New Jersey (NJ DOL) Division of Unemployment Insurance – $300 FPUC, PEUC and PUA News – September 2021 Extension Updates and Payment Delays

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This article was last updated on May 17

The NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJ DOL) via the Division of Unemployment Insurance (DUI) manages the states’ unemployment insurance program. New Jersey’s unemployment remains higher than the United States as a whole reflective of how hard the state has been hit by the pandemic compared to other parts of the nation. See further details below on the newly enhanced benefits available now and how to file a claim. And per the official NJ DOL website, they are aware of the ongoing issues people are experiencing when filing claims and receiving payments on a timely manner. Keep reading for more information and use the links below to jump to past federal unemployment programs.

$300 Weekly Payment Delays Update

Every few weeks there have been reports of payment glitches/delays in claimants getting the $300 supplementary benefit, which is in addition to their regular or enhanced unemployment payments. You can see the most recent examples and feedback in the comments forum below this article. Most times the issue is due to timing issue between the NJ DOL systems and their UI benefits payment processor (Bank of America). These “glitches” have been been getting resolved in 2 to 3 days in most cases.

Will New Jersey (NJ) Pandemic Unemployment Benefits be Extended Again in 2021 or End Early?

With several states ending federally funded unemployment benefits earlier than planned (see full list) to encourage workers to return to work, there is a strong concern this action could spread nationwide. But the good news for unemployed workers in New Jersey is that most of the states cancelling unemployment benefits are Republican controlled. So it is highly likely that claimants in NJ will keep ALL pandemic unemployment benefits, including the extra $300 weekly payment, until the current program end date which would be the week ending September 4th, 2021.

However it should be noted that work search requirements are being more rigorously enforced by NJ DOL and there will be a lot more scrutiny of job rejections if not for pandemic or health related reasons. I will post further updates as they come to light and you can stay connected via the options below.

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Please also see the many comments at the end of the article where people have shared their stories, tips and struggles around getting paid under one or more of these enhanced benefit programs.


2021 Unemployment Program Extensions Under Biden ARPA Stimulus Package

Under President Biden’s $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus relief package, known as the American Rescue Plan (ARPA), enhanced unemployment benefits will be extended until September 6th. This would be the week ending September 4th, 2021 in New Jersey. This includes the following extensions:

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) – The PUA program, designed for freelancers, gig workers and independent contractors or those that generally don’t qualify for regular state unemployment, has been extended to September 6th, 2021 (~25 weeks). This brings the total number of weeks in the program to 79. The minimum PUA payment is still 50% of a states average weekly benefit amount and limited to the state’s maximum weekly benefit amount (WBA).

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) – The new stimulus bill funds another 25 weeks of weekly supplementary/extra unemployment at the current $300 level. Payments for the $300 weekly payment will continue until early September for a total of 25 weeks and eligible claimants – those getting at least $1 from state and federal unemployment programs – can get a maximum of $7,500 if they qualify for all weeks covered in this new extension. The other $100 supplementary payment for Mixed Earners (MEUC) was also extended by 25 weeks.

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) – The PEUC program, which extends coverage for those who have exhausted regular and extended state unemployment, has also been extended until the week ending September 4th, 2021.

There also provisions in the Biden Stimulus package for Unemployment tax breaks on the first $10,200 of benefits.

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.

NJ DOL update

New Jersey NJ DOL Payment Status of 25-week Extensions – Latest News and Status on PUA, PEUC and $300 FPUC

The NJ DOL has implemented the 25 week extension of benefits to the PEUC and PUA programs. Anyone currently collecting unemployment in any amount will also receive the $300 FPUC supplemental benefit. There have however been some issues noted which you can also see discussed in the comments forum below this article. This includes:

  • There have been some delays in getting the $300 weekly payment. This has been due to technical glitches in many cases and payments hit account 1 to 2 days later.
  • Its still hard to get through to someone a live agent. Keep trying as in some instances you will need a live representative to manually progress your claim or to provide additional information to verify your claim.
  • Many are reporting scam emails to potential claimants asking for personal and private data. Do not share this online or to people you don’t know. Only go to the NJ DOL site to load documents and provide required certifications.
  • While the PUA and PEUC extensions are now available till Sep 4th, many people are reporting a lapse in benefits, which is mainly due to the need to provide additional documentation (PUA claimants) or not filing a new claim after you have reached your benefit year end (see below on what happens).
  • Some people who returned to work and stopped claiming benefits, but are now unemployed again are having a tough time reinstating claim due to manual checks the NJ DOL has to do, which is taking more time than expected. Retroactive payments will be made for eligible weeks but this is a known issue.

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Benefit Year End Reviews

All unemployment claims are required to be reviewed after one year per law. Claimants approaching the end of their benefit year should take no additional action. If your UI claim has been open more than one year then you need to be aware of the following actions:

  • DO NOT attempt to open a new claim.
  • DO continue to certify for weekly benefits according to the schedule.

The review of your claim will occur automatically; the NJ DOL will contact you only if more information is needed. If you recently reached the end of your benefit year, a review of your claim has been completed or is underway. When the review is complete, you will receive confirmation your weekly certification for benefits was successful.

NJ DOL Benefits Year End Renewal Process

2021 Unemployment Program Extensions Under COVID Relief Bill

The $900 billion COVID-19 relief package was passed into law on Dec. 27, 2020, which among several other pandemic relief measures extends and provides additional federal funding for enhanced unemployment benefits. This includes the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and a reinstatement, but halving of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) Program which provides a $300 supplemental weekly unemployment payment. I have also posted this video discussing the frustrations around the current $300 payment!

These programs have been funded and extended for 11 weeks (on top of any state funded extensions), covering the weeks of December 27th, 2020 to March 14th, 2021. To receive FPUC benefits, you must be receiving regular UI, PEUC, EB, or PUA.

NJ DOL 2021 11-week Extension Payment Details and Updates on $300 FPUC, PUA and PEUC

Update Feb 9th, 2021: NJDOL has (finally) successfully completed programming for the 11-week benefit extension for the over 75,000 expired PUA and PEUC claims. Claimants who had been waiting and are eligible to claim these 11-weeks should have been notified by email and can certify during their regular schedule once the extended weeks are added to their claim balance. If you have not received your notification AND cannot certify (online or via phone) in the next few days your claim is likely held up due to additional manual processing/verification or you were deemed ineligible. Some examples are further discussed in the comments below.

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Update Feb 3rd, 2021: Unemployed workers in NJ who have exhausted their PUA and PEUC benefits on or after Dec. 26, 2020 continue to face extended delays while the NJ DOL reprogram their antiquated and disparate UI systems to add the 11-week extension. These workers are also missing out on their $300 FPUC weekly payment and will have to wait for an official notification from NJ DOL to resume their weekly certification. Calling and trying to get this pushed through will not help, even if you can get through to someone.

There is no official target date for when NJ DOL will have this done, but I am expecting system updates to be in place by mid-February based on previous program rollouts and NJ DOL sources. Thousands are affected by this and I will continue to post updates across various platforms. I have also discussed more on this YouTube video covering the 2021 UI extension or the PUA extension delay reasons.

Missing 4th week $300 Payment for many (with active benefits): Many readers are reporting that they have not received their 4th week payment. NJ DOL on their social media is only confirming they have made 3 payments – so I suspect the system updates they are having to do for the PUA and PEUC programs have caused these delays. If payments don’t come this week, I imagine NJ DOL will make a double payment next week.

Update January 29th, 2021: NJ DOL has confirmed that they have made three weeks of the $300 FPUC payment to eligible claimants, with the fourth payment coming next week. However this is only for those who can certify and are currently getting state or federal benefits. Those who were getting federal benefits like PUA or PEUC but have now exhausted those benefits (zero claim balance) on or after Dec. 26, 2020 will see a gap in payments while the NJ DOL reprograms their systems to add the 11-week extension approved under the latest COVID relief bill.


DJ posted the following update on Jan 25th: DOL only deposited this week $300 for the week ending the 16th. Then the week ending Jan 23 we get next Monday. We wouldn’t ever get the week ending the 23rds payment today . Because they pay it only when they know you didn’t work. So the only way you get paid the week of the 23rd is if you file by Saturday the 30th . And for the people saying it’s biweekly it’s not. $300 each week per official NJ DOL update below (some people are getting $600 because it included retroactive payments for missed weeks). I just talked to someone on the phone at NJ DOL and the way it worked so far was for the weeks ending:
Jan 2nd $300
Jan 9th $300 (PAID $600 for 2 weeks On jan19th )
Jan 16th ( paid today the 25th )
Jan 23rd ( paid on feb1st)

Jan 21 : NJ DOL update on $300 payment

Official NJ DOL update: NJDOL announced it had successfully processed two weeks worth of benefits – $600 total – in direct deposit accounts or on debit cards as soon as Tuesday [Jan 19th, 2021]. Some may see it a day or two later depending on their bank. The first week of eligibility for the $300 payments was the week ending Jan. 2, 2021. If eligible for both weeks, claimants received two $300 payments, for a total of $600, in addition to their regular unemployment payments.



The $300 payments will continue to be made weekly, in single-week installments, for eligible weeks through the week ending March 13. They will be made automatically to anyone receiving jobless benefits in any amount.


