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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #1380 on: May 26, 2020, 04:07:26 PM »
Anyone receive a notice in the mail that they worked in a school system and possibly won't receive a payment for the summer months ,along with a questionnaire to fill out?
How are you going about it?
Technically we were laid off without a return date and so should not be considered vacation leave
Notice from who? What does your contract say regarding payments of summer months?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1381 on: May 26, 2020, 04:15:31 PM »
Notice from who? What does your contract say regarding payments of summer months?
notice from DOL, the contract is officially a 10 month contract, Wich does not include the summer, although we were let off without a return date
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« Reply #1382 on: May 26, 2020, 04:28:23 PM »
although we were let off without a return date
This has nothing to do with the end of your contract (job expires end of school year, Coronavirus / school closure aside)..

notice from DOL, the contract is officially a 10 month contract, Wich does not include the summer,
Per that contract, you were never supposed to be working in the summer, so you can't collect unemployment.

If you had another contract for summer work and that was cancelled, you can possibly get PUA.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1383 on: May 26, 2020, 05:03:14 PM »
No idea why some are able to proceed while others are not. Odd.
How would you certify for 1 day if you're fully employed?
For example today I would certify that I worked 2 days? Monday and Tues?
Would that suffice?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1384 on: May 26, 2020, 05:12:49 PM »
For example today I would certify that I worked 2 days? Monday and Tues?
Would that suffice?


I can't remember offhand if you get to recertify for the week certified on the application or not. Anyone remember?

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« Reply #1385 on: May 26, 2020, 05:14:01 PM »
I can't remember offhand if you get to recertify for the week certified on the application or not. Anyone remember?

Although you might be right- I'm pretty certain that the only certification that comes with the application is the first "waiting week" which dates all the way back to your last date worked.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1386 on: May 26, 2020, 05:43:21 PM »
This has nothing to do with the end of your contract (job expires end of school year, Coronavirus / school closure aside)..
Per that contract, you were never supposed to be working in the summer, so you can't collect unemployment.

If you had another contract for summer work and that was cancelled, you can possibly get PUA.
What if I worked the last 8 years in the schools summer program, but can't this year, does that make a dif?

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« Reply #1387 on: May 26, 2020, 05:54:11 PM »
What if I worked the last 8 years in the schools summer program, but can't this year, does that make a dif?
If you have a letter of intent / proof you were supposed to have been hired for this summer as well, sure.

If you’re just basing off circumstantial evidence (worked there in the past, no reason to not have been hired now), I doubt it.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1388 on: May 26, 2020, 06:51:14 PM »
This has nothing to do with the end of your contract (job expires end of school year, Coronavirus / school closure aside)..
Per that contract, you were never supposed to be working in the summer, so you can't collect unemployment.

If you had another contract for summer work and that was cancelled, you can possibly get PUA.
(small edit- there was no contract in my case,(it's month to month)) it's pretty clear from the questionnaire sent that it's not necessarily contingent on whether  I was supposed to work in the summer,but rather if I can expect to return to the same job after vacation,
If one is let off indefinitely in June,it would appear its no longer considered vacation period  between successive terms
See here as well

: What constitutes reasonable assurance if I am a ‘regular’ employee?

A: You would have reasonable assurance of a job, if you receive:

A letter for hire
A letter for re-hire
Verbal assurance that you are to return to work for the following term
Or
If you have a history of re-hire (unless you have been told that you will not return) AND you can expect to earn at least 90% of the prior term's wages and benefits
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1389 on: May 26, 2020, 07:09:54 PM »
Does partial unemployment receive the full minimum of 182 in NY and the full 600? or does it all get pro-rated?

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« Reply #1390 on: May 26, 2020, 07:11:03 PM »
It's pretty clear from the questionnaire sent that it's not necessarily contingent on whether I was supposed to work in the summer, but rather if I can expect to return to the same job after vacation,

Found this upthread- apparently it's been discussed:

A college professor who had been teaching Spring Semester classes was assigned to teach Sumner classes but they were cancelled due to the virus. When does she apply? When Spring 2020 ends (and she is now unemployed) or when the Summer semester would have started...?

Does she usually get paid for the break?

No.

Looks like she can file from when the semester ends. See below.

https://www.jobs.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/unemployment-guidance-for-teachers-and-other-school-employees.shtm


So to sum it up:
If you usually get paid for 12 months and are laid off, you're eligible during summertime even if you're going back in September.
If you usually get paid for 10 months and are laid off, you're eligible during summertime as long as you don't have a definite job in September.

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« Reply #1391 on: May 26, 2020, 07:11:35 PM »
Does partial unemployment receive the full minimum of 182 in NY and the full 600? or does it all get pro-rated?

25% deduction from your weekly benefit rate for each day worked.
$600 is a flat amount.

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« Reply #1392 on: May 26, 2020, 07:13:44 PM »
25% deduction from your weekly benefit rate for each day worked.
$600 is a flat amount.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1393 on: May 26, 2020, 07:45:03 PM »
Although you might be right- I'm pretty certain that the only certification that comes with the application is the first "waiting week" which dates all the way back to your last date worked.

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I think I was able to sign up, right before the page crashed on me.
  Now I would need to certify at least one week for all the weeks to come in I suppose?
 So I would do that tonight if I can, if not I'll try tomorrow and write how many days I worked so far from the day I certified?
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« Reply #1394 on: May 26, 2020, 07:50:41 PM »
Now I would need to certify at least one week for all the weeks to come in I suppose?

No. You'll need to certify for each missed week. Either via your account if you have the option available, or if you don't you'll need to wait for the DOL email.