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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1395 on: May 26, 2020, 09:15:09 PM »
In NJ is there a max number of hours you can work in order to receive partial unemployment or does only the salary matter?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1396 on: May 26, 2020, 09:19:06 PM »
In NJ is there a max number of hours you can work in order to receive partial unemployment or does only the salary matter?

You need a 20% reduction in hours.
https://myunemployment.nj.gov/before/about/calculator/

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1397 on: May 27, 2020, 03:05:50 PM »
I applied in NY for a guy who was self employed and in addition had an older W-2 from earlier in 2019. As soon as I indicated that he had wages it asked for that employers name. Never asked for how much he earned in Self employed income. How can I add the SE income to his account?

On another note, how will this effect eligibility for section 8 assistance in NYC?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1398 on: May 27, 2020, 03:12:36 PM »
I applied in NY for a guy who was self employed and in addition had an older W-2 from earlier in 2019. As soon as I indicated that he had wages it asked for that employers name. Never asked for how much he earned in Self employed income. How can I add the SE income to his account?

On another note, how will this effect eligibility for section 8 assistance in NYC?

He can submit a reconsideration request, but they might choose to look at his W2 income only and leave him on regular UI instead of PUA.
NYC Section 8 Income limits: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycha/section-8/applicants.page no mention of earned vs unearned income so not sure how it will affect.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1399 on: May 27, 2020, 03:41:29 PM »
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Any way to claim/expedite backpay these days? Or need to wait for DOL to correct?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1400 on: May 27, 2020, 03:42:47 PM »
He can submit a reconsideration request, but they might choose to look at his W2 income only and leave him on regular UI instead of PUA.
NYC Section 8 Income limits: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycha/section-8/applicants.page no mention of earned vs unearned income so not sure how it will affect.

Was i wrong in mentioning his wages on the application? He wasn't employed at this job when he got unemployed, at that point he was only self employed.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1401 on: May 27, 2020, 03:47:17 PM »
Was i wrong in mentioning his wages on the application? He wasn't employed at this job when he got unemployed, at that point he was only self employed.

Not at all. They ask for all employment of the last 18 months.
In fact when someone is laid off, all employers of the last 18 months contribute even if they weren't the last one.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1402 on: May 27, 2020, 03:48:22 PM »
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Any way to claim/expedite backpay these days? Or need to wait for DOL to correct?

You can try backcert@labor.ny.gov but I wouldn't hold my breathe.
If it does work let me know.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1403 on: May 27, 2020, 03:49:46 PM »
Not at all. They ask for all employment of the last 18 months.
In fact when someone is laid off, all employers of the last 18 months contribute even if they weren't the last one.

That's very interesting. What if someone quit his job, thus not eligible for UI, later got another job and was fired. Why would the 1st ER have to contribute?
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« Reply #1404 on: May 27, 2020, 04:09:39 PM »
That's very interesting. What if someone quit his job, thus not eligible for UI, later got another job and was fired. Why would the 1st ER have to contribute?

Sorry I wasn't clear. All employers of the last 18 months who fired or laid off the employee.
NY still hasn't announced if they'll be billing employers for Covid layoffs or not...

Here it is:
https://labor.ny.gov/formsdocs/ui/P820.pdf

Unemployment Insurance benefits could potentially be charged to all employers for whom a claimant worked in their base period. The base period is either the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters prior to the quarter in which the claim is filed or last four completed calendar quarters prior to the quarter in which the claim is filed.
First, we charge benefits to the account of the last employer for whom the claimant worked before they filed the Unemployment Insurance claim. The last employer is charged for seven weeks of benefits (or the equivalent monetary amount). Next, we charge benefits to all base period employers in proportion to how much of the claimant’s total base period wages were paid by each employer.
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Any base period employer may contest these charges if the claimant was discharged due to misconduct or voluntarily quit without good cause.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1405 on: May 27, 2020, 04:11:22 PM »
Any base period employer may contest these charges if the claimant was discharged due to misconduct or voluntarily quit without good cause.

Actually after reading it again I'm not so sure...
Looks like you can only contest if "discharged due to misconduct or voluntarily quit without good cause." so if an employee quit with good cause last year in February, you'd still have to pay for him...

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1406 on: May 27, 2020, 04:13:12 PM »
You can try backcert@labor.ny.gov but I wouldn't hold my breathe.
If it does work let me know.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1407 on: May 27, 2020, 04:16:49 PM »
anyone have experience with money that was released and isn't in account?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1408 on: May 27, 2020, 04:20:25 PM »
anyone have experience with money that was released and isn't in account?

Location?
What's the release date?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1409 on: May 27, 2020, 04:20:53 PM »
anyone have experience with money that was released and isn't in account?


1. how long has it been?
2. Has DOL deposited successfully to the account in the past?
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