Those who have exhausted their initial PUA, PEUC or Extended Benefits will experience a lapse in payments (ongoing delays) while NJDOL updates their systems. The Department has communicated with this group of claimants and they will be notified when they can resume certifying for weekly benefits.

NJ DOL

Jan 19 update – $300 Payments coming through for active claimants! Based on reader comments here and on my social media it looks like the $300 weekly payments are coming through. Jackie wrote, “Got 600 deposited this morning a little before 6am. Was never a pending deposit. Just came thru outta nowhere. 1/19/21.” This was confirmed by subsequent comments. So looks like NJ DOL is making weekly payments for FPUC as well but was paying retroactively for the past 2 weeks it missed paying (due to program rollout delays) and so that’s why $600 was the maximum amount received for those who qualified for the 2 weeks.

Al posted the following on Jan 20th, Yes… there’s been much confusion on when the weeks would start or which date the payments would be retroactive. However, it’s basically like this. They’re paying (biweekly) from the week of January 2nd to the week of March 13th. That’s 11 weeks. This is why only a $600 payment/deposit was made to most claimants in NJ. So in respect to retroactive payments, the state was only behind 1 week. The week they tried to issue benefits (January 2, 2021) and the week that benefits started to be issued to claimants (January 9th). The next payable week will be January 16th 2021, payment should be received on Mondays, just like the CARES ACT Supplement Payments were issued. You will NOT receive both your Normal Unemployment Compensation Benefits and the new $300 on the same day. (Unless you’re one of those recipients that would normally receive your regular unemployment benefits on a Monday.) The only eleven payable weeks in 2021 are as follows (week ending): January 2nd, January 9th, January 16th, January 23rd, January 30th, February 6th, February 13th, February 20th, February 27th, March 6th, and week ending March 13th

Delays in payments were attributed to processing the new $300 FPUC while simultaneously running retroactive processing (as required by federal law) for the old $600 FPUC program. Under the new stimulus act, 460,000 claimants currently collecting PUA and PEUC, while 80,000 claimants are collecting Extended Benefits (EB). These groups of claimants are all eligible for an 11-week extension, and should be seeing no interruption in regular benefits. They should continue certifying for weekly benefits and will get the $300 FPUC payment and any eligible retroactive payments.

I realize that not everyone is seeing their payments yet (likely those who had exhausted benefits prior to week of 12/27/20 to 1/2/21) but at least there is some progress. The NJ DOL site is still saying they are “testing” and hard to get a hold of anyone at the NJ DOL, but it is at least good to hear that some people are receiving their payments. Please continue to leave comments at the end of this article with any updates or payment confirmations.


Jan 14 update from NJ DOL : NJDOL hopes to process the newly available federal $300 supplemental benefit over the weekend. An unforeseen complication delayed running the new Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program last week as planned. No one will miss any weeks of eligibility

Given that 1/18 is a public holiday and updates are happening over the weekend, I estimate that NJ DOL won’t get payments out before 1/19, given delays to date. Please leave a comment below the article if you receive your payment.

January 14th 2020 update

“Though there are still a lot of details needed from the USDOL to begin the work of implementing these new programs….we see from the sheer volume of new unemployment claims that this pandemic continues to affect significant numbers of workers, many who are unemployed for the first time in their lives.”

[Update Jan 13th] The NJ DOL has recently posted on their website (it’s a pop-up when you log on their website for the first time) that NJ residents currently claiming federal benefits (PUA or PEUC) will receive the new benefits without delay, and should continue to certify weekly (remaining weeks will roll-over into extension period). It is expected that these active claimants will see their $300 FPUC payment from mid-January (retroactive to December 27th, 2020).

Note – per several comments and responses, no one in NJ has yet seen the $300 payment! However a reader posted this “Just got off the phone with DOL they stated to me that payments will be processed into accounts at the end of today. Now I don’t know if that means into our accounts and will be there right away or then it has to process with ur bank.” So this likely means payments will start hitting accounts by the end of the week (factoring in processing time). Please leave a comment below the article if you receive your payment.

However anyone who has exhausted UI benefits on or after Dec. 26, 2020 will see a gap in payments while the NJ DOL program their UI systems to add the 11-week extension. These claimants should wait for notification from NJDOL before resuming weekly certification. NJDOL. No date provided for this, but expected towards the end of January.

I have noticed several comments on the mixed messages people are seeing from NJ DOL saying that they were the first to roll out the $300 payment, but yet people won’t get this payment for several weeks. The challenge is that to get the $300 FPUC payment (which is easy to implement since $600 FPUC was there before and only the amount has changed) you need to get the extended PUA or PEUC. So the issue is that the PUA and PEUC programs have had some new changes and criteria under the new law (e.g. additional documentation, you need to use PEUC before PUA), so this has meant claimants who exhausted PUA or PEUC benefits before Dec 27th, cannot file/certify for the weeks which extended coverage is available because NJ DOL is facing delays updating their systems for those programs. And as a result don’t get the $300 either because it cannot be paid because you need to have $1 of UI under PUA or PEUC to get the $300!

Final guidelines on these programs and final eligibility including additional document verification procedures to combat Fraud have been issued by the Department of Labor and then have to be implemented by the state UI agency in their systems and programs. So this could delay the actual date of payments.

UI claimants with existing or expired claim balances should be aware of the following:

  • PUA and PEUC, FPUC will be automatically added to the claimants’ benefits if they are eligible for the weeks outlined in the new legislation.
  • Claimants with weeks remaining in UI should continue to file weekly claims
  • Claimants who will have additional weeks in UI and PUA or PEUC due to state provisions (where applicable) should watch their state agency UI portal or website for updates that will allow additional weeks to be filed.
  • Claimants will receive retroactive payments for all weeks they are eligible.
  • Claimants currently receiving benefits through the Extended Benefits program must finish all weeks of EB before receiving additional weeks of PEUC.

I will post additional details as they are released in coming days. So stay tuned for updates.


Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program

NJ has made all final payments under the LWA program, which provided supplemental payments to eligible unemployment benefits claimants who were unemployed, partially unemployed, or unable or unavailable to work due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. Roughly 800,000 workers in New Jersey were eligible for up to $1,800 (or 6 weeks) in LWA benefits.

The NJ Labor Department (NJDOL) has confirmed that LWA payments have been successfully processed on October 21st and disbursed for payment. It could take 1 to 3 business days from this date to actually receive payments in your financial account or debit card due to processing times across financial intuitions,. As such, I expect payments should start appearing in accounts and cards from October 22nd to October 26th. This off course is for the first (main) batch of payments. People who verified late (after Sep 30th) or have had their account flagged (e.g for further processing or fraud) may see payments a few days or weeks later.

Latest Update – It appears that the majority of New Jerseyans are now seeing LWA payments in their bank accounts or debit cards. Check your pending transactions online as well, because that means your payment will be there shortly (within 1 business day generally). If you haven’t got your payment yet, don’t panic as they are still being processed in batches and could take till Monday or Tuesday to get to your account. Calling the NJ DOL/DUI is not going to help at this stage (impossible to get someone). See comments on this article for reader confirmations of the LWA payment across various banks.

From the article comments, many are still waiting on their LWA payment and I will continue to post new information and answer questions (along with the helpful community of readers) as if becomes available.

Why payments were late – Here is the latest quote from Labor Department spokesperson Angela Delli Santi on the delays, “Processing these [LWA] payments required new programming that had not previously been tested, and it is taking longer than anticipated for these payments to go through. People who miss their weekly certification window can certify during any of the make-up times. Early on 10/21, New Jersey “intentionally took down” the state’s unemployment certifying application to [fix issues] and consolidate resources into making the $300 payments.

How LWA payments get made by the NJ DOL: The LWA payment file is transmitted to Bank of America, NJ’s processing bank, then BOA disperses the payments to the direct deposit accounts and debit cards of claimants. This whole process can take 1 to 3 business days.

If your payment is not received by the end of October or is less than you expect you will need to contact someone at the NJ DOL/DUI to look into your claim and eligibility.

The delay in payments has been a source of frustration for many NJ claimants based on the comments on this post and this official update will be a relief to many. Delays were mainly due to the volume of erigibile claimants and the work on the system/application updates necessary for this program, which resulted in NJ being one of the last states to make this payment. More than 800,000 unemployed New Jersyans are eligible for LWA payments. Payments will be made as a lump sum and retroactive to August 1st for up to a maximum of 6 weeks (or $1800) of the approved FEMA funding.

Late LWA payments despite Gov. Murphy saying would be there early this week (Oct 19th)

You will need to complete a one time certification/attestation (via your UI portal) that your unemployment was due to COVID related disruptions to receive the LWA payment. However those who are receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) or regular unemployment (UI) who previously attested to this do not have to certify and will automatically get LWA payments after October 19th, the same way they currently get unemployment benefits. See more details on the NJ LWA page.

The new LWA payment is in addition to Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) payments currently available to unemployed workers.

