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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #75 on: April 21, 2020, 03:15:09 PM »
Does NY/NJ issue a debit card?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #76 on: April 21, 2020, 03:16:30 PM »
Does NY/NJ issue a debit card?
NY does. That or DD

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #77 on: April 21, 2020, 03:25:42 PM »
Does it cost the employer if a temp whose term ended goes on unemployment (now that this can be done under CARES)?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #78 on: April 21, 2020, 03:27:19 PM »
Does NY/NJ issue a debit card?

Why do you ask?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #79 on: April 21, 2020, 03:28:14 PM »
Does it cost the employer if a temp whose term ended goes on unemployment (now that this can be done under CARES)?

Wouldn’t they be getting PUA which is technically not UI?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #80 on: April 21, 2020, 04:55:56 PM »
any way to backdate benefits in NJ?

don't see anything online


It should ask you for the "Last Day of Work". I believe this should give you the ability to Claim Benefits for all weeks going back to the week of the Last Day of Work.

The Lakewood LRRC seems pretty knowledgeable. You can email or schedule a phone appointment.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #81 on: April 21, 2020, 04:59:48 PM »
Does NY/NJ issue a debit card?

NJ gives both options.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #82 on: April 21, 2020, 05:12:11 PM »
Why do you ask?
Daughter received one and was just asking.
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« Reply #83 on: April 21, 2020, 06:44:48 PM »
Daughter received one and was just asking.
Nothing to do with MS.  ;)

I thought there was a new UI method... NY issues one as well (for those who don’t provide account info for DD), idr if it was mentioned upthread.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #84 on: April 21, 2020, 09:33:41 PM »
Does it go by the state you live in, or where you had you job?

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« Reply #85 on: April 21, 2020, 09:34:42 PM »
Does it go by the state you live in, or where you had you job?
where you worked
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #86 on: April 22, 2020, 11:04:38 AM »
Really appreciate if someone can help guide me here, very confusing.

Laid off 4/17 in NY. Receiving 6 weeks severance form to fill out today, spaced out over 6 weeks. I have 21 days to sign the form. If I sign the form on the 21st day, my first of 3 payments won't hit until the 5/31 payroll. In essence, that is 30+ days passed when I was let go.

New York State Unemployment says the following:

Q: Will I be eligible for benefits if I receive my first dismissal/severance payment more than 30 days after my last day of employment?

A: Yes. If you receive your first dismissal/severance payment more than 30 days after your last day of employment, you will be able to receive Unemployment Insurance benefits if you meet the other eligibility requirements.

1) How does this work? Can I still file for unemployment on the weeks I received a severance payment into my bank account (5/31, 6/15, 6/30). It asks about gross pay over $504 but this isn't from working, and I'm unclear about how I should be going about this. My first filing was today, and I want to make sure I continue to file correctly. Anything else I should know, or does anyone else have any guidance that I can message privately?

2) Has there been any discussion of extending the extra $600 passed 7/31? Someone told me 12/31, but I think 12/31 is just the date for the extra 13 weeks of unemployment.

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« Reply #87 on: April 22, 2020, 11:15:01 AM »

1) How does this work? Can I still file for unemployment on the weeks I received a severance payment into my bank account (5/31, 6/15, 6/30). It asks about gross pay over $504 but this isn't from working, and I'm unclear about how I should be going about this. My first filing was today, and I want to make sure I continue to file correctly. Anything else I should know, or does anyone else have any guidance that I can message privately?

https://labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/dismissal-severance-pensions-faq.shtm#3
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2) Has there been any discussion of extending the extra $600 passed 7/31? Someone told me 12/31, but I think 12/31 is just the date for the extra 13 weeks of unemployment.
Has not yet been extended. If they have any seichel they won't, unless they can get a lot stricter with the work requirements.

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« Reply #88 on: April 22, 2020, 11:49:34 AM »
https://labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/dismissal-severance-pensions-faq.shtm#3
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Has not yet been extended. If they have any seichel they won't, unless they can get a lot stricter with the work requirements.

Going to contact you by email for a few questions, really appreciate the help.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #89 on: April 22, 2020, 12:27:02 PM »
What's the earliest day ui can be filed for? The current online form seems to point at 04/20/20. Can an earlier date be filed for/collected? Was just furloughed starting 04/01
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