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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #3855 on: March 18, 2021, 06:10:22 PM »
If earning less then $504 weekly, will I qualify when I refile?
Also, when they say, "return to work" don't they mean full time work?
You'll either qualify for UI with a reduced WBA, or you'll qualify for PUA if you earned too little.
No, it refers to any W2 work.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3856 on: March 18, 2021, 06:17:50 PM »
No, it refers to any W2 work.
Does this apply to the certification form as well?
They ask in the same form how many days a week worked and if returned to work...
How is it possible to work if you didnt return to work? Does it only mean self employment?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3857 on: March 18, 2021, 06:36:48 PM »
Does this apply to the certification form as well?
They ask in the same form how many days a week worked and if returned to work...
How is it possible to work if you didnt return to work? Does it only mean self employment?
On the certification form it doesn't really mean anything- doesn't change your eligibility.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3858 on: March 18, 2021, 07:46:50 PM »
Nj backpay claim ,someone was told to certify for all week at once which they did ,then the 1st week came back under review and all the rest got email came back not payable,Is this normal ?any recommendations what can be done possibly ?thank you

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3859 on: March 23, 2021, 07:36:16 AM »
Iím still unemployed part time, n filling weekly, I git this morning my pay into the bank,
But not the extra $300, that supposed to continue till end of summer (NY)
Any one else??

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3860 on: March 23, 2021, 08:29:15 AM »



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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3861 on: March 24, 2021, 12:53:09 AM »
Can someone who applied for Unemployment in 2020 still be eligible for the 7k paid family leave tax credit?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3862 on: March 24, 2021, 03:39:44 PM »
Can someone who applied for Unemployment in 2020 still be eligible for the 7k paid family leave tax credit?
Anyone?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3863 on: April 06, 2021, 05:59:24 PM »
in nj
i got a email from nj department of labor asking me tons of q.
i hade filled for unemployment 6/21/20 that i stopped working in may witch was a mistake i stopped 3/31/20 and also i was pregnant then and also gave it as a reason for stopping to work now this is the email i got
Good afternoon,
You stated that you were unable to work as of 05/01/20. Why were you unable to work? Did your doctor advise you to stop working?  You did not file your claim until 06/21/20, seven weeks later. Please ask your doctor for a note indicating the first date you could not work due to the pregnancy and the date you were able to return to work.
You also stated that you planned to return to work at ....... When your doctor released you to return to work, did you contact your employer to go back to work? If not, why?   

 
what should i answer?
👆hit the like button :-)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3864 on: April 06, 2021, 08:00:45 PM »


Did anyone get an email like this in NY?
Not sure how to calculate my benefits? Iím working now part time.
I earn from ui now $47 + 260 after taxes. And from my part time job I earn weekly $400.
Can someone please tell me if I still qualify?? Tysm

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3865 on: April 06, 2021, 09:29:05 PM »
For all those who are filing new claims after Benefit year ended, it seems that once you file the new claim all info from the prior claim isn't there anymore in the payment history. You may wan to save it before if u think it will come in handy, as well if you still need to claim the 1st week or any other missing weeks I dont know if it needs to be done before the new claim.
Also, the new claim has a new waiting week that is not getting paid for which you will need to contact them again.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3866 on: April 06, 2021, 10:34:05 PM »

Did anyone get an email like this in NY?
Not sure how to calculate my benefits? Iím working now part time.
I earn from ui now $47 + 260 after taxes. And from my part time job I earn weekly $400.
Can someone please tell me if I still qualify?? Tysm
Everyone with an open claim is getting it.
If you earn $400/week then you'll need to file a new claim since that's more than 10X your benefit rate in your claim year (unless you only worked less than 3 weeks at this rate in the last year).
Filing a new claim does not disqualify you if you're still eligible- it's just an added step you need to take if you want to continue claiming.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3867 on: April 07, 2021, 08:47:46 PM »
Tysm for your help

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3868 on: April 08, 2021, 08:12:10 AM »
Trying to help someone in NJ.   Originally filed in July, never weekly certified.  Certified for all weeks in February 2021. Not payable at this time.  Tried calling a million. Times and never got through.

Whats the next step?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3869 on: April 09, 2021, 11:30:20 AM »
NY
Certified this week, 1st week after BYE ended, but it never showed up in the payment history and didn't receive the money. Anyone else?
DOnt have anymore the option to certify because it was done already