NJ LWA Payment Details

COVID 19 Enhanced Benefits under CARES Act in New Jersey

Under the CARES act, there are three types of federal unemployment assistance now available:

• Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): expands eligibility for individuals who are typically ineligible for
Unemployment benefits, for example independent contractors, and self-employed and “gig” workers.
• Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC): provides an additional $600 per week, on top of regular benefits, to all recipients of Unemployment Insurance; retroactive to the week ending April 4, 2020. [Now Expired]
• Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC): provides an additional 13 weeks of Unemployment benefits to all recipients.

Double-digit unemployment amid COVID-19 has also triggered 20 weeks of extended benefits the state is permitted by federal law to offer to those who have exhausted all other state and federal unemployment aid without returning to work permanently

Web and/or phone issues with accessing the NJ Unemployment system
NJ’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. Some people cannot get through online or on the phone. NJ DUI understands your anxiety and frustration, and we apologize. They are working diligently to serve all our customers and ask for your patience. Please keep trying.

Existing Claimants: receiving Unemployment due to the coronavirus emergency do not have to do anything except continue to certify weekly to receive the $600/week. The additional $600/week compensation will be issued beginning April 14, for the week of March 30. It will be a separate payment from your regular unemployment benefit, and will be available to those receiving benefits until July 25, 2020. Claimants that are eligible for extended benefits will be notified on how to claim these benefits. The 13-week extension will be automatically available to you after your current balance is exhausted.

The NJ DOL recently tweeted the following top two reasons your weekly benefits may suddenly stop (claim not payable):

1) you no longer qualify under federal law

2) you answer incorrectly on our mandated questionnaire

33,000 people did the second last week alone!

See more FAQs and details on NJ unemployment rules for the new enhanced benefits provisions.

Filing a Claim

New users can file a claim online (recommended) here by creating a new account. Existing claimants can file here. You can check the status of your claim here.

To receive your unemployment insurance benefits, you must certify for benefits each week which you wish to receive benefits. You can only certify for benefits after the week has passed. Unemployment Insurance weeks begin on a Sunday and end at midnight on Saturday. You will certify for benefits according to the most recent schedule, based on the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN). In order for NJ DOL to process your weekly payment without delay, please follow the below guidelines when certifying for your benefits – to get your money – each week

woman working on a computer

If there is a problem with 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 certify for and claim your benefits. You will receive “credit” for the weeks which you have claimed. If it is determined that you are eligible or if you win your appeal, you will be paid these benefits at a later date. If you have not claimed benefits and you win your appeal, you will not be paid for these weeks.

To try and speak to a live representative around your claim you can try the following numbers (but expect long hold times)
• North Jersey: 201-601-4100
• Central Jersey: 732-761-2020
• Southern Jersey: 856-507-2340

In order to apply online for Unemployment Insurance benefits, you must have:

  • Worked only in New Jersey in the last 18 months, or
  • Worked in New Jersey and any other state(s) in the last 18 months, or
  • Worked for the federal government and in New Jersey in the last 18 months, or
  • Served in the military in the last 18 months and be physically present in New Jersey.

You can also apply by phone.

You will need the following information to apply:

  • Social Security Number.
  • Alien Registration Number (if you are not a US citizen).
  • Pension information (if you are receiving any pension or 401k).
  • Amount and duration of any separation pay you may be receiving.
  • Recall date (if you expect to be recalled to your job).
  • Union hiring hall information, including local number and address (if you get work through a union).
  • Military Form DD-214 (if you were in the military in the last 18 months).
  • Form SF-8 or SF-50 (if you were a federal employee).

NEW CERTIFIERS: If you received notification that your claim is payable, check the NJ DOL schedule page before you certify. Each week, the day and times to certify are staggered by Social Security number (SSN). The day and time assigned to your SSN may change, so check the schedule page each week.

If you miss your assigned time, there is a second window of time that is open to your SSN later on your assigned day.

Additionally, Friday and Saturday are open to certify for any Social Security number. If you miss these time slots, you may use the following week’s assigned time to certify for both the current and past week.

Tyler N posted on May 20th – To everyone including, I just wanted to let you know as of Monday May 11th it seems as if “JerseyLady” was correct in her comment. The $600 retroactive and weekly payments for claimants on PUA Benefits in the State of NJ come to you a week after you get your regular weekly benefit payment. As of this morning (exactly one week after I got my retroactive unemployment) I got a deposit for $3,000 which is all my retroactive FPUC money along with last weeks $600 FPUC payment. I’m just hoping they keep coming as this whole process has been nothing short of a nightmare. And I will be wishing the best for everyone else on here as well.

2,046 thoughts on “New Jersey (NJ DOL) Division of Unemployment Insurance – $300 FPUC, PEUC and PUA News – September 2021 Extension Updates and Payment Delays

    1. Yeah mines want through so try it I got the conformation and all so it may go through for you

      1. I got verified I had to use a different email address but I don’t know how that will go with NJDOL .I’m so stress

        1. @vee did you try to claim benefits, I never was told to wait for the date to show under next date to claim and it went threw . Now I didn’t get the payment yet but the weekly benefit went threw successfully.

        2. I tried I think my email has to match my unemployment profile it’s google access it’s not working I had to create new ID to verify myself

        3. Maybe go under ur unemployment account and change your email under your unemployment account to match and see if that helps.

  1. Not sure if this link at the bottom will work. If not, it’s on nj.com. Just search:
    “One man’s 121-day saga to get unemployment benefits in N.J.”

    This proves (to me anyway) that all the delays, the busy phones, the wrong date on claims, multiple weeks escalated, 4-6 weeks, be patient crap has been goin on for a long time. This is not a NEW problem, it’s an old tactic that the NJDOL has been using way too long. They’re running out of excuses. First it was this bogus “12 month review….it’s not a glitch”. Then came the “date of your is claim wrong”. Which of course turned into the old “escalated 4-8 weeks” gig. The gentleman in the article got the last two, plus ones I’ve yet to experience. Wake up guys! This has been goin on for years. Money in NJ’s Santandar Savings Account is much more valuable than you think. Some of the others states, only because I have family there, DID NOT SEE ANY DELAYS AT ALL!!! This state got caught with its pants down!!! The arts also mentions “Labor Department’s handling of the crisis could be investigated under a bill in the state senate.” I’m telling y’all right now! NJ will have to answer for this. Not because we want money handed to us while we sit home. But because our children are the ones who are getting kicked in the face! How many families had to got thru their savings? A College fund? 401k? Im one who did! Every resource that “I”, “myself”had to dip into? That WAS NEVER my money. It was my children’s money! I stopped working for me 19 years ago when my first born daughter entered this world. This unemployment is for my kids!! My family!! Anyone from the DOL reading this, cause we know you see this as well as the emails that are supposed to be private, should know this! Stop reading the scripted excuses and talk to us like humans. Telling a father that he’s no one special and has to wait like everyone else, when you already know how long he’s been waiting and how many times his claim was escalated….is a job for a special kind of person. One who lacks the ability to to care about anyone other than themselves! They say they’re understaffed? It’s because only a small percentage of people are born that way!! I know I couldn’t do that for a living!

  2. Has the job search requirement in NJ to get unemployment benefits been reinstated yet? If yes, do we need to submit our work search info to unemployment each week/at certain intervals or do we wait to see if we’re asked to give this to them?
    ANDY- thanks for the info you provide us as well as the forum for our comments specifically related to NJ. Anyone with SS# 0000 -1001 didn’t have a time slot at all yesterday, Sunday 6/13/2021. It’s helpful to see when other people are having similar problems as you because that usually indicates there’s a problem with the web site in general, not you.

    1. As far as the job search requirement I’m clueless what that even is. Never been on unemployment pre pandemic.
      As far as if that didn’t have time slots for 6/13/21 we have to certify on Friday based on SS# on that schedule. And yes definitely always a good sign when multiple people are having the same issues although we would rather have no issues at all.

        1. Yes I am I did mines the same day as somebody I no and his account loaded back up in 3 days smh I been waiting going on 3 weeks now so far

        2. Yes me too I had to use a separate email
          Because I use google access with the same email that’s tie to ui text me Keith 929-355-4193

        3. This is the first time I’m hearing about the ID thing… something new being added to further complicate matters? What is this ID thing supposed to go into affect? Thank you for your input!

        4. It already started its to verify yourself using ID me upload any form of ID that not expired you can use your passport and basically do a video where you meet an agent and show them proof that’s you by showing document with your name on it like a SS card health insurance card birth certificate a bill

        5. So 3 weeks ago I randomly was selected to verify my Id and of course my ID had expired so I had to wait two weeks to get an appointment at DMV and then wait another week for my ID to come through the mail. I just certified for the three weeks that I had missed but I see a lot of people saying that they haven’t received their $300 payments in back pay while they were waiting to verify their ID. does anyone have info on this or experience? Do I have to call and let an unemployment agent know that I haven’t received my 300 payments due to not being able to certify because of waiting for my id to be verified?

        6. Did your account open up right away how long did it take ? I did mine on the 7th of this month

        7. All I did was call on the make up date to claim which was today (Friday) and it worked . It never showed next payable date on my account when I signed in but it let me claim and I just vefified my Id last night at 8pm Thursday night. I received an email after I called to claim my benefits for the past 3 weeks I missed saying it was successful. But I never had a date come up in the next payable date or anything from unemployment I just took a chance and it worked . Who told you to wait for that to show a date or why did you not just call and try to claim your benefits? We’re you told not to?

