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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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:
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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 #150 on: April 24, 2020, 12:15:53 AM »
I thought I was approved and got $0 then 2 weeks in they said fill out PUA form.
How were you told to fill out a PUA form - email, phone?
I only received the above-quoted email saying to just wait.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #151 on: April 24, 2020, 12:16:34 AM »
I applied for regular unemployment at the beginning of April expecting to be denied so that I can apply for PUA. Yesterday the site was updated and shows that I was approved. Not sure how/why
Did you have W2 income in 2019 even though you were self-employed after? Seen this where they had previous wages in the system and just went by that.

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« Reply #152 on: April 24, 2020, 12:17:24 AM »
How were you told to fill out a PUA form - email, phone?
I only received the above-quoted email saying to just wait.
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« Reply #153 on: April 24, 2020, 12:19:40 AM »
Did you have W2 income in 2019 even though you were self-employed after? Seen this where they had previous wages in the system and just went by that.
I actually had W2 from 2018 and it asked me if I was claiming against that company. If you checked the wrong employer maybe thats what happened.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #154 on: April 24, 2020, 12:27:10 AM »
I actually had W2 from 2018 and it asked me if I was claiming against that company. If you checked the wrong employer maybe thats what happened.
Based on the application instructions, you are supposed to select all employers from the last 18 months. Most of 2018 would be too far back, but if you had a 2019 employer it's definitely possible.

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« Reply #155 on: April 24, 2020, 12:31:20 AM »
Based on the application instructions, you are supposed to select all employers from the last 18 months. Most of 2018 would be too far back, but if you had a 2019 employer it's definitely possible.

I missed that I guess. I left that place in December  2018. The guy didnt pay his Workers Comp and other Labor Dept expenses. They have a judgment against the company so doubt it would make a difference.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #156 on: April 24, 2020, 12:35:15 AM »
Anyone got the additional $600 in NJ yet?

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« Reply #157 on: April 24, 2020, 12:39:49 AM »

I missed that I guess. I left that place in December  2018. The guy didnt pay his Workers Comp and other Labor Dept expenses. They have a judgment against the company so doubt it would make a difference.
That far back they would probably want you to go on PUA and declare your own income anyway.
I understand that in peace-time it makes sense to go 18 months back, but now with PUA it's just annoying and complicates things.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #158 on: April 24, 2020, 12:40:35 AM »
Anyone got the additional $600 in NJ yet?
i know someone in NJ getting.  but he was a w2 employee getting regular as well

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #159 on: April 24, 2020, 12:41:58 AM »

Thanks. Regular DD came a couple of days ago, no sign of the extra $600 yet.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #160 on: April 24, 2020, 12:46:03 AM »
Did you have W2 income in 2019 even though you were self-employed after?

I am still on W2, but not qualified for regular unemployment because I'm clergy.

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« Reply #161 on: April 24, 2020, 01:06:51 AM »
Thanks. Regular DD came a couple of days ago, no sign of the extra $600 yet.
hopefully tomorrow is your lucky day ;)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #162 on: April 24, 2020, 01:10:00 AM »
I am still on W2, but not qualified for regular unemployment because I'm clergy.
Are you asking if you get the PUA on the parsonage?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #163 on: April 24, 2020, 02:38:09 AM »
Can anyone please guide me regarding PUA? I was self employed/contractor. I live in NJ. I was approved for 0$ benefit rate. I am completely lost and not sure who to talk to.

thank you!

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« Reply #164 on: April 24, 2020, 03:03:07 AM »
Can anyone please guide me regarding PUA? I was self employed/contractor. I live in NJ. I was approved for 0$ benefit rate. I am completely lost and not sure who to talk to.

thank you!
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