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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #825 on: May 14, 2020, 04:05:28 PM »
This is probably what happened to my friend. @cgr

Did you check what happens when she tries this?
This is the link for everyone in NY: https://unemployment.labor.ny.gov/login
If she can apply through here let her do so, but if it tells her she already did she's good.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #826 on: May 14, 2020, 04:10:36 PM »
I applied and was told I need to call to finish the application.

Can I let it wait till the call center eases up a bit or is there a need to get this application completed ASAP?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #827 on: May 14, 2020, 04:16:23 PM »
I applied and was told I need to call to finish the application.

Can I let it wait till the call center eases up a bit or is there a need to get this application completed ASAP?

You basically have no choice but to wait, there’s no way to speak to someone there unless they call you (from a blocked number).
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #828 on: May 14, 2020, 04:17:18 PM »
Did you check what happens when she tries this?
She gets this message...

Submission Confirmed

Submitted: 5/12/20, 8:05 AM

Thank you for submitting your Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claim with the New York State Department of Labor.
If necessary, a Department of Labor representative will contact you to complete your claim. You do not need to contact the Department of Labor – we will contact you at the number that is listed on your claim. To confirm that the caller is from the Department of Labor, the representative will verify the date you filed your claim.

*IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ AND PRINT THIS PAGE FOR YOUR RECORDS*

Continue to Certify for Weekly Benefits

You must claim weekly benefits for each week you are unemployed and meet the eligibility requirements. This is also called “certifying for benefits.” You can start claiming as soon as you submit your application, and every week following, even as you wait for confirmation that you have been approved. Go towww.labor.ny.gov/signin.
During this process, you are confirming that you were unemployed for all or part of the past week and that you met all other conditions of receiving benefits.
See more information about certifying for weekly benefits.
Please Note: If you created an NY.gov account with the Department of Labor for the first time when you filed your claim, or if you reused an older Department of Labor account, please continue to use that account when you sign in to certify for benefits.


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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #829 on: May 14, 2020, 04:30:08 PM »
same here

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #830 on: May 14, 2020, 04:31:40 PM »
She gets this message...

Submission Confirmed

Submitted: 5/12/20, 8:05 AM

Thank you for submitting your Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claim with the New York State Department of Labor.
If necessary, a Department of Labor representative will contact you to complete your claim. You do not need to contact the Department of Labor – we will contact you at the number that is listed on your claim. To confirm that the caller is from the Department of Labor, the representative will verify the date you filed your claim.

*IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ AND PRINT THIS PAGE FOR YOUR RECORDS*

Continue to Certify for Weekly Benefits

You must claim weekly benefits for each week you are unemployed and meet the eligibility requirements. This is also called “certifying for benefits.” You can start claiming as soon as you submit your application, and every week following, even as you wait for confirmation that you have been approved. Go towww.labor.ny.gov/signin.
During this process, you are confirming that you were unemployed for all or part of the past week and that you met all other conditions of receiving benefits.
See more information about certifying for weekly benefits.
Please Note: If you created an NY.gov account with the Department of Labor for the first time when you filed your claim, or if you reused an older Department of Labor account, please continue to use that account when you sign in to certify for benefits.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #831 on: May 14, 2020, 04:34:21 PM »
Answer the first question honestly.
Last day worked enter your last FT date of employment (that date in Mid-March)
That doesnt seem to work. Getting this message:
Cannot claim at this time
Your application for unemployment insurance benefits cannot be processed because you indicated you worked during the current week, but the date you entered as your last day worked is in a prior week.

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« Reply #832 on: May 14, 2020, 04:49:58 PM »
She gets this message...

Submission Confirmed

Submitted: 5/12/20, 8:05 AM

Thank you for submitting your Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claim with the New York State Department of Labor.
If necessary, a Department of Labor representative will contact you to complete your claim. You do not need to contact the Department of Labor – we will contact you at the number that is listed on your claim. To confirm that the caller is from the Department of Labor, the representative will verify the date you filed your claim.

*IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ AND PRINT THIS PAGE FOR YOUR RECORDS*

Continue to Certify for Weekly Benefits

You must claim weekly benefits for each week you are unemployed and meet the eligibility requirements. This is also called “certifying for benefits.” You can start claiming as soon as you submit your application, and every week following, even as you wait for confirmation that you have been approved. Go towww.labor.ny.gov/signin.
During this process, you are confirming that you were unemployed for all or part of the past week and that you met all other conditions of receiving benefits.
See more information about certifying for weekly benefits.
Please Note: If you created an NY.gov account with the Department of Labor for the first time when you filed your claim, or if you reused an older Department of Labor account, please continue to use that account when you sign in to certify for benefits.

I think she should be good. Legally they're supposed to put someone on standard UI and only if deemed ineligible will they be put on PUA.

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« Reply #833 on: May 14, 2020, 04:53:31 PM »
That doesnt seem to work. Getting this message:
Cannot claim at this time
Your application for unemployment insurance benefits cannot be processed because you indicated you worked during the current week, but the date you entered as your last day worked is in a prior week.


Log out and log back in. For some reason that magically fixes the issue.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #834 on: May 14, 2020, 04:55:50 PM »
I think she should be good. Legally they're supposed to put someone on standard UI and only if deemed ineligible will they be put on PUA.

if so, the question is, why go through the long process if can take the shortcut?
Since they dont ask for w2 info, Im assuming they give the minimum + 600. Second question then, how much should you have made last quarter that it would pay to out in the info in the reg ui application?

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« Reply #835 on: May 14, 2020, 05:01:12 PM »
if so, the question is, why go through the long process if can take the shortcut?
Since they dont ask for w2 info, Im assuming they give the minimum + 600. Second question then, how much should you have made last quarter that it would pay to out in the info in the reg ui application?

They have the W2 info from taxes filed. They only ask for it if they can't locate.

You can only put in info if they ask for it. You might be able to file for reconsideration if you have additional 1099 income (and they only picked up on your W2 income), but I doubt they'll consider it, as they're supposed to keep you on regular UI instead of PUA if possible.

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« Reply #836 on: May 14, 2020, 05:02:51 PM »
For those of you looking for in depth UI info, check out the link in my signature below.
Includes NY, NJ, and others.

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« Reply #837 on: May 14, 2020, 05:04:23 PM »
They have the W2 info from taxes filed. They only ask for it if they can't locate.

You can only put in info if they ask for it. You might be able to file for reconsideration if you have additional 1099 income (and they only picked up on your W2 income), but I doubt they'll consider it, as they're supposed to keep you on regular UI instead of PUA if possible.
but if they're accepting pua applications right away, does that mean they will look for w2 themselves and not just give the minimum?

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« Reply #838 on: May 14, 2020, 05:07:01 PM »
but if they're accepting pua applications right away, does that mean they will look for w2 themselves and not just give the minimum?

Yes. Otherwise you'll get a $0 benefit determination and you'll need to submit a reconsideration.

I have a feeling all those who are receiving the PUA notice but filed based on W2 wages completed the second optional part. They include that to let applicants submit information in advance so you don't need to wait for them to reach out to you. They look at the first section first anyway so chances are the DOL will never even take the second part into account.

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« Reply #839 on: May 14, 2020, 05:10:16 PM »
im not sure what you're referring to first option/second option.
If you google ny unemployment it takes you to straight to unemployment assistance, and they only give you 1 application to do. The pua app.