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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2940 on: August 16, 2020, 04:33:50 PM »
See screenshot above. It clearly says to select the ways that Covid 19 has impacted your employment. I would take that to mean that that is a requirement to be able to certify. How would you understand it otherwise?

Yeah I see that... definitely outlines covid as a needed reason and makes you certify to that affect so wouldn't recommend it.

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« Reply #2941 on: August 16, 2020, 08:39:59 PM »
Reposting the screenshot here if anyone is looking for it. I deleted the other post.




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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2942 on: August 16, 2020, 09:12:42 PM »
South Dakota announced today that they will be opting out of the $300 federal LWA even after the DOL confirmed that states will not have to put up the $100 cost-share.
I doubt states like NY and NJ can afford to make such a move, but definitely doesn't bode well overall.

So far Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado, Missouri and Utah have signed up. Clock is ticking... with limited funds available states that sign up first ensure that their claimants receive funding from the pot.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2943 on: August 16, 2020, 09:44:21 PM »
South Dakota announced today that they will be opting out of the $300 federal LWA even after the DOL confirmed that states will not have to put up the $100 cost-share.
I doubt states like NY and NJ can afford to make such a move, but definitely doesn't bode well overall.

So far Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado, Missouri and Utah have signed up. Clock is ticking... with limited funds available states that sign up first ensure that their claimants receive funding from the pot.
Why would any state opt out? And why wouldn't they all jump on it?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2944 on: August 16, 2020, 09:53:54 PM »
Why would any state or out? And why wouldn't they all jump on it?

South Dakota (governor is R) claims that they weren't affected enough to need it. They're the only state without an Extended Benefit program so that says something.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2945 on: August 16, 2020, 11:31:20 PM »
Why would any state opt out? And why wouldn't they all jump on it?
There are many workers out there who are sitting at home collecting these wonderful benefits as their employers beg them to come back... They are also depleting the states unemployment fund..

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2946 on: August 17, 2020, 01:01:13 PM »
NJ:
Is it possible to adjust your PUA WBR to the correct amount over the phone? or only by filing an online appeal?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2947 on: August 17, 2020, 01:58:21 PM »
NJ:
Is it possible to adjust your PUA WBR to the correct amount over the phone? or only by filing an online appeal?
Traditionally, WBR is done over the phone. According to the website, it says to call and request a "monetary review" if you feel your WBR is wrong.

Come corona, though, and everything changes. The agents I spoke to said that I must file an appeal. That is contrary to what the website says, but go figure.
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« Reply #2948 on: August 17, 2020, 02:28:29 PM »
Traditionally, WBR is done over the phone. According to the website, it says to call and request a "monetary review" if you feel your WBR is wrong.

Come corona, though, and everything changes. The agents I spoke to said that I must file an appeal. That is contrary to what the website says, but go figure.
Ok thanks!

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2949 on: August 17, 2020, 06:10:32 PM »
Traditionally, WBR is done over the phone. According to the website, it says to call and request a "monetary review" if you feel your WBR is wrong.

Come corona, though, and everything changes. The agents I spoke to said that I must file an appeal. That is contrary to what the website says, but go figure.
And even with the appeal, did it work?
No one I know had success.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2950 on: August 17, 2020, 06:17:22 PM »
And even with the appeal, did it work?
No one I know had success.
I'm still waiting.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2951 on: August 18, 2020, 12:58:19 AM »
So could someone please clarify what the deal is for NJ backpay payments?!
Does it just take a few weeks from when u call rep and they say "we are escalating your claim blah blah blah"?
Is everyone still waiting for it? Does it just take a month or two from when you make the request?
Are people that got approved in April/May/June also still waiting for that backpay??

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2952 on: August 18, 2020, 01:00:24 AM »
So could someone please clarify what the deal is for NJ backpay payments?!
Does it just take a few weeks from when u call rep and they say "we are escalating your claim blah blah blah"?
Is everyone still waiting for it? Does it just take a month or two from when you make the request?
Are people that got approved in April/May/June also still waiting for that backpay??
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« Reply #2953 on: August 18, 2020, 01:24:52 AM »
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2954 on: August 18, 2020, 09:41:30 AM »
I am trying to get through to NJ unemployment. Which number do i select when calling, to open or reopen a new claim or if you are having trouble claiming your weekly benefit?