        8. I use my google to access ID me never created it with my emails address the one that I use for my unemployment but when I did it it kept asking for step 3 so I use my other email and it worked I have been working with a ID me rep 3 days now he’s trying his best to help me I have to use my same email Address as my unemployment profile .I don’t know I have 3 kids to look after we all caught the virus I got fed up and decided to do NOtary singing which I worked my butt off to pass exam background check I’m so overwhelmed

        9. I was going to let you know make sure you call to
          See where the status of your account is maybe they escalate it .

        10. I Put my number because it’s a miracle to get through and I seem to be lucky sometimes
          I put the call on so you can at least talk to
          A rep of you haven’t spoken to anyone yet

        11. Hey what’s the number you had to call to check the status they just are making the whole id like you said a big thing when I can’t be I have seen people get cleared in 3 to 4 days clearly using the same forms of Id I did

        12. You have to call the center and ask them if there’s anything else you need to provide them

        13. Call center never gets through me never I tryed them already when I first got locked out I even got a passport I got all my forms if Id that they have in the list I used the email I had for my ui claim and my new one the thing is they say it takes 15 days you understand that but you can’t say that then in 3 or 4 days a bunch of people that do the id me the same day you do there claim is right back up so to me it’s like your doing raffle and just picking claims to load back up and lock out when you want to we where supposed to do this back in Jan to be honest and they no that the just put out a message they was updating the system I don’t see anything done different to the something yet like I said all you can do is keep your head up and wait I guess

        14. Yeah I read and seen you did yours on the 7th of June I did mines the first I will let you no if mines change all you really can do is keep checking your claim to see the next payable date go back up when it does your good to go that what happened with the people I no that did it so far I just no it don’t really take 15 days people are getting it way sooner than that email or not your on the phone live with a person that verify everything you got in front of them which are legal documents and they won’t clear you if there not we all no that so if your getting pua I don’t get why it would take so long what else would they need

        15. I verified my I’d yesterday with a live video person and I went on my claim and it did not have my next date to claim , but my chance I tried to claim my weekly benefits today ( Friday) and it went threw and then it had a button at the bottom that said claim continued benefits and that came up three times after I answered the normal claim questions to catch up to this week. And it went threw so I would just try and claim your benefits and see what happens it worked for me

        16. Hey any luck did you status change on your Account yet from the Id me

        17. Nope they escalated some issue I don’t know what’s going on

        18. I read somebody else did the id thing and yes everybody am hearing that did that so far that started there claim back up didn’t receive there 300 so I don’t no what’s going on or why are claims having started back up yet all they say is wait to see if your date changes on your claim so I don’t no how long it will take am going on a month waiting

    2. No, NJ doesn’t require us to submit evidence of job search. Murphy said NJ will use the honor system, lucky us.

  3. It would be great if people were grateful to get anything at all and stop blaming and depreciating NJ and
    Governor Murphy. If you don’t like getting one of the highest unemployment rates in the US and fairly quickly, (IF claim went through) then please, go ahead, LEAVE!! Go to Florida! They are stopping theirs, and they barley get $200 bucks anyway!! Not to mention price of living is comparable to ours. (By the way your
    Governor that you are so mad at, at least enforced and extended the utilities shut offs and evictions that so many other states DO NOT have an option. so they get little to no money, and they WILL get shut off if they dont pay!!!) I am sick of hearing people complain. Stop crying and throwing tantrums because you are spoiled rotten and feel entitled! If you ended up commenting on this page, you probably did a search about why you didn’t receive your supplemental $300 this week yet… and i say yet, cz yes, you will get it, it will come probably later today or tomorrow as it has before. But when you googled, did you take the time to glance over the results! That 25, yes 25 other states, (more than HALF!) some fairly close to NJ in proximity, are NOT GETTING THEIR $300 at all anymore even though this was promised to them federally? Are you that ignorant? Those states decided to just completely cut it early, barley a warning… Not to mention so many New Jersians who have STILL not received their regular unemployment at all since the pandemic shut down began!
    Be GREATFUL! and i do thank whomever started this forum to be able to at least know that you are not alone in there being a delay with the $300. As long as you are not the only one, then you know that there was a technical issue. Use common sense people. Be patient! It looks better on you!

    1. Kristy

      I’m not sure if I should agree with this or be angry. Lol. Who are these spoiled people? The ones complaining and throwing tantrums? Are you referring to all the…“I have to wait 24 hours for my $300”…complaints?
      If so?…I agree with you.
      If that was the issue for me?
      It wouldn’t be a BE AN ISSUE?
      Believe me, I understand their frustration. But I don’t understand the need to complain about it. If it’s a question? Asking why, or if something happened, I get. But to bitch about it in a forum, when they already know it’s gonna be a day late? Absolute ignorance. There are 1,000’s of people reading this who haven’t seen ONE RED CENT!

      As for defending our “Governor”? I would agree with you on that as well. But I cannot! Because I’m one of the 1,000’s of people who’s life has been completely flipped upside down. I’ve emailed him at least 2 dozen times. Now I’m on his mailing list, which is the ONLY answer I’ve received! The DOL in NJ disgusting!! This soon to be 6 months delay? Its no secret! It’s not getting over looked. It’s getting ignored! And the governor HAD to do something about the utilities! Utilities who will get their money ANYWAY! So no! I can’t praise him for that. He hasn’t done a thing about this delay! I haven’t heard anything from him or the commissioner! To let this linger without some clarification? Is atrocious!

      I’ve collected unemployment in the past, and I’ve had issues like this before. This isn’t something new, it’s just on a bigger scale!

      And those other states who opted OUT of the PUA? Every state had that option from the beginning. Once the funds were distributed to each state? They became in charge of how and if anything was distributed! Remember, this was an unemployment extension. Not a relief check! Each state had the option to decline the PRESIDENTS $10,000 tax credit as well. I read somewhere NJ was not going to allow the credit! But I don’t know if they did in fact decline. And those states? Nowhere NEAR the numbers NJ has! Not even close!! Matter of FACT! NJ has more unemployed people than the ENTIRE COUNTRY combined! NJ opting out was and still is never gonna happen!! Someone yesterday or the day before said NJ might even have to extend unemployment AGAIN!! Because of this delay.

      This should be priority ONE for the governor! But it is NOT! On NJ’s official Twitter page, there was a tweet that was pinned for a while. It said something like “NJ is leading the way with their innovative unemployment system”! Hahahahaha. Really? This delay IS NOT A SECRET!! Newspapers have been flooded with calls! Governor’s office has been flooded with calls! And I haven’t read one thing about it! The only thing I saw, pertaining to the delays, was an article by NOBODY back in late March! I say “nobody” because it wasn’t an interview or a journalist writing a story! It was a statement, from the NJDOL, hidden in a fake article. And the DOL blamed the me and others for the delays. Because we All answered the questions wrong during certification! Lol. A month later? The reason changed. Now it was due to the STANDARD 12 month review! Which, by the way, was never the standard in NJ. It was always a 6 month review. Then a possible 6 month extension.

      I can’t take credit for that, I got that from someone on here with the same problem, NO MONEY! He, who is in his late 50’s with 2 children in college, was mocked and laughed at by the same people who complain about their 24 hour delay! SMH! He said something about leaving NJ because of this. They said the same thing you did! GET OUT!

      Now I don’t believe you meant that in the way they did. I’m pretty sure you’re upset with the “24 hours?” people. I also believe you’re one of us Kristy? If so?………
      Good luck!!!

    2. Kristy…. you are 100% right, and I commend you on speaking your mind and setting others who don’t appreciate the help they get straight. I understand some have it harder than others, but overall, I think Murphy has done a good job during one of our hardest times ever. Thank you for being so forthcoming.

    3. First let me clarify how predetermining an entire group of people based on 1 common attribute is a stereotype, then announcing personal judgement based on bias classification system via a public forum- is completely unacceptable as it is a form of bullying which attacks basic right of dignity. If you truly want to make a public announcement, gather all of the information, compare and contrast cited facts with supporting statistics to form an opion free from bias. Its very easy to make an assumption that assigns a monetary denomination as a gift.. but try to understand where the funding for these programs comes from. How is the funding distrubuted- to include costs of operations and salary variations within this state/ federally funded program. What percent is paid into operations, media statements, outsourced contracted customer service reps, full time staff, and how much is distributed including the time funding received versus released. Research what the mean income is in NJ snd compare that to the available funds offered to unemployed persons. How does that $300 compare to the median lost wages. How do these programs benefit the fiancial economy that maintains NJ ability sustain the economy (via taxes in many variations to maintain multiple government agencies) what would happen if this system was not available and why was this department initially established. Then give an informed opinion, with substantial facts. To assume that $300 a week is an irrelevant amount without real data, you miss a big factor- there are many people that $300 plus weekly benefit does not afford basic standards of living that can be defined into a single group of people. I think there is a big factor many americans lack fundamental knowledge that goverment funding is paif for by taxpayer contributions- every speech is paid for by taxpayers, state and federal government is supported by taxes. $300 dollars could be a car payment or grocery bill.. no matter what the recepient determines is a necessity- any money that is used to redistribute into the economy gets taxed (thats 2 taxes on every dollar distrubted) these monies also provide a means to contribute to businesses which creates income that can maintain finanancial necessity to maintain staff which supports stable work… its really much deeper than accusing someone of greed. I would love to get back to work, unemployment with $300 additional still leaves me at a loss which dominos all the way to the cost of stocks- just to name one area affected

