Is there an unemployment problem in New Jersey?

Is there an unemployment problem in New Jersey?

A: This is a commonly reported problem. “New Jersey’s Unemployment Insurance system is experiencing record levels of demand due to coronavirus and all in-person services statewide are currently closed due to COVID-19,” DOL said. “Some people cannot get through online or on the phone. We understand your anxiety and frustration, and we apologize.

How to certify for unemployment benefits in NJ?

“With so many people filing for Unemployment for the first time, some folks have questions about the procedure for telling the State that you remain under- or unemployed, also known as `certifying for weekly benefits,’” DOL said “Please visit and read our guide and schedule for certifying.”

How many weeks of unemployment do I get in NJ?

NJ workers currently claiming federal benefits will receive an additional 25 weeks. Anyone currently receiving unemployment in any amount will also receive the $300 weekly supplemental benefit. We do not anticipate delays in providing these benefits to most claimants.

Are there any questions about filing for unemployment?

Readers have had other questions and complaints about filing for benefits. Here are the Department of Labor’s answers to some of your pressing unemployment concerns. (The agency said it’s working hard to help everyone and it asks for your patience. Also remember that benefits will be retroactive.

How to contact unemployment office in New Jersey?

North New Jersey: 201-601-4100 Central New Jersey: 732-761-2020 South New Jersey: 856-507-2340 Out-of-state claims: 888-795-6672 (you must call from a phone with an out-of-state area code) New Jersey Relay: 7-1-1

How are unemployment benefits calculated in New Jersey?

The maximum weekly amount is recalculated annually and is equal to 56 2/3 percent of the statewide average weekly wage. A claimant can collect a maximum of 26 weeks of benefits on a regular unemployment claim. Q. How is employer liability for unemployment benefits calculated? A.

Is there an extension for unemployment in NJ?

Yes, under the American Rescue Plan Act, recipients of regular Unemployment benefits are likely eligible for federal extensions, provided by Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), through the week ending September 4, 2021. If you exhaust these benefits, you may also be eligible for additional weeks of state unemployment benefits.

What are the reasons for unemployment ineligibility in NJ?

Reasons for ineligibility could include: Your claim is invalid due to self-employment, your employer is exempt (for example, a church), or you have insufficient work history. You’re ineligible because you had a prior disqualification or couldn’t meet a requirement.