www.labor.state.ny.us New York state Unemployment Benefits online claims

www.labor.state.ny.us is an website where you can find new york state unemployment Benefits online claims. This is a important notice about Unemployment Benefit extensions by www.labor.state.ny.us.

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.

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.
The extensions are broken down as follows:

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.

Comments

  1. My ‘benefit year’ ended on October 22, 2009..and I have not received any benefits as of today, Nov. 20, 2009. Normally, it’s ‘direct deposited’ into my bank account. I have filed every week, as advised…and still don’t even have my benefits from the week ending November 15, 2009. Please help me and advise me what to do. I don’t even have enough gas in my car to go to job interviews…and am doing so only by borrowed monies for the past three weeks.

  2. susanmspencer says:

    I have secured a position for one month from December 14, 2009 until January 8, 2010 and will not need the weekly checks. Once January 8 ends and the job is complete, I will then contact your office again. Will also comply by sending the letter as so instructed.

  3. valerie steele says:

    i want to know about unpaid weeks that i have claimed.

  4. Daniel Bisbano says:

    my last day of work was 12/06/2013 and still have never gotten a check yet

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