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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 You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.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 #3210 on: Yesterday at 07:57:45 PM »
In NJ -
Individual received PUA and is no longer certifying because he is not affected by covid right now.  How will he know if the backpay weeks are loaded into his claim? He cannot enter to certify because he cannot answer the PUA questions!

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3211 on: Yesterday at 08:16:59 PM »
In NJ -
Individual received PUA and is no longer certifying because he is not affected by covid right now.  How will he know if the backpay weeks are loaded into his claim? He cannot enter to certify because he cannot answer the PUA questions!

If only that would be a problem, everyone would be in good shape. They aren't loading anything to anyone's account as far as I know. When people start getting backpay then you would be able to hear how its being done.

Either way, it shouldn't be a problem to answer the PUA questions however you want if you are just going in to check your claim. You won't be certifying for that week anyway, you'll just press exit when you see that its offering you the wrong week.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3212 on: Yesterday at 08:32:00 PM »
NJ data point:

Finally got through to someone at the unemployment line. Received an automated call back instead if waiting on hold.
Spoke to the phone rep gave all my personal info and she put my retroactive unemployed date in the system. She said I will get an email from Department of Labor with confirmation and further instructions.
This was three days ago. Still no email from anyone.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3213 on: Yesterday at 08:44:24 PM »
If only that would be a problem, everyone would be in good shape. They aren't loading anything to anyone's account as far as I know. When people start getting backpay then you would be able to hear how its being done.

Either way, it shouldn't be a problem to answer the PUA questions however you want if you are just going in to check your claim. You won't be certifying for that week anyway, you'll just press exit when you see that its offering you the wrong week.
LOL! True. Just wishful thinking, I guess.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3214 on: Yesterday at 10:26:21 PM »
NJ

In theory yes, but it stays open for a long time. If you stopped in June you would still be able to pick up where you left off.

Generally in all states claims stay open for one year from the claim start date.

In NY there's no issue with working some weeks in between and then claiming again- all they do is ask you for your employer info during that time.
In NJ, while the claim officially stays open, there does seem to be issues with filing after a break in claim due to work or other non-eligibility reasons.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3215 on: Yesterday at 11:11:27 PM »
NJ data point:

Finally got through to someone at the unemployment line. Received an automated call back instead if waiting on hold.
Spoke to the phone rep gave all my personal info and she put my retroactive unemployed date in the system. She said I will get an email from Department of Labor with confirmation and further instructions.
This was three days ago. Still no email from anyone.
I got the same info over 2 weeks ago....

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3216 on: Yesterday at 11:46:51 PM »
Generally in all states claims stay open for one year from the claim start date.

In NY there's no issue with working some weeks in between and then claiming again- all they do is ask you for your employer info during that time.
In NJ, while the claim officially stays open, there does seem to be issues with filing after a break in claim due to work or other non-eligibility reasons.

Regarding NJ, that is correct. The system always picks up from the last week that you certified, unlike NY where if you miss a week it is gone from the system when you go in the next week. In NJ that is a plus or a minus depending on your situation. On the one hand, if you forget to certify one week, you can do it the next week. On the other hand, if you go back to work and then need unemployment again, it complicates things.
It seemed that the question posed was how long he can still claim weeks if he forgets, the answer is for a long time.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3217 on: Today at 11:30:21 AM »
Ny
Makes sense for lwa funds to show released,but not received yet?
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3218 on: Today at 11:42:49 AM »
Ny
Makes sense for lwa funds to show released,but not received yet?
Yes. Most are showing funds on their DOL portal, but it has not yet been received by the bank.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3219 on: Today at 12:13:06 PM »
Yes. Most are showing funds on their DOL portal, but it has not yet been received by the bank.
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« Reply #3220 on: Today at 12:22:17 PM »
Yes. Most are showing funds on their DOL portal, but it has not yet been received by the bank.

Update:
DOL is saying that banks couldn't handle the amount ($1.9B) and KeyBanks system crashed.
They're hoping to get it to everyone by 4:30PM.