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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #1485 on: June 01, 2020, 01:30:11 PM »
In NJ.

Certified last week for all prior weeks. Partial unemployment - paid regular W-2 wages (less than even the minimum $231 WBR) and unemployment for self employment work.

For my first week that I filed for I received a confirmation email with following message:

The responses you provided while certifying require manual review in order to determine your eligibility for benefits. Please allow up to 5 business days for review of your certification responses before contacting a Reemployment Call Center regarding this certification.

For all following weeks (including this week), the email confirmation said:

Your claim is not payable at this time.

 If you have a pending appointment or if you have appealed a disqualification and are awaiting a determination, you have been given pended credit for week-ending XX/XX/20. If a determination or an appeal decision is in your favor and no other disqualification(s) exist, you will be paid for the week claimed.

Anything for me to do?
Its been 9 business days since receiving the message. Should I call the reemployment office or will it be a waste of time?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1486 on: June 01, 2020, 01:33:47 PM »
No one from the people I know.
Did anyone have success in reaching someone? If yes what did they say? According to the website they are supposed to conduct a fact finding interview - not sure what that does

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1487 on: June 01, 2020, 01:44:54 PM »
Did you file a 2019 return with a 1099/Schedule C, F, SE or K? Or did you upload any supporting documentation when completing your PUA app? If one of these are true they verified your income to get that $353 rate.

I filed my return with a 1099.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1488 on: June 01, 2020, 01:59:02 PM »
Its been 9 business days since receiving the message. Should I call the reemployment office or will it be a waste of time?
I had similar. Eventually I got a determination letter stating that I was ineligible due to leaving work voluntarily (which was untrue). There was an option to appeal which I did and was successful and got my benefits... If you get such a determination letter my suggestion would be to appeal and make sure to file it ASAP they get upset of not appealed within 10 days of the mailing.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1489 on: June 01, 2020, 02:27:53 PM »
I filed my return with a 1099.

That's probably where they are determining your rate from.
You can get a basic idea if it's correct from here: https://labor.ny.gov/benefit-rate-calculator/
I'm assuming they're dividing the total of 2019 into 4, and then using that amount for each quarter.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1490 on: June 01, 2020, 03:02:50 PM »
That's probably where they are determining your rate from.
You can get a basic idea if it's correct from here: https://labor.ny.gov/benefit-rate-calculator/
I'm assuming they're dividing the total of 2019 into 4, and then using that amount for each quarter.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1491 on: June 02, 2020, 12:11:36 PM »
Its been 9 business days since receiving the message. Should I call the reemployment office or will it be a waste of time?
When i log into my profile on the NJ DOL website I see a scheduled UI appointment with a date and time but I haven't received any email/letter about it. Should I assume it's accurate and expect a call at that time?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1492 on: June 02, 2020, 12:13:44 PM »
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Friend of mine was collecting from March 15 up till may 17 then payments stopped, always claimed benefits. Anything to do?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1493 on: June 02, 2020, 12:29:18 PM »
When i log into my profile on the NJ DOL website I see a scheduled UI appointment with a date and time but I haven't received any email/letter about it. Should I assume it's accurate and expect a call at that time?
I got the call and it helped nothing.   They said my case wasn't approved yet so they couldnt discuss.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1494 on: June 02, 2020, 12:51:55 PM »
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Friend of mine was collecting from March 15 up till may 17 then payments stopped, always claimed benefits. Anything to do?

Does he have a release date (Payment History page) for those missing payments?
Did he get any letters asking for ID or other proof that he didn't respond to?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1495 on: June 02, 2020, 12:53:37 PM »
Does he have a release date (Payment History page) for those missing payments?
Did he get any letters asking for ID or other proof that he didn't respond to?

IME those letters take forever to arrive.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1496 on: June 02, 2020, 12:58:20 PM »
afaf. lost 1 job and applied for UI. was denied because current paycheck is higher than partial benefit rate. if they quit that 2nd job, will they then be eligible for UI? (mainly to qualify for the $600, i understand that they probably wont be eligible for the UI of the 2nd job because they quit and werent fired)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1497 on: June 02, 2020, 01:00:38 PM »
afaf. lost 1 job and applied for UI. was denied because current paycheck is higher than partial benefit rate. if they quit that 2nd job, will they then be eligible for UI? (mainly to qualify for the $600, i understand that they probably wont be eligible for the UI of the 2nd job because they quit and werent fired)

IDK how it is right now, but generally you only get unemployment if you are out of a job because you got fired. If you quit without cause then they might not consider you “ready, able, and willing to work”.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1498 on: June 02, 2020, 01:06:15 PM »
IDK how it is right now, but generally you only get unemployment if you are out of a job because you got fired. If you quit without cause then they might not consider you “ready, able, and willing to work”.
The cause would be to be eligible for UI for losing the first job. It's an interesting question.
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« Reply #1499 on: June 02, 2020, 01:08:01 PM »
The cause would be to be eligible for UI for losing the first job. It's an interesting question.

The jobs were simultaneous, or consecutive?
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