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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #3300 on: October 12, 2020, 04:25:12 PM »
What is the max amount of weeks you can get PUI for?

In NY and NJ right now the max is 46 weeks, not to go past 12/31/20.
For regular UI it's 59 weeks with no ending date (yet).

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3301 on: October 12, 2020, 05:15:16 PM »
Hmm
In NY and NJ right now the max is 46 weeks, not to go past 12/31/20.
For regular UI it's 59 weeks with no ending date (yet).
So if i keep getting paid that means i have UI?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3302 on: October 12, 2020, 05:21:15 PM »
HmmSo if i keep getting paid that means i have UI?

No. 46 weeks of PUA means that one can get PUA til 12/31/20 (actually 12/26-12/27 depending on your state's week-end day). No one on PUA has run out of all weeks, and no one will til year end.

If you're in NY you can check out this post for some pointers to see if you're on PUA or UI:
https://homeunemployed.com/am-i-on-pua-or-regular-unemployment/

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3304 on: October 12, 2020, 09:22:36 PM »
thanks. does anyone still claim in nys after the $600 finished?

That's a personal preference obviously and if eligible most people will accept the $200+ for the 3 minutes of time it takes, but I know that some claimants are continuing in the hopes that a future stimulus bill will include retroactive supplemental payments.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3305 on: October 13, 2020, 01:04:30 PM »
Like others here I got this below email my question is whether I am required to fill out this form and if not should I fill it out meaning do I have anything to lose?  Since late July and early August I no longer filed for unemployment benefits(PUA) and am self employed with 2019 taxes filed showing on line 31 1040 schedule C approx $3600.  I received the minimum amount I think $231 per week from like April to July is there any point in completing this form?

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, 03:03:19 AM EDT, e-Adjudication <newjerseyunemploymentbenefits-donotreply@dol.nj.gov> wrote:

The NJ Division of Unemployment recently sent you an email requesting further information about your eligibility for unemployment benefits.  This is a reminder to complete that form.

To access the form, click on the link below.  If you fail to submit your form, your claim may remain invalid.

It is possible you may receive multiple emails with a link to a questionnaire that must be filled out. Please follow the link for each email, and fill out all questionnaires sent to you.

Please note: Your form has not been submitted until you click the Submit button on the Certify & Submit page. If you are receiving this email, it means you have not submitted your form. Please follow the link below to complete your form.

Link Expiration Date: 10/24/2020

Information is required to determine if your PUA rate may be increased above the PUA minimum ($231). Please answer all questions on this form.

Supporting documentation is required or your claim will remain at the minimum rate.


anybody? Should I fill out the form?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3306 on: October 13, 2020, 02:07:26 PM »
Hi,
Is it too late to apply for PUA and retroactively get $ from Mid Feb? NY

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3307 on: October 13, 2020, 02:13:28 PM »
Hi,
Is it too late to apply for PUA and retroactively get $ from Mid Feb? NY

You can still apply and get retroactive payments.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3308 on: October 13, 2020, 05:22:44 PM »
anybody? Should I fill out the form?
If I understand you correctly, you received the minimum $231 weekly and are being asked to fill out a form to have that adjusted, yet based on your income $231 is just right.
I don't believe there is any point in filling it out.
Maybe @cgr can chime in.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3309 on: October 14, 2020, 12:11:34 AM »
What happens after the UI claim in NY reaches 0 remaining days? I understand that there are a few additional weeks, however I'm asking if the old employer still gets billed for it? Or does it fall his responsibility?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3310 on: October 14, 2020, 12:20:00 AM »
What happens after the UI claim in NY reaches 0 remaining days? I understand that there are a few additional weeks, however I'm asking if the old employer still gets billed for it? Or does it fall his responsibility?

Assuming you're referring to a non-PUA claimant there are an additional 33 weeks after the original 26 is exhausted (total of 59).

Employers only get billed for the first 26 weeks (at a maximum. If there are multiple responsible employers it's less weeks). After that it's all federal and state funded with no employer impact.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3311 on: October 14, 2020, 05:38:54 PM »
You can still apply and get retroactive payments.
Will get the 600?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3312 on: October 14, 2020, 05:45:39 PM »
Will get the 600?

Yep.
The $300 is less certain.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3313 on: October 14, 2020, 05:52:25 PM »
Ok great, thanks!
Was asking because I saw somewhere about a month ago that a deadline is approaching to apply..

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3314 on: October 14, 2020, 06:07:19 PM »
Ok great, thanks!
Was asking because I saw somewhere about a month ago that a deadline is approaching to apply..

From one of these guys who charge 3k to file for you? I saw those too :o

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3315 on: October 14, 2020, 06:13:58 PM »
From one of these guys who charge 3k to file for you? I saw those too :o

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3316 on: October 14, 2020, 07:48:00 PM »
In NJ you can also still file and get all weeks?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3317 on: October 14, 2020, 07:59:50 PM »
In NJ you can also still file and get all weeks?

Technically.
Backpay is still limping along but hopefully eventually...

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3318 on: October 15, 2020, 01:58:58 AM »
Technically.
Backpay is still limping along but hopefully eventually...

It is starting to limp instead of being completely paralyzed. I have started to hear of people who are getting backpay. And they came up with a wonderful convoluted system to implement it. In essence, they cancel your old claim and create a new one and then you need to recertify for all the weeks all over again.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3319 on: October 15, 2020, 08:49:15 AM »
Asking for a friend: I called the unemployment office, got transferred to specialist, they asked me to upload social security card, front and nack of my ID, and passport. They said they might need more proof. Did anyone ever have that? Should i send in my information? 
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