      1. I think your missing the point by a MILE!!! Nice speech! You’re an educated person! But you’re lacking a certain emotion they can’t teach in school! I can’t speak for anyone else on here, only me! And MY OPINION? (because that’s all this really is) People, who are currently receiving their standard UI, are going bat shit crazy about $300 not being in their accounts at the same time every week!! There’s absolute NO reason to panic! Does an extra $300 help? Absolutely!!! No one has implied that it doesn’t help. It helps at the end of the month when bills are due. Not on a week to week schedule!!?? I’d be ecstatic if I was receiving the $300. Even if it was a day or two late. But I do not receive the $300. Matter of fact? I don’t receive anything at all. I’ve kept my words to myself, while reading this forum, for a long time now. And reading your clever jargon really pissed me off! If that statement is in fact the real you? Your life must be a dark, monotonous, thrill ride. Statistics mean NOTHING when it comes to a topic about right and wrong! It’s about FEELING the pain of another human, and knowing that your pain isn’t so bad. Some people have taken it to far but I understand their FEELINGS! You do not! I’ve been reading these over and over, same thing every day. Same question everyday. Same answer they get every day. And it’s turned into the most ridiculous argument I’ve ever read! Because there is no argument. There are people receiving their UI, but getting the $300 hours or days late. Then there are the people who haven’t received either of the two. I’m one of the people who hasn’t received anything. And it’s the most stressful thing a man can go thru. Especially with kids in college, and parents I care for. It’s an absolutely horrendous FEELING. When I first started reading the complaints? They were only asking what happened. But it slowly turned into a “do or die” situation for them. And I can honestly tell YOU right now, without STATISTICS because I’m currently FEELING IT, that they have NO IDEA what a do or die situation is. If they had? Like myself, till just now, hey wouldn’t have posted on this forum. I’ve been on both sides of different things. And I know for a FACT! If that $300 was REALLY gonna make me late with a payment? I’d simply call and explain. It’s literally that simple. Others don’t have the ability to do that….for 6 months straight anyway. You understanding the point now? Are you actually FEELING the pain of both sides? Because there is pain from both sides, I’ve been on both! I feel for both sides! But in know way, shape, or form are the two comparable.
        As I stated earlier? I haven’t received any benefits whatsoever this year. Like you, I would love to go back to work. I liked my 6 figures. But that’s not possible for me at this time. I’ve been silent because I’m not one to argue over troubled times and who had it worse! But you? The statistics, taxes we pay into for UI, and whatever else I skipped over. Does not come into play here. The human heart does. People’s lives are being changed forever!! And they, WE, don’t know why. No one from the DOL has explained anything to us! The ones having to wait 24 hours? They received their explanation, quickly too! Now I’m not calling anyone out on anything right now. I’m simply explaining how emotions work to a robot.
        You will most definitely reply to this, you NEED the last word. I’ve met YOU many times before. And always walked away. I don’t need the last word….when I already know I’m right!….

        1. Yes just check your account I am supposed to get notification of when it gos into my account and today I didnt it was just there so just check your account it may just be there

        2. My husband got his on his Bank of America but I didn’t and I have chime.

  4. Anyone have trouble calling and claiming continued unemployment benefits . I pushed 3 like it said and it just keeps repeating the automated message about 1099 info and I have hung up and tried to recall multiple times.

      1. There were no certifications allowed as of 1:15pm today with no further information available. I could not certify like I was supposed to.

    1. In response to your comment about having difficulty with certifications today, I tried logging in at my correct time and there was a message in red stating that there were no certifications on Sunday as of 1:15pm today, with no further information available. Does anyone know what is going on.
      .thank for having this forum and all your help

      1. Nope. Just have to keep checking online. I wonder if we can certainly on Friday the make up day? Guess just wait on a schedule for us or further instructions.

        1. Did you get the same thing that said we have to check back every day to see if there are any updates? Very aggravated!

        2. Schedule is up and based on your ss# some of us have to certify today and others FRIDAY! It’s annoying because I usually get paid on Tuesday so now idk because of their stupid system issues. I too am annoyed like why not give everyone a chance to certify on their regular day

        3. So do y’all think it’ll post sometime today?

        4. Who knows with this crappy state. No 300 again
          Couldn’t claim yesterday. Wtf is going on
          Over 1 year later and all these problems. This I’s all.murphys fault
          Let me know if you get the 300

        5. If you couldn’t claim yesterday like I couldn’t I don’t think we will see the $300 today. Usually it comes around this time but so many times it has been super late. I figured since we were able to certify the system won’t know to send us the $300 until after we do it Friday. Not sure this is my first time on unemployment ever

        6. Did anybody get their $300 today?? I haven’t received it yet.

        7. I was able to claim yesterday it was the same schedule from last week boss I did mine at 530 pm but didn’t get the three hundred dismorning lol as usual why jersey always have prbelm like the system always has an issue lmk if anybody gets the three hundred today

        8. Couldn’t claim yesterday I called today just to see and it said system error so not letting ppl claim today either and no 309 either.

        9. Two weeks ago I claimed but because I worked more hours I got 0$ back, so I knew I wasn’t getting the 300. But this past Friday I claimed because my hours were cut way short and I did get my unemployment but did not get the 300 today … I don’t get it! Why??

        10. No 300 today and i claimed yesterday.. still havent recieved an email that my payment is being processed.. but today technically supposly is considered a holiday

        11. I was one of the many unlucky ones that have to wait until FRIDAY to certify instead of yesterday because of their system update. However usually if it isn’t there early by the late afternoon it’s there. Give it some time.

        12. I claimed on my regular day which was Thursday and I received my regular unemployment benefits this morning but no $300 yet…Does anyone else have this issue today? …or know what might possibly be going on? I’d appreciate any info! :) thanks guys!…
          Monday June 14, 2021.

        13. Did they say what was going on tho? & do you happen to remember where or who you heard that from? …or if it did say whether or not it is coming and/or when?

        14. Apparently it’s flag day! Soo that’s a holiday so I’m thinking tomorrow

        15. The $300 post already for today me and my wife received it

        16. Awesome. Thanks for the update. Looks like payments are now flowing through for most people.

  5. Anyone have trouble calling and claiming continued unemployment benefits . I pushed 3 like it said and it just keeps repeating the automated message about 1099 info

      1. The schedule for today has changed. Veers start at 2pm like last week. This is why you can’t get through. Please go online and check your time.

        1. Thank you for posting the update on certifications..my number isn’t up there so I’m assuming I have to wait until Friday to certify as per the statement made by DOL. I know this will back everything up to next week.

        2. Your welcome. Glad I could help someone smh yes this sucks but the error is on their part not us.

        3. This entire process which we’ve been going through has caused many people to suffer needlessly, but one good thing did come out of this.. it’s united us Jerseyans in good times and bad.. thanks to all the people who post positive information and thereby getting us through.

    1. We’re you able to claim today? The schedule isn’t available before 2pm when we were supposed to start for today. I didn’t get an email from NJDOL. Hbu?

      1. I still couldn’t claim after 2 it now says it’s closed wth last 3 weeks it’s been messed up every Sunday!!!!! Then it won’t let me claim on Monday

        1. Check your claim status and see your next payable week and also check your email
          Maybe ID me need to be verified I’m not sure I’m still waiting I have 3 weeks and currently training for a new job/career

        2. New schedule is up for those of us who usually claim on Sunday. The start time is 5pm until 8pm. If your ss# was scheduled for anytime for 5pm today’s based on the new schedule, you (we) have to certify for benefits on Friday which sucks because I usually get paid on Tuesday. I really hopes this doesn’t mess up next week.

