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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #2130 on: July 03, 2020, 12:00:56 AM »
in nj
i had a baby can i certify the weekly benefits?
i would usually do some work from home and get pay'd
Thanks

If you're W2 you can go on Family Leave Unemployment. Will definitely prevent them from disqualifying you.
Not sure if you'll get the $600 though.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2131 on: July 03, 2020, 12:08:46 AM »
If you're W2 you can go on Family Leave Unemployment. Will definitely prevent them from disqualifying you.
Not sure if you'll get the $600 though.

nice thanks
Were you able and available for work?
Were you actively seeking work?
whats the answer ?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2132 on: July 03, 2020, 01:14:37 AM »
nice thanks
Were you able and available for work?
Were you actively seeking work?
whats the answer ?

There are instructions there. Basically if you are out of work due to corona then you can say yes to those questions

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2133 on: July 03, 2020, 10:29:53 AM »
I just got my WBR updated on the website and its much lower then 60% . How would i get them to update that?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2134 on: July 03, 2020, 10:35:19 AM »
I just got my WBR updated on the website and its much lower then 60% . How would i get them to update that?
location?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2135 on: July 03, 2020, 11:43:04 AM »


I went to certify today for NJ unemployment, its making me do all the back weeks that I missed, after one week it says this:

Any help? The next time for me is on Shabbos..
A system error occurred while processing your certification. Please check the schedule at

https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/schedule.shtml

for your next chance to certify during the "Missed Your Time" window at the end of the day. We are working to correct this issue and apologize for this inconvenience.


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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2136 on: July 03, 2020, 11:59:36 AM »
I just got my WBR updated on the website and its much lower then 60% . How would i get them to update that?
According to the website, you are supposed to "contact them" for a "monetary review", though the agent I spoke to said she has no power to change it, and that I should file an appeal. It probably pays to file an appeal and also try to get through to them.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2137 on: July 03, 2020, 03:05:08 PM »
I missed my time on Tuesday it says either Friday or Saturday is makeup day but it's not letting me certify now

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2138 on: July 03, 2020, 03:07:22 PM »
I missed my time on Tuesday it says either Friday or Saturday is makeup day but it's not letting me certify now
There’s still only certain times you can certify, check the website for your time slot.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2139 on: July 03, 2020, 03:19:30 PM »
I just checked again I made a mistake I missed my makeup time what do I do can't do it tomorrow?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2140 on: July 03, 2020, 03:39:50 PM »
My understanding is that currently NJ backpay is not automated and you need to talk to an agent to request.
Actually, after speaking to an agent we were DENIED backpay even though it is clear-cut that we should be getting!
NJ really is incompetent.
We just filed an appeal.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2141 on: July 03, 2020, 03:43:36 PM »
in nj
i had a baby can i certify the weekly benefits?
i would usually do some work from home and get pay'd
Thanks
Who are you asking for - you or your wife?
Your wife definitely can't certify as she is not ready, able & willing to work.
This was made clear on the LRRC webinar and in the subsequent updated info they published.
Remember that certifying when ineligible is a serious crime and the DOL is catching on.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2142 on: July 03, 2020, 03:44:15 PM »
There are instructions there. Basically if you are out of work due to corona then you can say yes to those questions
Completely untrue.
See my above response & beware.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2143 on: July 03, 2020, 03:47:04 PM »
Who are you asking for - you or your wife?
Your wife definitely can't certify as she is not ready, able & willing to work.
This was made clear on the LRRC webinar and in the subsequent updated info they published.
Remember that certifying when ineligible is a serious crime and the DOL is catching on.

asking for wife
so what should i do?
just ignore a few weeks or just file different a few weeks
thanks
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2144 on: July 03, 2020, 03:49:53 PM »
asking for wife
so what should i do?
just ignore a few weeks or just file different a few weeks
thanks

Is she W2? Why doesn't she go for Family Leave Unemployment?