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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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.
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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 #1900 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 #1901 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 #1902 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 #1903 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.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1904 on: June 22, 2020, 06:16:43 PM »
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.

Some sites are referencing DUA section 20 C.F.R. 626.6(f)(1) for this, but it's not available as it was "Reserved" by the DOL. (Is that another term for redacted?).

Section 20 C.F.R. 626.6(f)(1) states as follows:
The weekly amount of PUA payable to an unemployed individual for a week of partial unemployment shall be the weekly benefit amount (WBA) reduced (but not below zero) by the full amount of any income received* during the week for the performance of services, regardless of whether any services were performed during that same week.

*In the example, the term "weekly earnings" is used for "income received".

Not sure if there's any point in researching the exact definition of 20 C.F.R. 626.6(f)(1) and what is meant by income received but not services performed, unless we know that NJ is using this as the PUA guidance, and why the section has been "Reserved".

A call to the LRRC or NJ DOL is probably the best way to go, if you need exact sources.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1905 on: June 22, 2020, 07:48:44 PM »
Has anyone SE in NJ received a WBR other than the minimum?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1906 on: June 22, 2020, 07:56:00 PM »
Has anyone SE in NJ received a WBR other than the minimum?
Can't talk for others, but I got the minimum.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1907 on: June 22, 2020, 09:08:49 PM »
Has anyone SE in NJ received a WBR other than the minimum?

I have helped over 100 people with NJ unemployment claims, most of them self employed, and I have only seen the $231

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1908 on: June 22, 2020, 09:12:26 PM »
I have helped over 100 people with NJ unemployment claims, most of them self employed, and I have only seen the $231
Ridiculous how far behind they are.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1909 on: June 22, 2020, 09:25:54 PM »
How long does it take for the $600 to come in NJ after receiving PUA?
IME the $600 shows up 2 days after your PUA deposit.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1910 on: June 22, 2020, 09:31:33 PM »
I have helped over 100 people with NJ unemployment claims, most of them self employed, and I have only seen the $231

What are business owners doing when their business earns money in a given week, but they themselves didn't work that week. How do they report their earnings for that week? Do they claim unemployment that week?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1911 on: June 22, 2020, 09:54:59 PM »
did anybody get already backdated payments in NJ?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1912 on: June 22, 2020, 10:28:39 PM »
did anybody get already backdated payments in NJ?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1913 on: June 22, 2020, 10:51:49 PM »
The business owners I'm dealing with are either still losing money, or working for their money, so no info on that.
Nobody I know has gotten backpay in NJ

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1914 on: June 22, 2020, 11:39:31 PM »
NY.
Was probably asked above but I can't find an answer.
My sister worked 2 jobs. Lost 1 of them due to Covid.
Any way she can file for UI if she still works 5 days a week? Earning less than $504 a week if that makes a dif.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1915 on: June 22, 2020, 11:59:15 PM »
NY.
Was probably asked above but I can't find an answer.
My sister worked 2 jobs. Lost 1 of them due to Covid.
Any way she can file for UI if she still works 5 days a week? Earning less than $504 a week if that makes a dif.

She needs to consolidate her hours to work 3 days or less in order to be eligible.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1916 on: June 23, 2020, 10:25:45 AM »
NY:
Instructions for those on regular UI who are now only eligible to collect for a PUA reason (such as childcare).


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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1917 on: June 23, 2020, 10:58:00 AM »
(NY) Filed month+ ago and still nothing (certify every week). Called them and they stated that they "are working on it" and never got back...Is this normal or anyway to expedite it?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #1918 on: June 23, 2020, 10:59:35 AM »
I sent an email today to NJ State Senator Bob Singer. Did anyone have luck through his office? Or is there another politician to contact?
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« Reply #1919 on: June 23, 2020, 11:06:30 AM »
(NY) Filed month+ ago and still nothing (certify every week). Called them and they stated that they "are working on it" and never got back...Is this normal or anyway to expedite it?

TY

That's a bit long now that the system isn't so clogged up.
I suggest you call again and try speaking to a supervisor if the front-line agent can't help you. Ask them what other information they need and what you can supply proactively to get the claim approved.