  6. Since dec 27 to present i git only 2 weeks everytime i certify i call the njdol customer service always telling wait to 4 to 8 weeks but 8 almost done then i certify my slots cannot process again then called again the customer service always same statement just to wait 4 weeks again i dont where gonna start to count the weeks like yesterday june 9 i certify same again cannot processed i called the customer service just to wait in 4 weeks again huhu

    1. D! Welcome to my world! Same issue as you, and my claim was already reviewed and I have the FIRST 11 weeks of this year’s benefits already deposited and sitting in my UI account. Waited 6 weeks and received an email from NJDOL telling me I’m good to go. Was only able to claim one week and that was it. I’ve spoken to them 3 times about this. Because my claim has been “escalated” to the proper department 3 times. And every 6 weeks I’m told the same thing. WAIT! I’ve even been told I’m no one special, my claim was never reviewed, should’ve called earlier to have my claim reviewed and it’s my fault, everybody has to wait 6-8 weeks, file a new claim, reopen my existing claim, the date is wrong, blah blah blah! Since December 27th I’ve lost my 3 bedroom loft, BMW, all of my savings, and I’m currently living in a friends garage. Ive been in the same career for 35 years and I can’t find a job ANYWHERE!! Either they’re not hiring because it’s very slow or the position has been filled by someone who can’t speak a word of English, is living in this country illegally, and is working for half of what I used to make. The career I’ve dedicated my life to is ruined beyond repair! The end of this month will be 6 MONTHS without benefits! Benefits that have been given to this state by the President himself. On the front page of NJDOL’s website it states “it’s not a glitch…all claims need to be reviewed after 12 months”! Anyone who’s ever collecting UI in NJ knows YOU COULD NEVER COLLECT FOR MORE THAN 12 MONTHS!! EVER!! You get 6 months, then a REVIEW, and then a 6 month extension IF you’re approved. This 12 month review is BS! I understand that people are taking advantage of this, BUT!!?? Anyone who received a W2 and filed the last 3 years before this pandemic? SHOULD NOT be held up by some “NEW 12 MONTH REVIEW”. I have NOTHING against GIG WORKERS, and it’s not their fault. But why is it all the GIG workers that could never collect UI before, because they never made enough on paper, haven’t been delayed at all!? And people who’ve always been able to collect HAVE TO WAIT? My daughter was a part time waitress while going to college. She’d never be able to collect UI before this pandemic. NJ changed the laws so others like her, who pay taxes but don’t make enough to qualify for UI, can now qualify. Again! This isn’t against these workers. I applaud them. They make less than minimum wage and rely on tips to survive. My problem is this state deciding that because of what they make, they don’t have to wait! Not only did my daughter not have to wait, she received an email 2 months before her “12 MONTH REVIEW” telling her to fill out the form attached so there wouldn’t be any delays in her UI. Where the hell was my email? This pandemic has cost me EVERYTHING! And NJ is solely responsible!! This is my story. I’m sure there are 1,000’s of others with the same problem. But the one thing that really proves NJ’s inadequacies towards the people who live here isn’t the 6-8 weeks we have to wait…(It been 24 week for me)…it’s the fact that the money HAS ALREADY BEEN DEPOSITED!! So it’s common practice in NJ to deposit 11 weeks of benefits into someone’s account before they’re reviewed? I’ve been ridiculed on here for wanting OUT of New Jersey! I’ve actually been told to stop complaining and get out! Lol. I plan on it! Just give me my 8 months worth benefits AND the $300 per week on top. And I’ll be gone. With a smile on my face. Hang in there D! Hang in there!!!!!

    2. Could anyone help me with info about once you do your i.d me and get clear i didn’t receive my 2weeks back pay for the 300……but i received my back pay for the 2weeks of my unemployment……so im tryna see if their gonna reimburse me with the 2weeks of the 300..thanks in advance!!!

      1. How long did your ID me take for dol to clear? I did mine June 7th and was successfully verified .

        1. Mine might take longer I try to use my google account to access it and it’s stuck on step 3 so I had to use a different email and it worked and it said it went through I also called for them to make note that I try using my same email
          And it wouldn’t log in so I use another one so I told them to take the email address I used because it was stuck on the step 3 processing . My suggestion to everyone DONT use google to access ID Me .The rep also told me that it would match my SS so it shouldn’t be a problem but we will see

        2. Why they say 15 days if it only took them 4 days for yours ? The rep told me to keep checking my claim status and when I see a date it’s clear to certify

    3. I’m having the same exact problem. Same. I call and it was supposed to be fixed. It let me certify 2 weeks. But they held the money. And now they have to send forth a nother escalation. And tI have to give that 8 weeks before they can do anything. My patience is running thin. I haven’t received a dime in almost 5 months. I am a single mom with 2 kids to feed. I’m all out of resources. I don’t know what to do.this is crazy.

    1. No, I had problems all day, couldn’t certify during my regular scheduled time or the secondary “missed” time slot. Kept getting one or the other below Error messages after I entered my SS# and the webpage was spooling for an elongated period of time (over 30-45 seconds or longer)

      ERROR: The Unemployment Insurance Web application for claiming Weekly benefits is not available at this time. Please exit and try again later. For further assistance, please call the Reemployment Call Center during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm at the following numbers:

      (201) 601-4100
      (732) 761-2020
      (856) 507-2340

      -OR- Sorry, the server made an error. Please try again later.

      This leaves us with 2 options, Call one of those phone numbers tomorrow morning @ 8:30am and hopefully get some help or just try again on Friday during our specific certify time makeup slots, the second option is probably what a rep at the UE office will tell us to do. I’m just worried if same scenario happens on Friday we may find ourselves caught up in the waiting for answers and not getting any limbo nightmare that many have found themselves in during this unfortunate mess, some people are still trying to get thier monies from the beginning of the pandemic. I’m beginning to stress a bit on this one.

    2. No I wasn’t able to claim also tried at my time and at the missed time and it said error

      1. I had the same thing happen last week and I had to wait to claim few days later . I also had it happen this Sunday again and called later and had luckily got in

  7. I haven’t receive the 300 in 3 weeks now just regular unemployment and no explanation is given

    1. I received an email from Nj unemployment stating now that it’s been one year since my claim, I should continue to certify weekly but after their annual review, I am not eligible for a new claim cause i did not make enough in the last 4 quarters. Does anyone know whether I am no longer eligible or if I’m still good till Sept 4th? My last claim shows I have a claim balance of $6,815. But this annual review has me thrown off. Just wondering if I should expect issues moving forward or if I’m okay through the Sept 4th extension which I assume will be the end of my benefits. Thanks to anyone who might know.

      1. Mine went through with no problem. What they do is include the quarter when you lost your job and recalculate. I logged in at my usual time bracing for that zero balance, but the rest of the extension popped up in my account. Hope all goes well for you also.

        1. Thank you for the response and peace of mind. I thought I’d be okay since my claim balance still shows $6,800 but the recalculation after one year had me a little worried. I guess what they’re saying is I’m okay till the Sept 4th extension runs out and after that, its time to really focus on getting back to some kind of work. Thanks again Max.

  8. Had to go through the id.me process finally started getting pui again including back pay from weeks missed until my ID was verified. But the extra 300.00 never came for any of the weeks. Anyone else?

    1. How long did the process take I’m in the same boat my ID take up to 20 calendar day to get here still waiting

    2. I also had to ID Me My first deposit included the $300
      Last 2 payment NO $300 spent mornin trying to call did not get through

    3. Same I received my regular payment but have not received my 300.0 no explanation

    4. How long did you wait….how many weeks of back pay? Mine has been since February

    5. I have not received my 300 either and I have been collecting since March. I called they told me they had to submit a ticket because I was eligible and it would take of to 8 weeks. That was a month ago. So I have a month more to wait.

  9. Hello everyone,
    So today I claimed my normal benefits, but I had a difference in my pay rate. With that being said once I filed my claim it says due to deductions I did not get any unemployment pay. Would I still get the extra 300$ or is that over now too? Apparently I was over my unemployment rate by a few dollars and after the deductions it’s giving me nothing. Normally I would 10$ back but now due to the pay rate I get 0$.. do you still get an extra 300 or is everything done?? Just so I don’t keep filing.

      1. Can someone please help me I’m locked out I have to verify myself but my passport is expired and I was lucky enough to get an appointment at dmv this past say but they changed the same day ID and now I have to wait up to 20 days .

        1. I’m in the same situation I received an email stating my account has been locked out and in order to fix it I needed to ID myself but I have an expired ID and DMV only takes appointments I can’t get in till next week and it won’t let me claim for my benefits in the meanwhile I don’t even know how I got locked out because I never tried to log in my account to get locked out

        2. Try and check because I got the closest appointment 6/10 day I was doing my loan signing training then decided to check and see if there is a closer appointment because I still need an ID regardless due to my work so I double check and what do you know an appointment open up 30 min from where I live on the same day I had to rush to take a quick shower makeup in the cab the sad part is that they change the same day policy now I have to wait up to 20 calendar days im a mom of 3 I have wrote ID me just so depressing right now

        3. Did you receive your 300$ back payments when you weren’t able to certify waiting for the id to be verified? Yesterday I was finally verified with my ID and claimed the weeks that I had missed and the $300 payments were not in there I just got a hold of someone today Saturday at 12:19 PM and she said that the $300 payments are a week behind so I should receive those next week does anyone know if this is true or will I be calling them back next week again with the same problem?

        4. I did receive my back payment for 3 weeks of the 300 and also my back pay of my regular payments last night( Sunday 9pm) I also spoke to someone about making sure my back payments were coming threw. She said the 300 is a week behind so it may have taken up to next week to get but it did not. I also got a person to answer with only a five minute wait time at (732) 761-2020

    1. Question….i was told I would get my compensation from last year under the pua from my email It was to be deposited in my account in may 26 …is there anyone who was eligible for compensation ..did u get it and how long it took

      1. I’m waiting on mines they told me to wait for a specialist 8 weeks from may 4 soo I’m waiting still but then an agent said it could of came June 1 it didnt so I have to wait 4 more weeks smh to get my pua and reg benefits but I been getting mines with no problem I only missed a week because I answred question wrong smh

        1. Ok thanks guess I will see what happens in. Some weeks been trying to call and cant get to speak to any agent. What number u call

        2. Did anyone else have to wait for their id.me to continue benefits.??..how many weeks of back pay? Mine has been since February

  10. May 31 2021. The thing that makes no sense with New Jersey is how is people claims good with no problems then they wake up and the computer boots them out and it takes months to fix why are you not putting claims that are up and running on a don’t take bases because there not the problem the problem is for the people you guys aren’t getting to so why put more claims back in the system if you haven’t cleared the old back log yet makes no sense with no answer for nj dol they told people a month ago you don’t have to do anything you will be automatically switched over and what happened more people having problems now than before but they want us to vote smh keep you head up in New Jersey it’s rough

    1. I know that’s right. Couldn’t have said it better myself. I think it’s time to open reemployment centers again….considering almost all restrictions have been lifted……

  11. I received my initial regular UI benefits then the extension kicked in and I got 5 weeks on the 6th week it suddenly I couldn’t certify it would said error contact UI office blah blah blah. that was on 6/2020 so its been almost 11 months since iv received payment from UI. I would call every week and every time I was told either its in process of being fixed or a manager has to override it ( they could never tell me what it is) . finally yesterday when I called I got a different answer with is im in line to be called within 2 weeks and once I speak to whoever ill be able to receive benefits .

