The United States hasn’t seen unemployment this high since the Great Recession, but despite the COVID-19 outbreak, you still need to pay your bills. Whether you’ve navigated the system before or not, you may already know how the process of getting unemployment insurance subsidies from the government can be pressured and difficult. Here are some quick links and resources to make it easier for you to find eligible funds.
If you’re an employer, visit the New York Department of Labor’s Employer Un insurer information center for more information on how employees claim unemployment affects your business.
How to claim unemployment
Visit The New York Unemployment Assistance Page for guidance on the documents you need, what happens when you file your claim, and how to continue receiving unemployment assistance in the future. Due to the pandemic, this includes W-2 workers and free workers, free workers, contract workers, and 1099 independent contractors, as well as those eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. You may experience delays applying for unemployment because of the large number, but go on.
File an unemployment insurance claim based on your first letter.
Monday: A to F
Tuesday: G to N
Wednesday: O to Z
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If you need to talk to someone or register by phone, call (888) 209-8124, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Translation services are available in Spanish, Russian, Cantonese, Chinese, Creole, Korean, Polish and all other languages.
If you live out of state, apply by calling the Out-of-State Resident’s Office at (877) 358-5306.
If you are hearing impaired and have a Telephone Device for Deaf Devices (TTY/TDD), call the forwarding executive at 1-800-662-1220 and ask the executive to call the Phone Complaints Center (1-888-783-1370) to file or complete a request.
In addition to state unemployment subsidies, the federal government will distribute $600 along with each disbursement through July 31, 2020. Subsidies are available for 26 weeks. An additional 13 weeks of benefits are available through the federal CARES Act. In New York, this extension is automatic.
Who is eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
People who do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits can still receive PUA if they are diagnosed, have symptoms, or are directly impacted by COVID-19, including:
A household member of an individual who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
An individual who is caring for a family member or household member who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
A child or other family member with whom the primary care responsible person cannot attend school or another facility is closed as a direct result of a COVID-19 emergency and school or care is necessary for the individual to work
Individuals who are unable to get to work because of COVID-19 quarantine or because a healthcare professional has advised them to self-isolate due to COVID-19 concerns
Individuals who have been scheduled to start work and are out of work or unable to access work as a direct result of COVID-19
An individual has become a breadwinner or primary support for a household because the householder has died as a direct result of COVID-19
Individuals who have quit their jobs or been seded as a direct result of COVID-19
Individual workplaces closed as a direct result of COVID-19
Learn more about New York’s PUA program, further translations of PUA-related FAQs, and other principles and deadlines at the state CARES Act resource center.