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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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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You can email @cgr at chaiplus1@gmail.com for help with any unemployment questions.


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 #1140 on: May 19, 2020, 03:30:51 PM »
fair enough :)
Just triple check the number before you hit dial.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1141 on: May 19, 2020, 04:04:14 PM »
When applying for partial unemployment in NJ,
1.When is last date worked? Is it the last day of FULL work or the current day since the person is still partially employed?
2.If a school paid salary in full through April 30, is the last day of work the last day paid or the actual last day in the building?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1142 on: May 19, 2020, 04:09:24 PM »
When applying for partial unemployment in NJ,
1.When is last date worked? Is it the last day of FULL work or the current day since the person is still partially employed?
2.If a school paid salary in full through April 30, is the last day of work the last day paid or the actual last day in the building?

1) last full day worked if you want an opportunity to see the $ for missed certifications
2) check the pay period covered by that last check

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1143 on: May 19, 2020, 04:12:43 PM »
1) last full day worked if you want an opportunity to see the $ for missed certifications
2) check the pay period covered by that last check
School paid in full through April 30, even though no one was in the school building. So I would say last day worked April 30, right? And that would be called regular pay- not continuance or anything else?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1144 on: May 19, 2020, 04:20:25 PM »
School paid in full through April 30, even though no one was in the school building. So I would say last day worked April 30, right? And that would be called regular pay- not continuance or anything else?

Continuance pay is considered wages so they won't care.
If the school reported on the paycheck that it's to cover the period up until 4/30, they probably didn't show a reduction in hours on their end, and thereby she'd only be eligible for UI once they a) stopped paying her or b) they started paying her less in comparison to a similar period.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1145 on: May 19, 2020, 04:22:16 PM »
Continuance pay is considered wages so they won't care.
If the school reported on the paycheck that it's to cover the period up until 4/30, they probably didn't show a reduction in hours on their end, and thereby she'd only be eligible for UI once they a) stopped paying her or b) they started paying her less in comparison to a similar period.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1146 on: May 19, 2020, 04:37:04 PM »
But you're able to certify weekly?
Pro tip: if that ID request letter has a fax # where you can return it, do so with whatever they asked for. I'm noticing that communication (regardless if necessary) means that a live person reviews your account.

Letter specifically says not to fax IDs because it wont be clear. And yes, they let me keep claiming benefits despite the letter.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1147 on: May 19, 2020, 07:03:35 PM »
@cgr I'm confused. Is the maximum amount of weeks for the $600 payments 13 weeks? Because from what I understand, it's payable from Apr. 5 through July 31, which is a total of 17 weeks. So is a person eligible for these funds only for 13 weeks (provided they fall between those dates), or can they receive the $600 for the full 17 weeks?
What is the maximum amount of weeks one can rec' add'l $600?
I'm confused between the references of PEUC/PUA and talk about an extra 13 wks, etc.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1148 on: May 19, 2020, 07:10:25 PM »
@cgr I'm confused. Is the maximum amount of weeks for the $600 payments 13 weeks? Because from what I understand, it's payable from Apr. 5 through July 31, which is a total of 17 weeks. So is a person eligible for these funds only for 13 weeks (provided they fall between those dates), or can they receive the $600 for the full 17 weeks?
What is the maximum amount of weeks one can rec' add'l $600?
I'm confused between the references of PEUC/PUA and talk about an extra 13 wks, etc.
Thank you!
NY:
Regular UI- rates range between $104 and $504. Available for 26 weeks
PUA- rates range between $182 and $504. Available for 39 weeks (you only get 26 to start with)
FPUC- $600 available with each valid UI or PUA claim from 3/30-7/31
PEUC- additional 13 weeks of UI granted to all claimants who have exhausted their original 26 weeks

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1149 on: May 19, 2020, 07:44:58 PM »
Any thoughts on the safety of sending SSN by fax?

It's actually much safer than email etc. Many medical estabkish,emts only send data via fax not email for this reason.

[Although nowadays most ppl fwd their fax to their email so not sure if its secure]

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1150 on: May 19, 2020, 07:47:51 PM »
It's actually much safer than email etc. Many medical estabkish,emts only send data via fax not email for this reason.

[Although nowadays most ppl fwd their fax to their email so not sure if its secure]

Not really true. Fax isnt secure at all, and while email doesnt have built in end-to-end encryption, I would trust e.g. gmail > gmail to be more secure than a phone line.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1151 on: May 19, 2020, 07:53:14 PM »
OTOH I'd find it more exciting to hack an email than to hack a fax machine :)
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1152 on: May 19, 2020, 08:09:10 PM »
Did anyone get through to NJ unemployment? How?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1153 on: May 19, 2020, 08:11:40 PM »
OTOH I'd find it more exciting to hack an email than to hack a fax machine :)

Hacking a fax machine reminds me of phreaking, now that was cool!  8) 8)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1154 on: May 19, 2020, 09:10:19 PM »
Just got a text message from nys labor.
Has anyone else got one?
Told me benefit can now be paid. No request for personal info.
Anyone else got one?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1155 on: May 19, 2020, 09:11:44 PM »
Just got a text message from nys labor.
Has anyone else got one?
Told me benefit can now be paid. No request for personal info.
Anyone else got one?


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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1156 on: May 19, 2020, 09:21:14 PM »
Thx,
Was not sure if it was legit

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1157 on: May 19, 2020, 09:22:30 PM »
They may be burning the midnight oil.Text came in at 9.08 pm

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« Reply #1158 on: May 19, 2020, 09:55:47 PM »
Thx,
Was not sure if it was legit

It's legit, comes around the same time as the email.

They may be burning the midnight oil.Text came in at 9.08 pm

These things get processed in queues.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1159 on: May 19, 2020, 10:14:53 PM »
NY:
Regular UI- rates range between $104 and $504. Available for 26 weeks
PUA- rates range between $182 and $504. Available for 39 weeks (you only get 26 to start with)
FPUC- $600 available with each valid UI or PUA claim from 3/30-7/31
PEUC- additional 13 weeks of UI granted to all claimants who have exhausted their original 26 weeks

So is 18 the maximum amount of weeks one can possibly receive the $600/wk (3/30-7/31=18 wks)?