  12. The 300 just came early tonight not Monday morning like usual. They must feel some type of sympathy from last week

      1. Morning. I doubt we get it today because it’s a Holiday and banks are closed. We most likely will get the $300 tomorrow and then add an extra day for processing for your regular benefits like the email mentions. I don’t expect any payment until tomorrow and Wednesday. Hope this helps.

        1. Just asking I got certify 2 weeks ago for pua ..but they also said I was eligible for compensation back pay from last year.. They said I would have receive that money may 26 which I still have not …did anyone got pua compensation and how long did it take

      2. No, as many mentioned already. Its a holiday and the 300 won’t hit until tomorrow Tuesday. I think that it might become available after midnight, but I’m just assuming that timeframe

        1. The system was giving me issue by phone yesterday it better and should come late tonight it’s been coming early for me like 1am two week before and last week it came at 11pm Sunday yet this holiday idk hope it comes tonight I was able to certify by phone earlier today

      3. No that’s what I’m tryna figure out like tf going on even yesterday when I tried to certify by phone it was saying it was an issue with the system smh

  13. My benefits stopped getting paid 10/18/2020 I was told to provide pay stubs, and continue certifying, as I had 13,600.00 left in my account. Sent requested documents, after 7 months it now shows I have been placed on extension and now account shows 8,000.00. As of 5/14/2021 I was told I would have to wait another 4-8 weeks from 4/15/2021 when my extension was approved. Why do I have to wait another
    4-8 weeks? By the time this is done it will be 10+ months without a payment all the while certifying. No explanation as to why I have to wait I was told it’s just the way it is. My payments should have never stopped worked in Nj for years, made plenty of money to get the max benefit amount and I keep reading how everything is going smoothly and with out delay. This scenario has resulted in me now living in a tent with about 3 weeks of savings left before I am completely out of money. No explanation as to why I have to wait from representative on the phone or if I will receive all of this back pay. At wits end .

    1. Thats really messed up on how things unraveled for you. I’m sorry and sad about what you’re going through. I’ll tell you one thing that no really understands the in depth meaning of, and yet still remains coming out of people’s mouth… “Everything happens for a reason”… May you recognize the immense capacity of God wisdom behind what is occurring in your life. God is The Giver and The Taker. Karma is real. Just don’t confuse their different purposes they possess in your life and the lessons alongside with it.

    2. im in the same boat the last time I received my weekly UI$ was 6/6/20 prior to this iv never collected UI iv been working 20+ years paying into UI I got the max amount allowed but iv gone through all my saving had to move in with my dad couldn’t pay rent credit cards ect.. 37yrs old with multiple credit aggensezes after me for multiple credit cards past due among other thing so my credit went from 700+ to below 500 not a penny to my name and back living on couch in dads living room and not a single person can tell me why all my benefits stopped

  14. Sound like “jersey sucks” needs a chill pill of sorts. Honestly go ahead and leave. I doubt anyone from these comments will miss you lol. Newflash even if you could of got through to njdol
    On the phone, it wouldn’t of helped you anyway assclown. Lmao

    1. Yo don’t be an ass. I commented on his post before seein yours. There r ppl gettin unemployment benies + 300.
      There r others like yours truly who gets a paycheck + partial benies + 300
      Then there’s ppl getting nothin. I have friends goin thru it as well. I think the dudes scared for his family. I posted a comment about not getting it as all of us did. We may all be in this together. But on much different levels. I apologized for my comment. When ya’s already have money comin in? That 300 shouldn’t be the death of you. What I got from his anger was him bein pissed at njdol but wishin he had our probs. And you man? I don’t get what goes thru your head when sayin the things you do? You talk like you own the state and your insulted. I’m not tryna pick any fights. But he was right about the ppl here. You proved his point and made yourself look exactly like the ppl he was talkin bout. Ppl that live in Jersey were born here. Nobody be migrating here. Even tho I’m only 28 I feel his fear. 80 percent of us don’t give a rats ass about anyone but ourselves. I learned a lesson from this guy. Why is he 55? When your 55 buddy? I doubt that hate comin out your mouth now will be there. As I said below. Mom told me to always put Muslim the shoes of other s before opening my stupid mouth. You clearly did not. And you sound like a person o wouldn’t wanna live with. Whoever you are dude! I got ya. I’ll be the one percent of nj that cares about others. And you? Mr mean pants. if that 300 needs to be in your account on Monday or your screwed? You’re doing some wrong financially. Go buy a book and learn how to balance your shit when there’s a crisis. C’mon nj? Don’t let me be the only one who understands the difference with his sit!!!

    2. One other thing you said that I’m glad he hasn’t seen. You made fun of a dude tryna keep his family alive by calling every day then sayin it wouldn’t help anyway? You need some manners. What is he supposed to do. Every time I read your comment? I find something worse. Evil like. And why say even if he got tru? as if he’s lyin. I get a call back every time man. Aren’t we all supposed to stop the hate an negativity? If you really are that much of waste and feel the way you do? Why say anything? Yo
      My man? If you come back on here? Don’t feed the nutty peeps on here. Ppl got issues. And you called his out before he touched his keyboard. I apologize and hope nothings turn for you bud. Facts!

    3. I went to certify and it stated that I no longer qualify for regular unemployment but I still qualify for the $300. I go in at my scheduled time and it says not payable at this time but I still qualify for PUA payments. It is a viscious circle because I cant get to the next screen.

  15. Nj ..there was a glitch but people are starting to receive the 300 now. So hang in…it will show up!!

  16. May 10 2021, just like two weeks ago, the $300 weekly unemployment benefits was not direct deposited into my account this morning. My claim is still current, nothing changed in my job situation. But yet it seems that ever two weeks they withhold our money with no explanation given. Is anyone else having the same issue this week? Thanks!

    1. Yes had the same issue the 300$ hasn’t come through for the second time.. and today was suppose to get my regular 600$ Unemployment and for the first time it hasn’t come through I have no idea why or what I should do to fix this.

      1. The best information I can give you is to read prior thread… kickback and relax, because those funds will not be seen again for a whillleee. Its a cold world out here..and this journey is no easy one.

        1. Please be advised the governors in states Tennessee, Alabama, Missouri,South Carolina,North Dakota,Mississippi,Iowa and Arkansas are cutting the 300 unemployment even if it supposed to be extended to September they are cutting it as of next month which is wrong but those the states who wont receive the 300 anymore

  17. 1:36 and still no 300 . This happened before but the 300 was on later that day . Hope this works out the same way

    1. Per the NJ DOL twitter feed –

      “Thank you for your patience. There was a delay for those receiving FPUC. We like to remind our claimants that deposits can sometimes take 2-3 business days.

      We’re working with Bank of America and NJOIT and deposits that haven’t yet come through will post to accounts tomorrow.

      1. Hi Andy so I have 2 more weeks on unemployment left then it will be a 0 balance do u know if after that my extension will kick in intill September???? Thanks

    2. I got my regular unemployment today but it’s 2pm still no 300 what’s going on

    1. Smh. You do know that there are thousands and thousands and THOUSANDS of ppl in NJ who haven’t gotten ANYTHING? And are weeks away from being homeless? And they read these messages to see if the REAL PROBLEMS are getting fixed. I’ve posted on here so many times I can’t even remember! And not one of you ever commented or gave a damn about OUR ISSUE! This is my last post on here. My phone should be shut off sometime tonight. So I’ll say thanks on behalf of the others in my position. Thanks for calling the NJDOL every single time your $300 is a day late. And jamming all the phones up. At least all of the people getting thrown out of their apartments today know why they couldn’t get thru. If I’m still breathing when I get my benefits? I’m leaving this ridiculous state. Not only are the employees at the DOL Insensitive, most of the people living in Jersey are as well! I will never come back to this crooked dump. I was born and raised in Jersey! Have 35 years of taxes PAID to Jersey. On time too, because they yanked it right out of my check! And now? When it’s do or DIE for families with children? The NJDOL and whoever else’s time you’ve all wasted, can’t fix the real problems. They had to take calls from adults whining about their $300 not being deposited at the time they want it deposited! Oh you bet I’ll be outta here if I make it thru. It won’t be because of the NJDOL anymore, it’ll be because of you people!! I’m ashamed! For the first time in my 50 years of living here! I’m ashamed of all of you! And I Know someone will reply to this with “we need that $300 just like you do”. But that’s not true, and ya all know it! So make your excuses and pretend that you didn’t use the money to pay for your yoga class. I don’t care. And i won’t even have a device to read it! Lucky me!! You all suck!

