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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #2190 on: July 06, 2020, 11:45:41 AM »
what is the minimum you make and still certify?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2191 on: July 06, 2020, 12:08:04 PM »
I know people in serious trouble.
Where things end up is up to Hashem.

These are current stories of people on PUA due to Covid-19? I didn't think that the unemployment office has the manpower to do audits if they can't even process applications...

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2192 on: July 06, 2020, 12:10:59 PM »
In NJ you can certify from when you file your application, but you cannot certify from your layoff date til you filed unless you call in. That's the backpay being referenced.

are you sure you have to call in? has anybody been successful yet in NJ?

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« Reply #2193 on: July 06, 2020, 12:35:12 PM »
are you sure you have to call in? has anybody been successful yet in NJ?

They might come up with an automated backpay system eventually, but right now there is none.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2194 on: July 06, 2020, 12:35:59 PM »
what is the minimum you make and still certify?

You need to provide more information.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2195 on: July 06, 2020, 12:50:13 PM »
They might come up with an automated backpay system eventually, but right now there is none.
any data points of anybody in nj getting UB back to date last worked?

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« Reply #2196 on: July 06, 2020, 12:53:18 PM »
any data points of anybody in nj getting UB back to date last worked?

A few have reported getting backpay from layoff date through application filing after calling in. None have received it automatically without a call.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2197 on: July 06, 2020, 03:05:18 PM »
Help! I applied for unemployment.
The first week it said this
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.

If your payment can be processed, you will receive another email when your payment has been sent to the bank, for deposit into your  direct deposit account. In most cases, eligible claims will be paid within 2 business days.

If your payment cannot be processed, you will be scheduled for an appointment with a Claims Examiner and notified of your appointment via US Postal Service mail. If we have a valid email address on file, you may be sent a questionnaire via email for faster processing, instead of a Claims Examiner appointment.

then I tried for the following weeks and got this response:
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 . 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.

 If you do not know why your claim is not payable, please call your nearest Reemployment Call Center.





Any idea why? Who can I call to discuss?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2198 on: July 06, 2020, 03:11:28 PM »
Help! I applied for unemployment.
The first week it said this
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.

If your payment can be processed, you will receive another email when your payment has been sent to the bank, for deposit into your  direct deposit account. In most cases, eligible claims will be paid within 2 business days.

If your payment cannot be processed, you will be scheduled for an appointment with a Claims Examiner and notified of your appointment via US Postal Service mail. If we have a valid email address on file, you may be sent a questionnaire via email for faster processing, instead of a Claims Examiner appointment.

then I tried for the following weeks and got this response:
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 05/02/20. 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.

 If you do not know why your claim is not payable, please call your nearest Reemployment Call Center.





Any idea why? Who can I call to discuss?


You can call 732-761-2021. Keep redialing, fairly easy to get through compared to a few weeks ago.
Likely you filled something out wrong the first time which put your claim under review. Are you claiming full or partial unemployment?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2199 on: July 06, 2020, 03:13:23 PM »

You can call 732-761-2021. Keep redialing, fairly easy to get through compared to a few weeks ago.
Likely you filled something out wrong the first time which put your claim under review. Are you claiming full or partial unemployment?

full

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2200 on: July 06, 2020, 03:18:01 PM »
full

Your best bet is to call them. Next time you certify, read the instructions for how to answer the questions and make sure you are filling it out correctly. But even if you did, could be its messed up on their end.

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« Reply #2201 on: July 06, 2020, 03:41:47 PM »
Your best bet is to call them. Next time you certify, read the instructions for how to answer the questions and make sure you are filling it out correctly. But even if you did, could be its messed up on their end.

best time to call?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2202 on: July 06, 2020, 04:53:09 PM »
best time to call?

I've gotten through at any hour by hitting redial till they put you on hold instead of saying to call back tomorrow

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2203 on: July 06, 2020, 06:17:18 PM »
After 430pm, they are closed, and redailing won't help?

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« Reply #2204 on: July 06, 2020, 07:45:43 PM »
After 430pm, they are closed, and redailing won't help?

Correct. I meant when they are open. They close at 4 I believe. The machine says they open at 8:30 but they are usually open by a few minutes after 7:30 in the morning.