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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #960 on: May 17, 2020, 11:00:18 PM »
There's no minimum for PUA. You'll get $231/weekly plus $600/weekly for all claims 3/28-7/31.
So theoretically speaking, if I earned $900 in 2019 I would also be eligible for $231 + $600?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #961 on: May 17, 2020, 11:05:00 PM »
So theoretically speaking, if I earned $900 in 2019 I would also be eligible for $231 + $600?

In NJ yep. I've seen approvals of 1k in income. Anyone who can provide data points for less, please let us know.
In NY you'd get $182+$600.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #962 on: May 17, 2020, 11:19:01 PM »
If you file today you can certify for the week ending in 5/17. If you file Monday you won't be able to until you get the option for backdated filings, and you'll get an error that you're trying to file while working so you'll need to log in and log back out.
I Should have listened, got a bit to busy Friday and didn't have a minute to file, i thought motz shbs and Sunday i would be able to file, but made a mistake as its only to certify claims, not to file for a new claim.

   So i guess i'm gonna try on Monday and see what happens.

 I'm officially back on the payroll today and on.  So i guess i'll wait for tom.
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« Reply #963 on: May 17, 2020, 11:22:11 PM »
I Should have listened, got a bit to busy Friday and didn't have a minute to file, i thought motz shbs and Sunday i would be able to file, but made a mistake as its only to certify claims, not to file for a new claim.

   So i guess i'm gonna try on Monday and see what happens.

 I'm officially back on the payroll today and on.  So i guess i'll wait for tom.
Are you located in NY? You can file a new application any day during business hours including Sunday.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #964 on: May 17, 2020, 11:30:18 PM »
I filed on Friday for the week ending 05/17. I see the below message when going in to certify (I am a W2 employee in NYS)...

"You are not authorized to use this system at this time. However, your authorization is being processed. Please return to our website tomorrow when your authorization will be available. Thank you."

Anyone ever seen this before? What can it mean?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #965 on: May 17, 2020, 11:32:59 PM »
Are you located in NY? You can file a new application any day during business hours including Sunday.
Yes.
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« Reply #966 on: May 17, 2020, 11:35:57 PM »
I filed on Friday for the week ending 05/17. I see the below message when going in to certify (I am a W2 employee in NYS)...

"You are not authorized to use this system at this time. However, your authorization is being processed. Please return to our website tomorrow when your authorization will be available. Thank you."

Anyone ever seen this before? What can it mean?

Yes. Had someone reach out to me with the exact same today. No idea what it could mean but I'm hoping that tomorrow means tomorrow...

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« Reply #967 on: May 17, 2020, 11:36:53 PM »
Are you located in NY? You can file a new application any day during business hours including Sunday.
Not according to what the website shows. You have a back end access to the website?

 
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« Reply #968 on: May 17, 2020, 11:38:39 PM »
Yes. Had someone reach out to me with the exact same today. No idea what it could mean but I'm hoping that tomorrow means tomorrow...
Filled it out for a family member and this is the only week where i came back today and i had the certify claim button still abvlb even though i certified my weekly claim on Thursday. Never saw that before.
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« Reply #969 on: May 17, 2020, 11:39:41 PM »
Not according to what the website shows. You have a back end access to the website?

 

This is the link for new applicants:
https://unemployment.labor.ny.gov/

Obviously you can't file now because it's past 7:30PM

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« Reply #970 on: May 17, 2020, 11:39:45 PM »
Are you located in NY? You can file a new application any day during business hours including Sunday.
Whats the business hours you have on Sunday?
  To certify a claim its all day, not for a new claim according to my understanding.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #971 on: May 17, 2020, 11:40:44 PM »
This is the link for new applicants:
https://unemployment.labor.ny.gov/

Obviously you can't file now because it's past 7:30PM
Its so weird that each website has different rules to when you can file.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #972 on: May 17, 2020, 11:43:37 PM »
Don't count your chickens just yet.
We got the exact same email a week ago and as I wrote above - 1) we only received the minimum $231 for PUA, 2) it was retroactive to the date of filing not the date of unemployment - which was 1 1/2 weeks earlier, 3) & we didn't receive any of the FPUC $600 a week.
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Im just happy to get the approval after weeks of silence. They'll get the $ right at some point.

What are you all doing? Just hoping it will all clear itself up eventually?
I had the same thing- Iím self employed and they never asked me for any income info or tax returns, now they told me to file and I see they put in the minimum amount. I just got notice that my funds went through since time I filed (not from actual unemployment) and itís missing PUA.

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« Reply #973 on: May 17, 2020, 11:43:45 PM »
Its so weird that each website has different rules to when you can file.

Apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits (file a claim -- your claim is processed faster when you file online) and access other online services; Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Weekends from 12:01 a.m. Saturday through 7:00 p.m. Sunday.

Claim weekly benefits (certify for benefits) from: Sunday from 12:01 a.m. to midnight; Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to midnight; and Saturday from 12:01 a.m. to midnight.

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« Reply #974 on: May 18, 2020, 12:01:22 AM »
Not according to what the website shows. You have a back end access to the website?

 
Apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits (file a claim -- your claim is processed faster when you file online) and access other online services; Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Weekends from 12:01 a.m. Saturday through 7:00 p.m. Sunday.

Claim weekly benefits (certify for benefits) from: Sunday from 12:01 a.m. to midnight; Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to midnight; and Saturday from 12:01 a.m. to midnight.
And this end says you cant file on Sunday! Go figure.
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« Reply #975 on: May 18, 2020, 12:04:04 AM »
And this end says you cant file on Sunday! Go figure.

It's probably and old landing page. They've changed the hours since Covid.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #976 on: May 18, 2020, 12:06:35 AM »
URGENT!
NYS SENDS OUT EMAILS WITH DOCU SIGN IN IT FOR THOSE WHO NEED TO REQUEST BACKPAY. BY ME AND MY WIFE IT WAS SEND ON MAY 12 ALREADY AND I FOUND IT NOW IN MY SPAM FOLDER. CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER.



SUBJECT LINE IS "Action Required - NYS DOL Certification for Back Week Payments"


NYS Department of Labor via DocuSign <dse@docusign.net>

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« Reply #977 on: May 18, 2020, 12:16:25 AM »
URGENT!
NYS SENDS OUT EMAILS WITH DOCU SIGN IN IT FOR THOSE WHO NEED TO REQUEST BACKPAY. BY ME AND MY WIFE IT WAS SEND ON MAY 12 ALREADY AND I FOUND IT NOW IN MY SPAM FOLDER. CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER.



SUBJECT LINE IS "Action Required - NYS DOL Certification for Back Week Payments"


NYS Department of Labor via DocuSign <dse@docusign.net>
Thanks will check now.
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« Reply #978 on: May 18, 2020, 12:59:39 AM »
URGENT!
NYS SENDS OUT EMAILS WITH DOCU SIGN IN IT FOR THOSE WHO NEED TO REQUEST BACKPAY. BY ME AND MY WIFE IT WAS SEND ON MAY 12 ALREADY AND I FOUND IT NOW IN MY SPAM FOLDER. CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER.



SUBJECT LINE IS "Action Required - NYS DOL Certification for Back Week Payments"


NYS Department of Labor via DocuSign <dse@docusign.net>
Nothing doing as of yet. I guess i'll keep an eye on the spam email.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #979 on: May 18, 2020, 08:40:37 AM »
Self employed in NJ.  Just got the $600 for last weeks payment.