Welcome to the New York Unemployment Guide on Find Family Resources! It is our goal to provide you with all the information you need to know in order to file for unemployment.
Within this valuable guide you will find the New York Unemployment Requirements as well as the Online Contact Information to Your State Unemployment Office. Additionally, if you’re ready to get started immediately, you will find a link to the Online Application for your state. Please be aware that this link will only be populated if your state offers an online application option.
We sincerely suggest that you read through all of the various articles below as well. Being informed and aware is a vital step in receiving the assistance you deserve and these articles will help you achieve that. Let’s get started!
Unemployment insurance (UI) benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own who meet New York eligibility requirements. In New York, the program is housed within the .
General Unemployment Requirements
To be entitled to benefits, you must be out of work due to no fault of your own. You must be physically able to work. You must be actively seeking work. You must be ready to accept work. It is important to understand the qualification guidelines and necessary actions around each of these requirements.
New York Residents that are currently unemployed or working part-time can apply for UI benefits (you cannot apply for unemployment insurance if you are still currently employed). Self-employment does not usually qualify for UI benefits coverage.
Unemployment Claim Checklist
Be prepared and have the following items and information handy before you apply for unemployment: (1) your name and Social Security number, (2) your mailing and residence address (if different), (3) your telephone number, (4) Last employer information, including name, address (mailing and physical location) and telephone number, (5) information on all employers you worked for during the 18 months prior to filing your claim, including name, period of employment, wages earned and how paid, (6) your driver’s license or ID card number, if you have either, (7) last date worked and the reason you are no longer working and (8) citizenship status (which may include your alien registration number).
If your state’s department needs to verify any of the information provided while filing a claim, additional forms will be sent by mail and additional information and/or documentation will be requested.
After the claim is filed, the will determine if you are eligible to receive benefits.
Unemployment Benefits – Common Questions
Claim Amounts: $40 to a ceiling of $450 per week depending on your previous earnings
Maximum Benefits Qualification: $11,674.01 per calendar quarter during last 12 month period
When to Apply: As soon as you become unemployed or working less than full-time. There is a 1 week waiting period