New York State (NYS) Unemployment Benefit Website www.labor.state.ny.us

Check out New York State (NYS) inemployment insurance benefit and NYS department of labor website is www.labor.state.ny.us. Unemployment insurance is temporary income for eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own and who are ready, willing, and able to work.

You must have sufficient work and wages in covered employment. In New York State, the money for unemployment insurance benefits comes from taxes paid by employers. No deductions are ever made from a worker’s paycheck for unemployment insurance. It is the Department of Labor that determines whether an unemployed worker qualifies for unemployment. Visit www.labor.state.ny.us. for more information.

Your claim should be filed in the first week that you have become totally or partially unemployed. It is important to file timely because your first week is an unpaid waiting week, commonly referred to as the “waiting period”. A delay may cost you benefits.

You should apply for UI benefits using the Benefits Online Page between the hours of 7:30am to 7:30pm Monday through Thursday (Eastern Time), Friday, 7:30am to 5:00pm, all day Saturday, and Sunday until 7:00pm.

Federal and New York State laws prohibit discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age or marital status. Your claim for unemployment insurance benefits will be evaluated and an eligibility determination will be made without regard to any of these factors.

What you should have available before you file your claim:

* Your Social Security number
* Your New York State driver’s license or Motor Vehicle ID card number (if you have either one)
* Your complete mailing address and zip code
* Telephone number where we can contact you between 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday
* Your Alien Registration card number (if you are not a U.S. Citizen and have a card)
* The names and addresses of all employers for whom you’ve worked within the last 18 months, including those employers in another state
* Employer Registration number or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) of your most recent employer (FEIN may be found on your W-2 forms) (if you have either)
* Your copies of forms SF8 and SF50, if you had federal employment within the last 18 months
* Your copy of your most recent separation form DD 214, if you are an ex-service member claiming benefits based on your military service
* If you are unable to print, have a pen and paper available to write down important information
* If you are choosing to have direct deposit of your weekly benefits, you must have a check handy in order to enter your bank routing and checking account numbers

If you do not have all of the documents listed above, you may still file a claim. There may be some delay, however, in receiving your first payment.

Visit www.labor.state.ny.us. for more information.

Comments

  1. I have changed my bank and have an existing account at another bank. I filled in the cancel account form and submitted my new information on another bank’s existing account.

    Your messages say that if the 5 day period does not deposit my money in my new account, it will be placed on my Labor Debit Card. I DO NOT HAVE A DEBIT CARD FROM NYS UNEMPLOYMENT.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO?

    PLEASE ASAP AS I WILL BE FILING MY WEEKLY CLAIM ON SUN. AND IT SHOULD BE DEPOSITED BE WED OF THIS WEEK.

    THANK YOU.

  2. Lorraine E. Austin says:

    How do I get to my weekly unemployment claim

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