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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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

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.

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

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2020, 10:44:14 PM »


Also if she turns down the work because there is no daycare now does that preclude her from stating she is willing and able to work?

https://www.nj.gov/labor/assets/PDFs/NJWorkersFAQs.pdf

Seems you should be able to get PUA

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2020, 10:49:44 PM »
yes they will, just received statement, it says $715 weekly benefit $866 partial weekly benefit
Based on this, NJ employees have a decent incentive to keep working a few days a week, while NY employees have more of an incentive to give up their jobs completely.

I'm not at all encouraged by the number of people willing to give up work in exchange for 600+. (I don't blame them. Just pointing out to those who said that people will want jobs over money). I think that clause will go down as one of the bigger mistakes in economic history.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2020, 10:50:52 PM »
$713 is the base rate. You get only 60%. The actual maximum benefit is only around 430.
Meaning that's the max wages taken into account? That's a different story altogether. (Although still liking the 20% increase for working partially, and $430 for NJ is not bad if NY is only at $504)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #48 on: April 20, 2020, 10:55:01 PM »
$713 is the base rate. You get only 60%. The actual maximum benefit is only around 430.
No. That is incorrect. It's 60% up to a maximum of $713 for 2020.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #49 on: April 20, 2020, 10:56:07 PM »
Based on this, NJ employees have a decent incentive to keep working a few days a week, while NY employees have more of an incentive to give up their jobs completely.

I'm not at all encouraged by the number of people willing to give up work in exchange for 600+. (I don't blame them. Just pointing out to those who said that people will want jobs over money). I think that clause will go down as one of the bigger mistakes in economic history.
A reason why people would take $600 over work is just because it's pretty much impossible to work without child care anyways.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2020, 10:56:33 PM »
No. That is incorrect. It's 60% up to a maximum of $713 for 2020.
You are right I deleted that.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2020, 10:58:07 PM »
If my hours got sliced into less than half, but I still work every day can I be eligible for partial unemployment? Or do I need to tell my boss I can only do 3 days for those hours?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #52 on: April 20, 2020, 11:03:57 PM »
If my hours got sliced into less than half, but I still work every day can I be eligible for partial unemployment? Or do I need to tell my boss I can only do 3 days for those hours?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #53 on: April 20, 2020, 11:11:01 PM »
If my hours got sliced into less than half, but I still work every day can I be eligible for partial unemployment? Or do I need to tell my boss I can only do 3 days for those hours?



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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #54 on: April 20, 2020, 11:12:40 PM »
If my hours got sliced into less than half, but I still work every day can I be eligible for partial unemployment? Or do I need to tell my boss I can only do 3 days for those hours?
From what was quoted upthread in NJ it depends on hours worked not days and in NY it depends you will need to work 3 days or less and have a reduction in hours.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2020, 12:52:31 PM »
I need to call in NYS labor dept to claim unemployment for 3 weeks ago. Anyone with recent experience how long wait time is now?
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« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2020, 12:55:26 PM »
I need to call in NYS labor dept to claim unemployment for 3 weeks ago. Anyone with recent experience how long wait time is now?
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Use the secure message center instead. One of the preset requests is to backdate claims

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #58 on: April 21, 2020, 01:03:07 PM »
Use the secure message center instead. One of the preset requests is to backdate claims
They don't backdate automatically?
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #59 on: April 21, 2020, 01:10:05 PM »
They don't backdate automatically?
No. You need to put in request for them to release the funds from your layoff date til you actually started filing.