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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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

You can email @cgr at chaiplus1@gmail.com for help with any unemployment questions.

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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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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3320 on: October 15, 2020, 10:44:17 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?

If NY then yes, very common.
Upload it via the message center- that way you know it's really going to them.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3321 on: October 15, 2020, 10:45:14 AM »
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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Is it by request only?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3322 on: October 15, 2020, 10:54:45 AM »
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Is it by request only?

Seems that way

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3323 on: October 15, 2020, 11:01:53 AM »
Seems that way
What's the best method for requesting? (NJ)

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3324 on: October 15, 2020, 11:23:35 AM »
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.
This can be very difficult for people who were working part time who need to resubmit their income earned each week from months ago. Unless one is paid a fixed amount weekly, it can be difficult to calculate and get the same numbers. What happens if theres is a discrepancy?

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« Reply #3325 on: October 15, 2020, 11:24:35 AM »
This can be very difficult for people who were working part time who need to resubmit their income earned each week from months ago. Unless one is paid a fixed amount weekly, it can be difficult to calculate and get the same numbers. What happens if theres is a discrepancy?
If I was calculating that every week I'd keep record of it just in case.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3326 on: October 15, 2020, 11:59:31 AM »
This can be very difficult for people who were working part time who need to resubmit their income earned each week from months ago. Unless one is paid a fixed amount weekly, it can be difficult to calculate and get the same numbers. What happens if theres is a discrepancy?

You can check your payment for each week and deduce from that how much income you declared.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3327 on: October 15, 2020, 01:00:04 PM »
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.
Just FYI because of this crazy system when they cancel the old claims you will then get a scary looking bill in the mail saying you were overpaid and owe the government back all that money and have 10 days to appeal or begin payments. But seems itís meant to be ignored

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3328 on: October 15, 2020, 02:00:38 PM »
Just FYI because of this crazy system when they cancel the old claims you will then get a scary looking bill in the mail saying you were overpaid and owe the government back all that money and have 10 days to appeal or begin payments. But seems itís meant to be ignored
How do I get involved in the new crazy system for backpay NJ ?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3329 on: October 15, 2020, 04:21:22 PM »
You can check your payment for each week and deduce from that how much income you declared.
Do you mean by to refer to the deposit amounts? Good idea. But wont work well for people who did not certify each week.