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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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:
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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 #2820 on: August 09, 2020, 10:24:41 AM »
Anyone self employed in NJ that is receiving more than the base rate? I was never requested for any documentation...

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2821 on: August 09, 2020, 11:49:53 AM »
Looks like that's probably it. Still seems weird, though, most sent items don't show up there!
Only a reply to their message shows up there (IME).
If it benefits even just one fellow DDFer, its worth posting it.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2822 on: August 09, 2020, 12:10:20 PM »
3) I like this theory or something similar where there was a processing error in his notifications but not in his actual assignment. The $182 is telling and points to PUA. If you try using the TCC to certify you might very well get an error when trying the regular line and be directed to the PUA #.

Person B called UI at 888-581-5812 and was able to certify, and then called PUA at 833-324-0366 and was told by the automated system that "you have no active PUA claim/file" (or something like that). So there goes that theory...

Can Person B safely stay on UI and just continue as if nothing happened, or is there any need to call and "switch" to PUA? And if the answer is to stay on UI, will Person B still receive the DocuSign for certifying for 10 past weeks? Or is that exclusive to PUA, and for UI you have to call/message manually?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2823 on: August 09, 2020, 03:02:03 PM »
It's strange. In NY you can either speak to a rep and have them certify all back pay weeks or you can do it yourself online after certifying the first weeks benefits, but im helping someone from NJ who's is trying to receive his backpay and no option at all online and after calling and receiving callbacks 2 diff reps stated "we are escalating your claim and you should receive a response within a week or two" as if it's questionable whether or not he's elligible for backpay!! But NYs website clearly stated "don't worry if you're having a hard time filing, all claims will be backdated to the date of unemployment" so what's this business with NJ giving ppl issues with backdating their claim?!?
They made it sound as if he was now filing an additional claim to have his thing backdated when the initial application clearly had his date of unemployment listed as early April so if his claim was approved how can they not have to immediately give options to certify for all previous weeks??
Can anyone clarify what the steps were for them to certify for backpay weeks in NJ and whether or not they were successful, as he has already certified the last 3 weeks of benefits but no word yet on all the weeks from April to July 12th.
Any and all details are greatly appreciated!
Thanks.

The difference between NY and NJ right now is that NY has their act together (most of the time) and NJ doesn't. That's all there is to it.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2824 on: August 09, 2020, 03:03:52 PM »
Is the $400 retroactive?
And if yes, from when?

The executive order states that it's from the UI week ending on 8/1 (the exact date will depend on what date your state ends the UI week).
Bottom line is if the executive order is enforceable and the states agree to it there shouldn't be a gap week from the $600 to this.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2825 on: August 09, 2020, 03:06:16 PM »
Person B called UI at 888-581-5812 and was able to certify, and then called PUA at 833-324-0366 and was told by the automated system that "you have no active PUA claim/file" (or something like that). So there goes that theory...

Can Person B safely stay on UI and just continue as if nothing happened, or is there any need to call and "switch" to PUA? And if the answer is to stay on UI, will Person B still receive the DocuSign for certifying for 10 past weeks? Or is that exclusive to PUA, and for UI you have to call/message manually?

The Docusign is for all claimants regardless if they're PUA or UI.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2826 on: August 09, 2020, 03:33:32 PM »
The executive order states that it's from the UI week ending on 8/1 (the exact date will depend on what date your state ends the UI week).
Bottom line is if the executive order is enforceable and the states agree to it there shouldn't be a gap week from the $600 to this.
Didnt the 600 already end last week. People told me their payment last week was only the states 504

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2827 on: August 09, 2020, 03:38:38 PM »
Didnt the 600 already end last week. People told me their payment last week was only the states 504
Correct. That is exactly why the President signed an executive order to extend these payments.
If it benefits even just one fellow DDFer, its worth posting it.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2828 on: August 09, 2020, 03:39:37 PM »
Didnt the 600 already end last week. People told me their payment last week was only the states 504

The $600 ended the week of 7/25-7/26. Last week was the week ending in 8/1-8/2 and if enforceable the $400 will be retroactive to that date.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2829 on: August 09, 2020, 04:34:40 PM »
The Docusign is for all claimants regardless if they're PUA or UI.

So, to be clear: leave everything exactly as-is? A should certify via PUA every week from now on, B should certify via UI every week from now on, and they’ll ultimately get the exact same amount of money?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2830 on: August 09, 2020, 04:40:18 PM »
So, to be clear: leave everything exactly as-is? A should certify via PUA, B should certify via UI, and they’ll ultimately get the exact same amount of money?

Correct.
If B likes staying on hold for hours with the DOL and wants his claim scrutinized he can inquire as to why it looks like he's on UI.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2831 on: August 09, 2020, 04:40:52 PM »
Correct.
If B likes staying on hold for hours with the DOL and wants his claim scrutinized he can inquire as to why it looks like he's on UI.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2832 on: August 09, 2020, 08:01:08 PM »

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Re: Unemployment Help
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2834 on: August 09, 2020, 09:48:12 PM »
Same
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