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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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:
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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 #3820 on: March 02, 2021, 11:26:32 PM »
I don't know if this was discussed here previously, but an accountant told me tonight that they are expecting the Biden Administration/IRS to announce that the first $10k of unemployment benefits is NOT taxable, which will lead to a flood of people amending their tax returns and thus getting extra refunds.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3821 on: March 02, 2021, 11:33:00 PM »
I don't know if this was discussed here previously, but an accountant told me tonight that they are expecting the Biden Administration/IRS to announce that the first $10k of unemployment benefits is NOT taxable, which will lead to a flood of people amending their tax returns and thus getting extra refunds.
It was one of the pieces floated to be included in the American Rescue Plan, but it didn't make it into the final version.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3822 on: March 03, 2021, 03:21:23 PM »

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« Reply #3823 on: March 03, 2021, 06:26:54 PM »
Made a mistake in reported wages. How do I communicate this to NJ?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3824 on: March 05, 2021, 11:43:16 AM »
Senate is amending the 1.9T bill to extend FPUC through October at $300/week, and make the first $10,200 in unemployment payments tax free for 2020.

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« Reply #3825 on: March 05, 2021, 12:32:38 PM »
Senate is amending the 1.9T bill to extend FPUC through October at $300/week, and make the first $10,200 in unemployment payments tax free for 2020.
Only Tax free or also not counted as income?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3826 on: March 05, 2021, 12:38:24 PM »
Senate is amending the 1.9T bill to extend FPUC through October at $300/week, and make the first $10,200 in unemployment payments tax free for 2020.
So the accountant I spoke with was right?

I don't know if this was discussed here previously, but an accountant told me tonight that they are expecting the Biden Administration/IRS to announce that the first $10k of unemployment benefits is NOT taxable, which will lead to a flood of people amending their tax returns and thus getting extra refunds.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3827 on: March 05, 2021, 01:15:55 PM »
Senate is amending the 1.9T bill to extend FPUC through October at $300/week, and make the first $10,200 in unemployment payments tax free for 2020.

So if you file 2020 before it passes you'll have to amend it to get taxes back on $10k UI (or $20k if both spouses got UI).

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3828 on: March 05, 2021, 03:52:42 PM »
and make the first $10,200 in unemployment payments tax free for 2020.
And not 2021?

A 2020 claim that got delayed for months and only paid out in 2021, would not be eligible for this?

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« Reply #3829 on: March 05, 2021, 03:54:59 PM »
And not 2021?

A 2020 claim that got delayed for months and only paid out in 2021, would not be eligible for this?
I have the same question (assuming I get paid in 2021)... if anything they should pay us interest!
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3830 on: March 06, 2021, 08:02:21 PM »
Question:
The new  stimulus bill passed today that includes $300 weekly till sep for unemployment from the Federal gov, will states, specifically NYS continue to  add their own unemployment?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3831 on: March 06, 2021, 09:41:59 PM »
Question:
Is the new extended FPUC not counted as income for SNAP (as with the current FPUC payments) or as in the CARES Act that it was counted?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3832 on: March 07, 2021, 12:11:32 AM »
My wife is registered under NJ and we made a mistake when we opened the claim and wrote her reduced hours and reduced income, so her weekly benefit rate is very low, so she ended up making too much money to get UI.
I tried calling multiple times to get her UI cause she only worked part time but they keep telling me that her income is over her WBR, and I keep trying to explain to them that her wbr is so low because of a mistake, but they're not interested in helping...
Any one here that has any way to help please lemme know, thanks a million!

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3833 on: March 08, 2021, 02:23:00 PM »
NY: UI claimants that did not return to work, or returned to work but earned (W2) less than 10X their benefit rate, do not have to file a new claim after their benefit year ends.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3834 on: March 09, 2021, 02:25:22 AM »
so i had NJ UI from March until August then got my job back in August, now i am once again being unemployed, how do i reapply for unemployment? 

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3835 on: March 10, 2021, 11:21:38 PM »
My wife is on NYS unemployment as she worked in NY and lived there until our recent move to Florida. Does anybody know what we need to do now? Does she just need to update her address with NYS and continue claiming from New York as usual (since that is where she was working at the time of unemployment)? Or does she need to transfer the claim to Florida?

Thanks in advance I have been getting conflicting answers on this Q.

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« Reply #3836 on: March 10, 2021, 11:24:20 PM »
so i had NJ UI from March until August then got my job back in August, now i am once again being unemployed, how do i reapply for unemployment?
You need to reopen your existing claim (not file a new one)

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« Reply #3837 on: March 10, 2021, 11:25:07 PM »
My wife is on NYS unemployment as she worked in NY and lived there until our recent move to Florida. Does anybody know what we need to do now? Does she just need to update her address with NYS and continue claiming from New York as usual (since that is where she was working at the time of unemployment)? Or does she need to transfer the claim to Florida?

Thanks in advance I have been getting conflicting answers on this Q.
My understanding is that you need to notify the NY DOL about your move, but continue filing in NY as that's where your wages were originally earned.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3838 on: March 11, 2021, 02:08:52 AM »
You need to reopen your existing claim (not file a new one)
How do i go about doing that?? right now when i log in , it tells me that my next payable week is Aug 15 2020. So i have to go thru week by week writing that i worked until i reach this week?? Thanks!

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« Reply #3839 on: March 11, 2021, 08:13:30 AM »
How do i go about doing that?? right now when i log in , it tells me that my next payable week is Aug 15 2020. So i have to go thru week by week writing that i worked until i reach this week?? Thanks!

There is a menu bar on top of the website. Got to the menu "If you already filed a claim." One of the choices are "Reopen an existing claim." Choose that and it will ask you to log into your account and will bring you to the application to reopen the claim.