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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #3880 on: April 28, 2021, 07:52:50 PM »
i'll go months without bothering to try
I send them a message every so often. Finally got a reply to a 3 month old message that I should call...
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3881 on: April 28, 2021, 08:09:55 PM »
i'll go months without bothering to try
Past week I got thru a few times after trying 5-10 times.
I program my phone with wait and pauses, its set up for all prompts till reaching a rep and after few times it goes thru

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« Reply #3882 on: April 28, 2021, 08:10:51 PM »
Past week I got thru a few times after trying 5-10 times.
I program my phone with wait and pauses, its set up for all prompts till reaching a rep and after few times it goes thru
Neat, I should try that
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3883 on: April 28, 2021, 08:12:21 PM »
From a tax perspective there's a lot to gain by reporting it in 2020 because of the 10.2k deduction which (as of now) doesn't exist for 2021.
Not sure if the DOL filed a corrected 1099 if $0 though...
Or a lot to gain in 2021 if all money will become non-taxable, as well if the liberal NYS who is lambasting the federal government for limiting SALT deductions for the super rich, will decide to have mercy on the poor unemployed and make it non-taxable

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3884 on: April 28, 2021, 08:22:36 PM »
Past week I got thru a few times after trying 5-10 times.
I program my phone with wait and pauses, its set up for all prompts till reaching a rep and after few times it goes thru
this is still 888-209-8124, right?
when you get through to a rep, they can put you through to certify the backweeks? or it's a runaround?
'a few times in the past weeks' over a single case (if I may ask)?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3885 on: April 28, 2021, 08:42:29 PM »
this is still 888-209-8124, right?
when you get through to a rep, they can put you through to certify the backweeks? or it's a runaround?
'a few times in the past weeks' over a single case (if I may ask)?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3886 on: April 28, 2021, 08:46:43 PM »
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« Reply #3887 on: April 28, 2021, 09:42:56 PM »
1888-209-8124
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3888 on: April 29, 2021, 01:57:34 PM »
Can someone advise?
I applied for the NY MEUC additional $100 benefit, I supplied a 1099-NEC showing over 5k in income...just got a letter saying that I was not approved since I need to show " Self employment" income and the docs I uploaded only show "wages".
I thought 1099 income is self employment income and the websites I checked actually list 1099 as a method to prove "self employment"!!
Is 1099-NEC not automatically considered self employment income?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3889 on: April 29, 2021, 02:39:41 PM »
Can someone advise?
I applied for the NY MEUC additional $100 benefit, I supplied a 1099-NEC showing over 5k in income...just got a letter saying that I was not approved since I need to show " Self employment" income and the docs I uploaded only show "wages".
I thought 1099 income is self employment income and the websites I checked actually list 1099 as a method to prove "self employment"!!
Is 1099-NEC not automatically considered self employment income?
It is.
Either the agent who reviewed your file has no idea what's flying, or there was a different reason for denial and they mixed up the reason.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3890 on: May 03, 2021, 08:15:49 AM »
Ty. Will follow up and have them clarify.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3891 on: May 03, 2021, 08:59:37 PM »
so chances of getting backpay in NJ is less than winning the lottery?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3892 on: May 07, 2021, 08:46:16 AM »
Is there any way to reach nj unemployment office?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3893 on: May 11, 2021, 01:12:00 PM »
I was watching an online court proceeding and the defense attorney told the judge that his client can't work because he's getting unemployment benefits. To my surprise, nobody batted an eyelash, not the prosecutor, not to judge, nobody. The judge accepted the reason and the proceedings continued.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3894 on: May 11, 2021, 04:54:05 PM »
can you post link please?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3895 on: May 11, 2021, 05:37:17 PM »
can you post link please?
If you were asking me about my previous post, about the court proceedings, it was a live video stream that I saw online, and it is not saved for public reviewing.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3896 on: May 24, 2021, 01:49:48 PM »
NJ. Self-employed.
Everyone I know is still waiting for their unemployment payments from March 18 - March 28 2020.
Pretty incredible how many times we were told it was coming soon....

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3897 on: May 25, 2021, 05:33:10 PM »
Which unemployment program is still available at this point in NY?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3898 on: May 27, 2021, 11:09:43 AM »
Chris Smith's office just called me to follow up on my UI issues. They've emailed me before, and all the progress in my case happened after they've contacted me.

I really suggest anyone having issues to contact his office.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3899 on: June 15, 2021, 10:40:56 PM »
I just got a unemployment letter saying that they suspect that someone is fraudulently claiming unemployment benefits and they want me to create a Id.me account to verify.

What caused this to happen?.