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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #1890 on: June 21, 2020, 05:47:58 PM »
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in middle of a NJ application anyone can help me please PM

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1891 on: June 21, 2020, 10:19:42 PM »
in NJ
Do you wish to claim a dependency allowance?
whats this question?
what am i answering ?
It was mentioned a few times upthread. If spouse is not working you can claim a dependency benefit. So if that's the case, answer yes. Spouse is considered dependent one and every child is another dependent. Maximum dependents you can claim is 3.
For the first dependent you get an additional 7% of your WBR added, for each additional dependent you get an additional 4%(maximum total 15%).
You must send in the dependency form with proof within 6 weeks.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1892 on: June 22, 2020, 01:16:53 AM »
Question in NJ:
If you're certifying for the last 5 weeks, and in one of them you earned some money (enough to not receive any UI or PUA in that week), does that mean you will no longer be able to receive any PUA for the following weeks, because you didn't actually reopen the claim in the following weeks until now, and now you can only reopen a claim for the current week?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1893 on: June 22, 2020, 06:15:46 AM »
Question in NJ:
If you're certifying for the last 5 weeks, and in one of them you earned some money (enough to not receive any UI or PUA in that week), does that mean you will no longer be able to receive any PUA for the following weeks, because you didn't actually reopen the claim in the following weeks until now, and now you can only reopen a claim for the current week?
no. You will be eligible for the rest of the weeks if you will receive regular UI for those weeks

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1894 on: June 22, 2020, 09:59:27 AM »
How long is it takeing these days after submitting the e-Adjudication till i hear back from them? And i know this was asked up thread but is there a way to get them to speed it up?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1895 on: June 22, 2020, 12:37:47 PM »
Question in NJ:
If you're certifying for the last 5 weeks, and in one of them you earned some money (enough to not receive any UI or PUA in that week), does that mean you will no longer be able to receive any PUA for the following weeks, because you didn't actually reopen the claim in the following weeks until now, and now you can only reopen a claim for the current week?

no. You will be eligible for the rest of the weeks if you will receive regular UI for those weeks

But you weren't able to reopen the claim during those subsequent weeks. Will the system allow you to reopen a claim today for the last 4 weeks?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1896 on: June 22, 2020, 03:39:14 PM »
NYSDOL.

I certified last week and didn't receive benefits. When certifying this week computer asked me, "you didn't certify last week, is it because you worked?" I answered no. But didn't receive anything for this or last week. I can now certify again for this week.

Is something wrong with the system?
Did this happen to anybody else?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1897 on: June 22, 2020, 03:48:20 PM »
NYSDOL.

I certified last week and didn't receive benefits. When certifying this week computer asked me, "you didn't certify last week, is it because you worked?" I answered no. But didn't receive anything for this or last week. I can now certify again for this week.

Is something wrong with the system?
Did this happen to anybody else?

I've seen it happen as a one-off.
You can check your payment history to see if it's in there and get more detail on it.
Call 888-209-8124 to get it corrected/re-certified.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1898 on: June 22, 2020, 03:51:11 PM »
I've seen it happen as a one-off.
You can check your payment history to see if it's in there and get more detail on it.
Call 888-209-8124 to get it corrected/re-certified.
It's not showing in payment history.
I'll try to certify by phone.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1899 on: June 22, 2020, 03:54:16 PM »
I forgot to add DD info... It seems that I am getting a debit card now, is there anyway to change that or it's too late?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1900 on: June 22, 2020, 04:47:37 PM »
Unless its a C Corp it's considered as though he earned the money, as he's not a separate entity from the business.
In NY (not sure about other states) residual income is what counts as earnings, so profits less all expenses.
If the claimant works during a given week, it needs to be recorded when certifying for that week. His benefit rate will be reduced for each day worked (NY).

Do you know where I can find these rules in a FAQ or regulations.
Asking for NJ.
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« Reply #1901 on: June 22, 2020, 05:02:26 PM »
Do you know where I can find these rules in a FAQ or regulations.
Asking for NJ.
Thanks

I don't know that there are any, but "wages" for an owner is considered all the residual income that then gets picked up on Schedule C or K-1 at year end. NY has this defined as they have published DUA rules (which per Federal guidelines PUA is based on, and existing rules should be applied.)

For the NJ partial unemployment rules see here, Part-Time Work section:
https://myunemployment.nj.gov/before/about/calculator/

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1902 on: June 22, 2020, 05:20:03 PM »
I don't know that there are any, but "wages" for an owner is considered all the residual income that then gets picked up on Schedule C or K-1 at year end. NY has this defined as they have published DUA rules (which per Federal guidelines PUA is based on, and existing rules should be applied.)

For the NJ partial unemployment rules see here, Part-Time Work section:
https://myunemployment.nj.gov/before/about/calculator/

But does it say anywhere that a partner in an LLC has to report earnings that the LLC earned that week, even if the partner himself did not work that week and the partner did not actually receive any check that week?

(This is an important question, because many businesses will get paid one week and then incur many expenses the next week. Its a bookkeeping nightmare to figure out the net income each week.
Think real estate owners, for example. They can have rental income the first week of the month, and then expenses the next week (or the next month) which reduce or eliminate net income on a monthly or annual basis but not on a weekly basis!

I understand if the partner is actually working, or taking a check. But if he isn't working nor taking a distribution, its hard to imagine that you're supposed to figure out your net income on a weekly basis.

Someone told me that if you don't take a check, you don't report any income. Is this correct? Does anyone have any sources either way?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1903 on: June 22, 2020, 05:30:27 PM »
Someone told me that if you don't take a check, you don't report any income. Is this correct? Does anyone have any sources either way?

NEW JERSEY

Not sure how this is a possibility as the link cited before clearly states:
NOTE: When claiming benefits, you must report your part-time wages when earned, even if you have not yet been paid.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1904 on: June 22, 2020, 05:44:24 PM »
Not sure how this is a possibility as the link cited before clearly states:
NOTE: When claiming benefits, you must report your part-time wages when earned, even if you have not yet been paid.

Because owning a business that earns money might not considered that you earned money if you didn't actually work for it.
That is the question. Would love to see something written that gives guidance on this.