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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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

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

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #90 on: April 22, 2020, 12:43:40 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
Yes. You can backdate claims to your layoff date.

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 #91 on: April 22, 2020, 12:44:25 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
Make sure when you file your initial application do indicate last day worked as 4/1 so that you don't run into troubles when seeking backpay.

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« Reply #92 on: April 22, 2020, 01:09:37 PM »
Make sure when you file your initial application do indicate last day worked as 4/1 so that you don't run into troubles when seeking backpay.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #93 on: April 22, 2020, 01:27:25 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
Every state seems different. They don't ask for last day worked?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #94 on: April 22, 2020, 03:37:06 PM »
If filed for UI in NY because lack of work and want from now on to file for PUE beacause need to care for kids who are home because of school closure, Do I need to file new claim or by weekly certification should be different options to choose from?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #95 on: April 22, 2020, 03:43:04 PM »
If filed for UI in NY because lack of work and want from now on to file for PUE beacause need to care for kids who are home because of school closure, Do I need to file new claim or by weekly certification should be different options to choose from?
There's regular UI for W2 employees, and PUA for others. The reason for your unemployment doesn't change which program you're on.

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« Reply #96 on: April 22, 2020, 03:47:09 PM »
There's regular UI for W2 employees, and PUA for others. The reason for your unemployment doesn't change which program you're on.
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It is under PUA
https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/pandemic-unemployment-assistance.pdf

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« Reply #97 on: April 22, 2020, 03:53:54 PM »
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It is under PUA
https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/pandemic-unemployment-assistance.pdf

Did you read the header?

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history, and others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency.

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« Reply #98 on: April 22, 2020, 03:55:32 PM »
Did you read the header?

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history, and others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency.
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Primary caregiver for child unable to attend school or another facility
closed due to COVID-19
This chart is only for PUA

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« Reply #100 on: April 22, 2020, 03:57:07 PM »
This chart is only for PUA
Correct. You're only eligible for standard UI or PUA based on employment history. You can't jump around between the two.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #101 on: April 22, 2020, 04:02:42 PM »
what if you got fired and than filed for unemployment and than work offered teletherapy how do you switch to PUA if you cant do teletherapy bec dealing with kids?

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« Reply #102 on: April 22, 2020, 04:03:29 PM »
Correct. You're only eligible for standard UI or PUA based on employment history. You can't jump around between the two.
WHy not?
Originaly my Employer fired me because no work, now he is open again nut I cant go because school closure, why do you think that can't change?
I'm not asking opinions want to know if someone knows facts

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« Reply #103 on: April 22, 2020, 04:03:56 PM »
what if you got fired and than filed for unemployment and than work offered teletherapy how do you switch to PUA if you cant do teletherapy bec dealing with kids?
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« Reply #104 on: April 22, 2020, 04:09:23 PM »
what if you got fired and than filed for unemployment and than work offered teletherapy how do you switch to PUA if you cant do teletherapy bec dealing with kids?
You cannot switch to PUA. If you're refusing to take a job offered you're not eligible for unemployment.

Again, regular UI and PUA are determined by type of previous employment, not by reason of unemployment. Even if the reason for unemployment changes, your previous employment history doesn't change.