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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #2970 on: August 19, 2020, 12:08:18 PM »
FEMA's FAQ (as you mentioned in an earlier post) also states that you have to be just eligible for the $100.

A state/territory may provide supplemental lost wages payments to individuals (“claimants”) currently eligible for at least $100 per week in UI compensation from the week of August 1, 2020 from any of the following:...
https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/2020-08/fema_supplement-lost-wages-payments-under-other-needs-assistance_faq_0.pdf

I don't want to use that as proof of anything because it's very clear that you do need to receive payment in a given week to be eligible, and not just have a Monetary Determination on file... without them defining the term "currently eligible" it doesn't mean much.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2971 on: August 19, 2020, 12:20:42 PM »
It's very clear that you do need to receive payment in a given week to be eligible, and not just have a Monetary Determination on file...
Correct. and therefore they further write:
Individuals are required to self-certify through established state/territory unemployment insurance procedures that they are unemployed or partially unemployed due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the initial unemployment insurance claims process.
Claimants who previously selfcertified that they are unemployed or partially unemployed due to disruptions caused by COVID-19 under Pandemic Unemployment Assistance will not need to recertify again.


But i do agree that
I can see confusion about it at the state level which might cause delayed payments for such individuals until it's hashed out.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2972 on: August 19, 2020, 12:24:54 PM »
Correct. and therefore they further write:
Individuals are required to self-certify through established state/territory unemployment insurance procedures that they are unemployed or partially unemployed due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the initial unemployment insurance claims process.
Claimants who previously selfcertified that they are unemployed or partially unemployed due to disruptions caused by COVID-19 under Pandemic Unemployment Assistance will not need to recertify again.



I'm still not reassured (not on the actual law, rather on the transparency at implementation)...
Depending on your WBR you could be partially employed and still receive a payment of $100+... partial unemployment does not necessarily equal a payment of less than $100.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2973 on: August 19, 2020, 02:12:22 PM »
Did anyone who got a call from NJ Unemployment have a resolution still nothing on my end....

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2974 on: August 19, 2020, 03:02:20 PM »
Someone who lives in NY but worked for a Canadian company, could he file for UI in NY?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2975 on: August 19, 2020, 03:05:17 PM »
Someone who lives in NY but worked for a Canadian company, could he file for UI in NY?
W2 equivalent? Or 1099?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2976 on: August 19, 2020, 03:42:20 PM »
W2 equivalent? Or 1099?
1099
Its a schedule C Self employment income for researching services.
Although the payment came from a Canadian source it is not indicated on the return as Canadian employment.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2977 on: August 19, 2020, 04:01:44 PM »
1099
Its a schedule C Self employment income for researching services.
Although the payment came from a Canadian source it is not indicated on the return as Canadian employment.
As 1099/SE the payment source wouldn't matter as long as the work is being performed in NY (NY state tax return).

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2978 on: August 19, 2020, 08:11:00 PM »
As 1099/SE the payment source wouldn't matter as long as the work is being performed in NY (NY state tax return).
Thanks!
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2979 on: August 19, 2020, 08:57:23 PM »
How long does it take to get a determination in NY? I filed last night.
(Only asking because from the people i know that filed got an answer within 24hrs...)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2980 on: August 19, 2020, 09:18:15 PM »
How long does it take to get a determination in NY? I filed last night.
(Only asking because from the people i know that filed got an answer within 24hrs...)
Up to 3 days is normal. After that a call to give them a nudge might be a good idea.
Check your account> Unemployment Services page to see if there's a note that you have to call in.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2981 on: August 19, 2020, 10:39:13 PM »
Up to 3 days is normal. After that a call to give them a nudge might be a good idea.
Check your account> Unemployment Services page to see if there's a note that you have to call in.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2982 on: August 20, 2020, 01:12:55 AM »
Hello Everyone,

I am trying to get my unemployment back dated from March 18. 
I am self employed.I just wanted to know what the process is, I know they call you with questions. I have still not filed my 2019 return yet, although I know based on the numbers that I am eligible based on my diminishing income this year (mostly losses)
Will I need to file my 2019 return to get back pay or is that only if I want more than the $231?  ill they mention it on the phone call?
Does anyone know what they ask on the phone call and if it is automatic that they set one up?
Please advise..

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2983 on: August 20, 2020, 08:54:02 AM »
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same here

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #2984 on: August 20, 2020, 11:34:33 AM »
Just got this from NYS DOL
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If you would like to request backdating of your claim to the first week you became unemployed, you must call the Telephone Claims Center (888-209-8124) and speak with an agent. You must be prepared to explain why you were unable to file your claim during the first week you became unemployed. We will review your reasons and let you know if we can backdate the claim. Depending on your reasons, we may be able to backdate your claim for one week.
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