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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #2145 on: July 03, 2020, 03:57:39 PM »
Is she W2? Why doesn't she go for Family Leave Unemployment?
she is on a w2, ok so ill file for Family Leave Unemployment.
will i be able to go back to covid -19 Unemployment after 2-3 weeks? i wanna get the extra $600.
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« Reply #2146 on: July 03, 2020, 04:13:17 PM »
she is on a w2, ok so ill file for Family Leave Unemployment.
will i be able to go back to covid -19 Unemployment after 2-3 weeks? i wanna get the extra $600.
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There is a dedicated # for this program- hopefully it doesn't route you to the UI call center and you'll be able to talk to someone about those details.

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« Reply #2147 on: July 03, 2020, 04:14:31 PM »
There is a dedicated # for this program- hopefully it doesn't route you to the UI call center and you'll be able to talk to someone about those details.
Whats the number?
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« Reply #2149 on: July 03, 2020, 04:24:47 PM »
I just checked again I made a mistake I missed my makeup time what do I do can't do it tomorrow?
You should be able to do it next week for both weeks, or you can use the phone system.
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« Reply #2150 on: July 03, 2020, 04:25:11 PM »
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2151 on: July 03, 2020, 05:13:02 PM »
asking for wife
so what should i do?
just ignore a few weeks or just file different a few weeks
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I know what the LRRC said. I said before that they disagree with me. But although it may be true that you are required to report a disability, there is no rule or law that having a baby makes you disabled. Besides, even the LRRC is telling people that if you usually do not take disability after a baby and always work after a baby (like you said your wife does), then its OK to keep taking unmeployment.

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« Reply #2152 on: July 03, 2020, 06:55:35 PM »
what can I do if I missed my time slot and tomorrow I can't do it? did i loose this weeks?

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what can I do if I missed my time slot and tomorrow I can't do it? did i loose this weeks?
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anyone know of a accountant that can help me with NJ unemployment
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« Reply #2155 on: July 04, 2020, 11:07:10 PM »
Besides, even the LRRC is telling people that if you usually do not take disability after a baby and always work after a baby (like you said your wife does), then its OK to keep taking unmeployment.
Hard to believe that there are women who work straight through having a baby without even taking one day off.

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« Reply #2156 on: July 04, 2020, 11:48:07 PM »
Hard to believe that there are women who work straight through having a baby without even taking one day off.

Actually, I do know people who bring their laptop to the hospital.
And please don't tell me that people on unemployment who get sick for a day or two that would've kept them out of work for those days should certify that they weren't ready to work that week. I think  that's a drop extreme.

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« Reply #2157 on: July 04, 2020, 11:48:45 PM »
anyone know of a accountant that can help me with NJ unemployment
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What type of help do you need? Accountants don't really do unemployment

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« Reply #2158 on: July 04, 2020, 11:53:09 PM »
anyone know of a accountant that can help me with NJ unemployment
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What type of help do you need? Accountants don't really do unemployment
You need a labor attorney. This guy, who Agudah had on a webinar, seemed to be very well-versed in the current situation and seemed to know the laws in various states.
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« Reply #2159 on: July 05, 2020, 08:38:28 AM »
You need a labor attorney. This guy, who Agudah had on a webinar, seemed to be very well-versed in the current situation and seemed to know the laws in various states.

Unless you have basic questions about how to fill out the application or something like that. The average Joe shouldn't need a labor attorney to help with unemployment.