lwd.dol.state.nj.us is Official website of New Jersey Department of Labor. After filing an unemployment insurance claim, the next step is to claim benefits for a specific calendar week. To do this, you will be mailed a “Claim for Benefits” form that will contain the following information:
- The calendar weeks (either one or two weeks) for which you are claiming benefits. Unemployment weeks begin on Sunday and end on Saturday. The weeks listed at the top of your form will have Saturday ending dates. There will normally be two weeks listed at the top of the form; however, depending on which bi-weekly schedule you are assigned, there may be times when only one week is printed.
- The date to claim your benefits will be printed at the top of the form. You will be assigned a Wednesday to claim your benefits for the first time by using either the telephone or the Internet. After that, you will be asked to claim your benefits on a specific Monday or Tuesday. If you miss your assigned date, you should claim your benefits on the Wednesday, Thursday or Friday immediately following your assigned date. If you don’t claim your benefits as directed, benefits may be delayed or denied.
- The telephone number and Internet address (www.njuifile.net ) will also be printed at the top of the form. Telephone numbers are assigned according to the One-Stop Career Center that provides reemployment services in your area. Occasionally, a technical problem may occur at the location you are calling. If that happens, you may call any of the other numbers assigned to the other offices. For a complete listing of telephone numbers to claim weekly benefits, To claim continued benefits on the Internet, Click Here
- Seven questions that you must answer for each week that you are claiming benefits.
- Instructions are provided for claiming benefits by telephone or by mail. Instructions for claiming benefits on the Internet are available on the web site, www.njuifile.net.
Important: If there is a problem on your claim that must be resolved before benefits can be paid or if you have been denied benefits and are appealing the determination, you must still claim your weekly unemployment benefits. You will receive “credit” for the weeks that you have claimed. If it is determined that you are eligible for benefits or if you win your appeal, you will be paid these weeks at a later date. Note: Even if you win your appeal, you will not be paid for weeks that you have not claimed.