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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #3980 on: September 01, 2021, 08:24:14 PM »
Do you know the end-date of the week? Maybe it's punkt the week before or the week after the $600.
first week is 04/04/20
last week is 08/29/20

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3981 on: September 01, 2021, 08:36:29 PM »
first week is 04/04/20
last week is 08/29/20
4/4/20 should have a $600 payment
The last payable week for the $600 in NJ was 7/25/20

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3982 on: September 01, 2021, 08:41:10 PM »
4/4/20 should have a $600 payment
The last payable week for the $600 in NJ was 7/25/20
that's why I assumed that the missing $600 was for the first week which they asked me how many days and hours I worked that week and paid me prorated...

either way should I go through the hassle of contacting them and also risk losing out on the $600 or should I leave it and risk them coming back to me down the road when it is too late to fix the date of when unemployment began which was really the beginning of the week?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3983 on: September 05, 2021, 12:59:00 PM »
PUA ($182), yes, as of 9/5.

Regular non-pamdemic unemployment, available for 26 weeks after losing a W2 job, has been around since 1921, and will be for years to come.
My friend got an email saying it's the end of PUA and she used up her 26 weeks.  Are her payments stopping now?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3984 on: September 05, 2021, 02:39:17 PM »
My friend got an email saying it's the end of PUA and she used up her 26 weeks.  Are her payments stopping now?
Yes, today is the last payable day in NY, meaning you have until 9/11 to certify for the past week, and then there will be no more PUA ($182), FPUC ($300), or PEUC/EB (UI extension) payments.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3985 on: September 05, 2021, 06:37:41 PM »
It's impossible to get through to nj, but they still owe backpay.
Will they eventually say that too much time has lapsed?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3986 on: September 09, 2021, 12:29:38 PM »
It's impossible to get through to nj, but they still owe backpay.
Will they eventually say that too much time has lapsed?

It's unbelievable that they have still not figured it out, and there is no public outcry over this.

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« Reply #3987 on: September 09, 2021, 02:13:00 PM »
It's impossible to get through to nj, but they still owe backpay.
Will they eventually say that too much time has lapsed?
get congressman smith on your case... I personally and some people I know were helped within 2-3 months...

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3988 on: September 09, 2021, 02:46:31 PM »
get congressman smith on your case... I personally and some people I know were helped within 2-3 months...

How do I reach him?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3990 on: September 13, 2021, 02:42:48 PM »
Yes, today is the last payable day in NY, meaning you have until 9/11 to certify for the past week, and then there will be no more PUA ($182), FPUC ($300), or PEUC/EB (UI extension) payments.
If one forgot to claim for one week, what's the easiest way to claim or file for backpay?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3991 on: September 13, 2021, 02:56:13 PM »
If one forgot to claim for one week, what's the easiest way to claim or file for backpay?
The only way to claim is to call in.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3992 on: September 17, 2021, 04:47:14 AM »
What is this?
It seems that even if you continue to file the old claim they will put in now the waiting week?
Doesn't NY have a 26 week limit?

Dear New Yorker:

As a reminder, federal unemployment benefits and extensions expired on September 5, 2021, per federal law. This includes the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits you were eligible for or receiving.

However, our records indicate that effective September 6, 2021, you meet the earning requirement to qualify for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits on your most recently submitted original claim. If unemployed and otherwise eligible, you can begin to certify for UI benefits on or after September 12, 2021.

You do not need to file a new claim.  You do not need to call the Telephone Claims Center.

Before any UI benefits can be paid to you, an unpaid waiting period equivalent to one full week of unemployment benefits must be served. This waiting period begins with the week ending September 12, 2021. If you work at all during this week or for other reasons do not serve a full waiting period, the waiting period extends into the next week(s). For more information about your unpaid waiting period, click here and see question I filed a claim. What next?

Please note: if you are currently working, you cannot quit your job to collect benefits as you will not be eligible.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3993 on: September 17, 2021, 08:09:31 AM »
What is this?
It seems that even if you continue to file the old claim they will put in now the waiting week?
Doesn't NY have a 26 week limit?
This is if you qualify for a new claim (had enough W2 wages that was not used in your previous claim).

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3994 on: September 17, 2021, 09:31:38 AM »
This is if you qualify for a new claim (had enough W2 wages that was not used in your previous claim).
But they write that I don't need to file a new claim?