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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #1440 on: May 28, 2020, 12:55:40 PM »
In NY one of the questions asked is if the reason for filing is coronavirus related.
Then it asks if your willing and able to work, while I understand that UI require you to be able and ready, technically would that be not able because of taking care of Covid....?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1441 on: May 28, 2020, 03:07:30 PM »
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Any way to claim/expedite backpay these days? Or need to wait for DOL to correct?
my effective days remaining just went down drastically (I assume to match up with back pay) but no update on payment history,all that shows is payment actually received (since I applied) and last week worked.
Is that normal?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1442 on: May 28, 2020, 03:15:50 PM »
my effective days remaining just went down drastically (I assume to match up with back pay) but no update on payment history,all that shows is payment actually received (since I applied) and last week worked.
Is that normal?
Ye. Backpay should be coming through soon.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1443 on: May 28, 2020, 03:20:03 PM »
Ye. Backpay should be coming through soon.
be'h,thanks
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1444 on: May 28, 2020, 04:24:36 PM »
I mistakenly entered a wrong amount in wages earned which resulted in a $0 net payment. How o I correct this to be [aid for that week?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1445 on: May 28, 2020, 04:25:40 PM »
I mistakenly entered a wrong amount in wages earned which resulted in a $0 net payment. How o I correct this to be [aid for that week?

For certification corrections only option is a phone call.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1446 on: May 28, 2020, 04:30:43 PM »
For certification corrections only option is a phone call.
Thank you!  What number do I call for NJ?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1447 on: May 28, 2020, 04:59:52 PM »
In NJ, about how long after certifying for the week do the funds show up?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1448 on: May 28, 2020, 05:33:55 PM »
In NJ, about how long after certifying for the week do the funds show up?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1449 on: May 28, 2020, 05:39:50 PM »

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1450 on: May 30, 2020, 10:37:20 PM »
Does anyone know where in the NYS UI website I can find a claim number? Filed under the old system (beginning of April) if that makes a difference.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1451 on: May 30, 2020, 11:40:00 PM »
Does anyone know where in the NYS UI website I can find a claim number? Filed under the old system (beginning of April) if that makes a difference.

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My understanding is that they don't issue one.

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« Reply #1452 on: May 30, 2020, 11:41:16 PM »
My understanding is that they don't issue one.
That would explain why I can't find it :) thanks!
So if I want to send them a fax to try and get them to send the docusign for previous weeks, I should just send it with my own info (name, ssn, etc) and hope they find it?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1453 on: May 30, 2020, 11:41:53 PM »
my effective days remaining just went down drastically (I assume to match up with back pay) but no update on payment history,all that shows is payment actually received (since I applied) and last week worked.
Is that normal?
backpay posted bh(shows released may 29th). Didn't file any special requests for backpay
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1454 on: May 30, 2020, 11:49:25 PM »
That would explain why I can't find it :) thanks!
So if I want to send them a fax to try and get them to send the docusign for previous weeks, I should just send it with my own info (name, ssn, etc) and hope they find it?
Correct, but unless you're sending an official DOL form and need assistance with that, don't hold your breath...