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Important Notice About Unemployment Benefit and NYS Department of Labor from Online On September 22, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to extend Unemployment Insurance benefits for an additional 13 weeks for states, like New York, with consistently high unemployment rates. However, legislation to extend benefits must still pass the Senate and be signed into law. Therefore, this proposed extension is NOT in effect at this time. Please continue to claim weekly benefits in the usual manner. It is not necessary to file a new claim unless you are advised to do so. Please continue to check this web site for updates.

New York State (NYS) Unemployment Benefit Website

Currently, New York State provides 26 weeks of regular unemployment insurance benefits.

An additional 53 weeks of unemployment benefits have been approved for claimants who meet certain criteria.

The first 33 weeks fall under the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Program, and are known as Emergency Benefits; the last 20 weeks fall under a different program titled the Extended Benefits (EB) Program, and are known as Extended Benefits. Per current Federal legislation, specific deadlines apply to the different extensions, and as a result, not all claimants are eligible for the full 53 additional weeks of benefits.

Emergency Benefits include two tiers:

* Tier 1 (20 weeks) – to be eligible for any additional benefits under Tier 1, the individual must exhaust regular benefits on or before the week ending December 20, 2009, and start claiming Emergency Benefits on or before week ending December 27, 2009. Note: This means the individual must have filed their initial claim for regular unemployment benefits effective on or before Monday, June 15, 2009.
* Tier 2 (13 weeks) – to be eligible for any additional benefits under Tier 2, the individual must exhaust all 20 weeks of Tier 1 on or before the week ending December 27, 2009. Note: This means that the individual must have filed their initial claim for regular unemployment benefits effective on or before Monday, February 2, 2009.

The last payable week of both Tier 1 and Tier 2 is the week ending June 6, 2010.

Extended Benefits (20 weeks: (13 initial plus the seven (7) added eff. July, 17 2009)) are available to individuals who exhaust all 33 weeks of Emergency Benefits. However, the last payable week of Extended Benefits is the week ending December 27, 2009. Note: This means the individual must have filed their initial claim for regular unemployment benefits effective on or before Monday, October 27, 2008.
Individuals who have a claim with New York State, but live in another state that is not in an extended benefit period, will be eligible for only 2 weeks of extended benefits (for extended benefits status of other states, see Frequently Asked Questions below).

Work search requirements are more stringent for individuals claiming Extended Benefits (see Frequently Asked Questions below). However, individuals in training approved by the New York State Department of Labor, are not required to look for work while claiming benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions:
* What extensions of unemployment insurance benefits are currently available?
* Who is eligible for the unemployment insurance extensions?
* What are the deadlines and last payable weeks for the extensions?
* How do I claim weekly benefits under the extensions?
* If I reside outside of New York State, but have a claim with New York State, will I be eligible for Extended Benefits?
* What are the work search requirements for the 20 weeks of Extended Benefits?
* What if I am attending training approved by the Department of Labor?
* What is my weekly benefit rate under the extensions?
* How are unemployment benefits paid under the current extensions?
* Why didn’t I receive my full benefit rate the week before I started receiving my 20 weeks of Extended Benefits?
* What if my on-line benefit payment history shows “0” under Remaining Balance?

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Under 18 U.S.C. §1001, knowingly and willfully concealing a material fact by any trick, scheme, or device or knowingly making a false statement in connection with this claim is a Federal Offence, punishable by a fine or imprisonment for not more than five years, or both, under Title 18 of the United States Code.

New York State Minimum Wage is Now $7.25/Hr: Need skilled labor? Work with Employment Services staff to find the quality workers you need. Want to set up or expand in New York state? Review our Labor Market Information or speak with one of our Labor Market Analysts. The Labor Department offers employers a variety of training grants and tax incentives.

New York State employers who are registered with the Unemployment Insurance Division can now access their Unemployment Insurance Employer Home Page online. Click here to logon to the NYS UI Employer Home Page.You will need the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and Employer Registration Number (ER#) assigned to your entity to access this application. If you do not have an Employer Registration Number and would like to register online, click here.

You can now file Form NYS-45, Quarterly Combined Withholding, Wage Reporting, and Unemployment Insurance Return, electronically through the Department of Taxation and Finance’s Online Tax Center.

For other employer information, visit the Unemployment Insurance home page


  1. Is there a minimum amount that unemployment pays? I know the max is 405, but what is the smallest amount?

  2. Concerned Citizen says:

    Apparently the Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division is going broke.

    What does the Department of Labor expect when psuedo-communist states like New York (and especially New York City) are dolling out free handouts for unemployment insurance to people who have actually QUIT their jobs, when they could have worked and the job was still open, or when those people just quit because they either did something wrong at work, or were properly reprimanded for disciplinary misconduct, but the NY Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Program felt that those workers were “verbally abused” or “left because there was not enough work to do.”

    New York City’s Department of Labor, Unemployment Insurance Division, is literally draining the entire country’s money supply of much needed unmployment insurance, when people all across the nation are starving and can not even make ends meet, simply because New York City is the most liberal pussy state in the nation that actually REWARDS laziness and fraud by its citizens to collect fraudulent welfare checks, foodstamps, and now bogus and fraudulent unemployment benefits at the expense of the truly starving and broke.

    New York City’s Unemployment Insurance Benefits Program needs to be audited by the Federal Government, and sacked immediately by the FBI, to hold up as an example to the rest of the nation’s DOL Centers not to just hand out money to the lazy, the criminal minded, the fraudsters, and the terminally stupid.

  3. miguel e bustos says:

    i want to now my status

  4. Ggreggs says:

    my question at this point is if NYS doesn’t salute the situation of the budget and fix the unemployment benefit extension. “what do they expect families to do”? I mean its quite unfortunate that we are currently in a financial bind, but to restrict families for continuing there benefits is just damn wrong! Basically, NOONE CARES!!!
    I’m a mom with 5 kids and have been struggling since I’ve been layed-off, and to find out that they have suspended my small income for me and my family behooves me. Not to even mention I’m a fulltime college student in the 599 program. From whats been told to me the state is suppose to honor this factor. So basically I’m in a lost for words………..What am I to do????????????

  5. Hey I difinitely understand what you’re talking about. I too, was recently laid off and now have major concern{s} as to how all of my bills are going to be paid. So Today, I am really going to trust God on this one, and I invite you to do the same and all others that is currently in our situation. I sincerely hope that those people in congress, come up with a plan that doesn’t keep people like us in the dark. IT’S NOT RIGHT. So, in conclusion; I’ll keep everyone in my prayers and may God bless each family to find a way while going through these tough times……. Mr. Adkins from New York !

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