifying.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3796 on: February 23, 2021, 09:45:53 PM »
Not sure that I understand your question. For PUA claims all income gets reported under 7b.
For exact instructions, click on help me answer this question when you are certifying.
For a self employed individual that had no income
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3797 on: February 23, 2021, 11:52:08 PM »
For a self employed individual that had no income

If there was no income that week the answer to question 7 is no

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3798 on: February 25, 2021, 10:41:06 AM »
For some reason my NJ claim is suspended, all the system tells me is "Your claim i snot payable at this time, if you are unsure why it's suspended please call the reemployment help line at 856-507-2340". Of course every time I call it says to try again on the next business day.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3799 on: February 27, 2021, 07:55:40 PM »
In NY now that they count PT based  on dollar amount
If some one earns $125 per hour and only works 4 hours in a week,they are still eligible for   full UI, even though they earned $500 since its only the 0-4 hours worked last week?