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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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

« Last edited by cgr on July 27, 2020, 09:20:28 PM »

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #675 on: May 11, 2020, 06:38:35 PM »

in nj? source?

Calling all NJ residents on UI: can you be my source?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #676 on: May 11, 2020, 06:54:36 PM »
Calling all NJ residents on UI: can you be my source?
I'm in NJ.

I'll repost what I wrote above. It may help.

Important data point.
When we finally received that email 2 days ago to fill out a new simple form, it asked us to certify separately for each week of unemployment, even though we already re-certified for all those weeks previously.
So my guess is that even those having trouble re-certifying will eventually be able to when they get the link to the new form.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #677 on: May 11, 2020, 07:01:30 PM »
What form to fill out ?

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« Reply #678 on: May 11, 2020, 09:16:16 PM »
The easiest way to certify is by phone its automated and most importantly you can do it whenever you want It goes very quick

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #679 on: May 11, 2020, 09:18:26 PM »
The easiest way to certify is by phone its automated and most importantly you can do it whenever you want It goes very quick
Not Whenever you want, there are also some restrictions.
But a lot more flexible than online.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #680 on: May 11, 2020, 09:19:22 PM »
I was in the midst of starting a business and about to start advertising when the pandemic started,  Is there anyway for me to claim unemployment? I did sell a few products before and did make a couple of hundred dollars between jan and april. I was not planning to file taxes on that income because this venture looks like it may get pushed off for the long while. How would I go about proving my income amount what would be sufficent?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #681 on: May 11, 2020, 09:53:03 PM »
I was in the midst of starting a business and about to start advertising when the pandemic started,  Is there anyway for me to claim unemployment? I did sell a few products before and did make a couple of hundred dollars between jan and april. I was not planning to file taxes on that income because this venture looks like it may get pushed off for the long while. How would I go about proving my income amount what would be sufficent?

You should file because you're legally entitled to it. I suggest you submit a business plan with a P&L of the sales you've made so far. Chances are you'll recieve the PUA minimum but that will be supplemented by the $600/weekly.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #683 on: May 12, 2020, 09:48:05 AM »
Not Whenever you want, there are also some restrictions.
But a lot more flexible than online.

can you certify by phone in NJ? I thought message said it has to be online now?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #684 on: May 12, 2020, 11:06:00 AM »
can you certify by phone in NJ? I thought message said it has to be online now?
You can only certify by phone if you're eligible for reg unemployment. If you're only eligible for PUA then it has to be done online

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #685 on: May 12, 2020, 11:46:15 AM »
You can only certify by phone if you're eligible for reg unemployment. If you're only eligible for PUA then it has to be done online

so if one missed their slot online this week they can call and re-certify for reg unemployment?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #686 on: May 12, 2020, 12:15:40 PM »
so if one missed their slot online this week they can call and re-certify for reg unemployment?
I believe so. Not 100% sure. Why don't you try? It's an automated system

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« Reply #687 on: May 12, 2020, 12:46:13 PM »
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« Reply #688 on: May 12, 2020, 01:09:36 PM »
Thank you @cgr for all your efforts on behalf of everyone here. If anyone would like to show him appreciation, click here:

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@Iz thanks! I created that mainly to prevent burnout...
And just to correct your grammar the correct pronoun here is her/she, not him/he ;)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #689 on: May 12, 2020, 01:35:19 PM »
@Iz thanks! I created that mainly to prevent burnout...
And just to correct your grammar the correct pronoun here is her/she, not him/he ;)
On DDF we always assume him/he until proven otherwise  ;)