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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #2620 on: July 28, 2020, 12:28:30 PM »
How did you request it?
Did not request it, just got it
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2621 on: July 28, 2020, 12:28:52 PM »
I am nj self employed and was never asked for any documentation whatsoever. I am receiving the minimum amount and until now the additional $600.
I have been trying to call them to send in documentation so I can receive more than the minimum...I wish they would be more efficient and request it from me instead of other way around....

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2622 on: July 28, 2020, 01:10:46 PM »
Anyone get a response from NJ DOL using the online contact form? Phones have been impossible, won't even let you wait on hold. Here's the question:
School secretary with a 10 month contract. Was on partial UI through end of June. Has not certified since then. She has a pre-existing condition which makes her high risk for Covid-19. Can she move on to PUA and how does she do it? She doesn't know how schools will open and whether her doctor will allow her to work.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2623 on: July 28, 2020, 01:52:45 PM »
Anoyone know how to obtain from NJ DOL a form for proof how much Unemployment I am receiveing.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2624 on: July 28, 2020, 01:57:11 PM »
I know that if Congress/senate doesnít act The $600 Will end 7/31. But will I still be able to file for the past months if I hadnít filed yet?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2625 on: July 28, 2020, 02:01:12 PM »
I know that if Congress/senate doesnít act The $600 Will end 7/31. But will I still be able to file for the past months if I hadnít filed yet?
Yes, for now.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2626 on: July 28, 2020, 02:01:46 PM »
Anoyone know how to obtain from NJ DOL a form for proof how much Unemployment I am receiveing.
I know that some social programs just tell you to print out the page that has your Weekly Benefit Rate listed on it.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2627 on: July 28, 2020, 02:03:32 PM »
Yes, for now.
what do you mean for know?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2628 on: July 28, 2020, 02:05:22 PM »
what do you mean for know?
It can always change, so if you're eligible apply ASAP.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2629 on: July 28, 2020, 02:07:16 PM »
It can always change, so if you're eligible apply ASAP.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2630 on: July 28, 2020, 03:00:56 PM »

Don't mean to be disrespectful, but I applied for someone as self employed got a message about sending docs in. I never sent docs and he gets money every week.
He better be prepared.
They will probably ask for documentation sooner or later.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2631 on: July 28, 2020, 03:04:28 PM »
how do u certify all the past weeks going back to the beginning of march at once?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2632 on: July 28, 2020, 03:08:16 PM »
how do u certify all the past weeks going back to the beginning of march at once?
You don't... you either wait for the Docusign and fill in each week, or you call and certify for each week.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2633 on: July 28, 2020, 03:14:04 PM »
Is there any update for unemployment backdating pay? We're missing one week because they had an open family leave claim they had to close first.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2634 on: July 28, 2020, 03:20:08 PM »
You don't... you either wait for the Docusign and fill in each week, or you call and certify for each week.
The maximum weeks listed in the DocuSign email is 10 weeks, will they send a new Docusign for the rest?
If it benefits even just one fellow DDFer, its worth posting it.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2635 on: July 28, 2020, 03:21:12 PM »
The maximum weeks listed in the DocuSign email is 10 weeks, will they send a new Docusign for the rest?
This seems to be a new issue some claimants are having. Call/message them to certify for the rest.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2636 on: July 28, 2020, 03:28:11 PM »
Call/message them to certify for the rest.
Do they take care of the messages? I have tried and never got it done.
They usually reply that i will get a Docusign email.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2637 on: July 28, 2020, 03:28:58 PM »
Do they take care of the messages? I have tried and never got it done.
They usually reply that i will get a Docusign email.
I've been seeing responses in a timely manner, but I'm sure there are exceptions...

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2638 on: July 28, 2020, 04:30:52 PM »
I spoke 2 weeks ago yo an NJ UI employee about backpay, and was told to look out on my dashboard in the next 2 weeks for a form to fill. Anyone know what and where to look out for this?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2639 on: July 28, 2020, 05:54:51 PM »
If someone is self-employed and made only $1k or so on their 2019 tax return, is that enough "income" to file for unemployment and PUA in New York?

If there is other income on the tax return from investments, etc. (i.e. money made not by working a job), does that have any impact (whether positive or negative) on the eligibility for NY UI & PUA?