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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #60 on: April 21, 2020, 01:12:18 PM »
No. You need to put in request for them to release the funds from your layoff date til you actually started filing.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #61 on: April 21, 2020, 01:30:00 PM »
Use the secure message center instead. One of the preset requests is to backdate claims
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #62 on: April 21, 2020, 01:35:27 PM »
No. You need to put in request for them to release the funds from your layoff date til you actually started filing.
They need to get their act together, IL backdates.
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« Reply #63 on: April 21, 2020, 01:41:00 PM »
They need to get their act together, IL backdates.
You tell them! At least now the website lets you save your progress when filing, instead of crashing at any point so you need to start over each time.
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« Reply #64 on: April 21, 2020, 01:43:08 PM »
You tell them! At least now the website lets you save your progress when filing, instead of crashing at any point so you need to start over each time.
Lets face it. If a bankrupt state like IL can do it anyone should be able to do it.  :)
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #65 on: April 21, 2020, 01:45:39 PM »
Use the secure message center instead. One of the preset requests is to backdate claims
I've been getting this question a lot. Here are basic instructions for NY:

1) Log into your UI account
2) Go to your messaging inbox
3) Click "Compose New" from the dropdown menu in the lefthand upper corner
4) Select "Certifications and Payments" as subject
5) Select "How do I claim benefits for a prior week" as secondary subject
6) In the body of your message explain that your last date of employment was X (should match that of your application), and that you haven't certified claims from that date til your first claim date, and are requesting back pay for those weeks

Note: The DOL is overwhelmed, so don't be surprised if it takes them 2-3 weeks to process. You might get a response, or you might just see the extra payments in your Payment History Schedule (Unemployment Services> View Payment History)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #66 on: April 21, 2020, 01:55:52 PM »
NY Gov Cuomo stated (in today's press conf) there are now 1000 ppl working in the UI dep and things will get better

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« Reply #67 on: April 21, 2020, 01:58:26 PM »
You tell them! At least now the website lets you save your progress when filing, instead of crashing at any point so you need to start over each time.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #68 on: April 21, 2020, 02:12:13 PM »
Lets face it. If a bankrupt state like IL can do it anyone should be able to do it.  :)
My state may be more bankrupt than yours

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #69 on: April 21, 2020, 02:13:58 PM »
NY Gov Cuomo stated (in today's press conf) there are now 1000 ppl working in the UI dep and things will get better

Up from 300, meaning 700 untrained newbies.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #70 on: April 21, 2020, 02:46:35 PM »
Up from 300, meaning 700 untrained newbies.

The "specialist" I spoke to last week knew less than I did.

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« Reply #71 on: April 21, 2020, 02:47:35 PM »
The "specialist" I spoke to last week knew less than I did.
That's because they aren't on DDF :)
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #72 on: April 21, 2020, 02:58:19 PM »
Any info on backdating unemployment in NJ?
Ordinarily you can't but on the q&a from their website it says due to the current situation You will not lose a days benefits as all claims will be backdated to your first day of employment loss.

DW filed her claim and it has the start date from the beginning of the week of filing not from the unemployment date.

Anyone know how to get this backdated or anyone have any experience with this?
 

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #73 on: April 21, 2020, 03:02:32 PM »
any way to backdate benefits in NJ?

don't see anything online

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #74 on: April 21, 2020, 03:11:03 PM »
I got in the mail a document with how much I will get 2 weeks after applying but online its still saying pending
any idea?
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