      1. I would like to help you if I could, We all in this together and I know you not looking for handouts but let us all know what we could help you with? Maybe we all should start sending a dollar each to the people that didn’t get anything yet from them crooks at NJDOL, 200 People could Cashapp or Zelle a dollar each, I’m all for helping each other.

      2. Then leave the state. Stop acting like you are the only one that’s having problems and blaming other people who are in the same boat as you. How the hell do you know what other people are going through? You want to be mad at the state fine but what the hell gives you the right to assume other people aren’t going through the same thing you are and their problems aren’t as important?

        1. Thank you. Appreciated your comment. I left the state last May, but am still battling NJ bureaucracy. We are all trying to cope. I paid into NJUI for 30 years, am 13 months away from full retirement, never claimed before. HaHa… they wouldn’t even accept my tax return online, after filing since the darn thing was enacted in ‘76. So I sent in paper, good luck, right? We are all hurting, and please, remember all of this next time you vote.

        2. Here’s the reason right here! Thanks for proving my point. If you READ what I said? You’d have SEEN THAT I CLEARLY STATED THAT IM NOT THE ONLY ONE! It’s insensitive people like you, in this garbage state, that make it worse. You have no idea what problems people are having right now. IN NEW JERSEY!! Complaining about a $300 check being delayed 24 hours and complaining about 35 years of paying into unemployment and then receiving NOTHING BUT LIES WHEN MY FAMILY REALLY NEEDS IT, ISN’T EVEN AN ARGUMENT!! Nothing but a young ignorant punk who’s probably had everything handed to him in life. You sound like someone who grew up in the friggan 60’s. Me? I worked for everything I had. And because of New Jersey’s negligence? It’s all gone. I want this posted so I won’t call you what you really are. I’ll just say what I said before. I’m ashamed of this state and people like YOU, who’ve been sheltered their entire life. One day life is gonna punch you right in your ignorant face!! When it does? You think of me!! Big tough guy with a keyboard. You’re a disgrace!!! And whoever gave birth to you? Messed up badly! Trust me on that one!! I know first hand what stupid parents can do to their children!! God I wish you saw who your talkin too right now! You’d piss your pants like the sissy you were raised to be!!

      3. You can’t get mad at the people – be mad at the bureaucracy and gov not us, who are in the same boat as you it’s hard for everyone and even those that worried about that $300 – that’s still going towards bills and living expenses .. no one is above or beneath anyone during this time of on unemployment- I’ve had my share of fits – wrote everyone and fussed and now at the tail end of i no longer care ‍♀️ Haven’t received a cent and was eligible too but you be any be upset at anyone but njdol not any of us

        1. Hello All, some of you may relate to my situation and this may ease some quell. I was up for my yearly review as my benefit year ended in Feb. I went through the same as yall…I received a portion of the 11 week extension LATE, but it went until April..then everything stopped. I went to certify and received the same error message as you all, stating we would have to contact NjDOL by phone to get payments resumed. (That was the first week of April)..I immediately called and they “escalated” it up. After about 3 weeks I then saw movement as it no longer showed a zero balance, but the actual PEUC balance….Well TODAY after six weeks, I just received a email stating funds have been deposited…which let’s me know I will be able to certify here on out. (It might be a coincidence, and yes I called atleast 1 every week, during that 6 week period, but yesterday I went onto the NJDOL page and for the first time, I sent a email to the person they have on the site that deals with “unemployment services” or whatever the vernacular. Of course i received a generic response..but like I said, 12:32am I received that email with the benefit deposit. Good luck all.

        2. If your talkin bout the dude that wants out of Jersey? I think he’s referring to the peeps like me. I work and still get it. So it doesn’t kill me if it’s late. I feel him! We are all up in this together. But imagine getting nothin? While I’m complainin bout havin to wait 24 hrs. My mom always said to put my ass in the shoes of others before I opened my stupid mouth. She was right. I have a few buddies in his sit, and they’re scared. Just tryna help him explain what he was tryna get across. Cut the dude slack. There two different peeps collecting two different things. He’s on the ass end of it. So dude? I apologize for my words. Hang in!!!

        3. I don’t know about that girl. One of the guys makes a good point. If someone is depending on a certain amount of money not being in their account at the right time every week? They are doing something wrong. I can understand if this was a once a month payment. I’d understand completely. When there’s a situation that’s only hurting one state. And it’s the state you live in. You can’t only depend on unemployment. You have to call all the people you pay every month and move some things around. We as Americans have the right to have are due dates changed. I’ve done it. And I’m fine if my benefits are a day late. Living week to week says a lot about a person. This Jersey sucks gentlemen is in a predicament where changing due dates won’t help.

      4. Wow and good for you I have to admit u have totally changed my way of thinking shame on me for worrying about the 309 I had no idea how bad it really is thank u for ur honesty again shame on me but praise God for u

        1. Yeah I know my family is homeless we have no home anything money to help family togwt food and all nwceesitwiss such bullshit this state alot of people missing pya
          Aymwnts evehthing it’s not right n sucks

        2. I read your message I know I don’t know you and you don’t know me but I know what homeless feels like especially with a child too but I’m willing to you I don’t have much not rich but I remember the days I didn’t get help so me being me I’m willing to send money if you need food or anything I mean as a community even with the pandemic weather you black white or any race we all still family in my opinion my heart we need to come together and I’m willing to help again I don’t know you or your name but I’m willing to help by the way my name is shay

        3. Rob I am homeless man I don’t have home I wanted to pay my phone bill atleast help me try find a shelther or something man I understand I am one of them did any one get 300 today at all

    1. I usually get my $300 at 5am like clockwork. It’s now noon and nothing showed up. I still have a month of benefits left so it’s not like I have a zero balance. I just keep reading its a delay or glitch. Anyone got the same info?

      1. I can’t find no information on why we haven’t gotten the 300 today

        1. Per the NJ DOL twitter feed –

          “Thank you for your patience. There was a delay for those receiving FPUC. We like to remind our claimants that deposits can sometimes take 2-3 business days.

          We’re working with Bank of America and NJOIT and deposits that haven’t yet come through will post to accounts tomorrow.

        2. Didn’t get three hundred yet why there’s Always problem in new jersey like wtf is good with this why can’t any one just get crap right

        3. Hello All. My $300 hit around 2:30pm today, June 14th, so seems like the glitch is somewhat fixed and the deposits are starting to hit. Hopefully everyone gets theirs today. Hope this helps and best of luck.

        4. Got the 300 at 2:30 pm but still couldn’t certify for my weekly benefits

        5. Got the 300$ around 4lm, but still couldn’t certify yesterday at my regular time not after wards. I still can’t certify for weekly benefits because I don’t have a date/, time to do so. Anyone else having certification issues? Good luck to all.

        6. Yes I had issues but anyone who was supposed to certify for 5pm thru 8pm had a schedule available. The rest of us have to look at Friday schedule and claim then. It’s the make up day. That’s what the instructions mentioned.

        7. Hello friend, thank you for always answering my questions so quickly. K finally got a date and time to certify for the benefits.. Friday just like you said or Sunday is back up and running.. stay healthy and well!

        8. No problem. I totally understand the frustration of being in the not knowing stage. Try to help as much as I can.
          So we have to certify this Friday for Sunday we missed and then on Sunday resume our regular certification unless otherwise instructed. That’s what I am interpreting from all of this.

        9. Has anyone had trouble claiming there unemployment today that they couldn’t claim on Sunday I’m getting a message saying we’re having a system error.

      2. Its a glitch. Same thing happened a month ago. Money was loaded on around 215pm on Monday.
        They are saying it may take a day or 2 this time. Be patient. It will come.

      3. Hey quick question I have 2 weeks left of benefits so after that does the extension kick in intill September please let me know and thank u. Still no 300 today only regular unemployment

        1. I just got mine 15 mins ago. They’re coming.

        2. I got mine too 5/10/21 … I bank with credit union if anyone else does. They are coming

      4. Where are you able to get the info on the glitch? (Link please?)Thanks.

      5. No worries folks. It was a glitch from updates over the weekend. They’re releasing the funds now and overnight the ticker will keep sending the money. I usually get mine around 5;30 and it happened to come in at 4:18pm. So about a 23 hour delay. But have no fear, it’s coming tonight or overnight for sure.

      6. Hello Al, I usually get the 300$ like clockwork as well every Monday morning about 6am, but didn’t get it today and I also couldn’t certify yesterday at my time frame because the system was down and I still don’t have a date or time to certify.
        Can you or anyone else help?

        1. The schedule for us who couldn’t claim yesterday due to the maintenance says claim on Friday.

        2. Always check in the afternoon. If it is not there in the morning, it often shows up later in the day, as it did today.

      1. It’s Tuesday and I got my regular unemployment, but not my 300. What’s going on? I usually have it by now.

        1. So I just claimed my last week of benefits and have a zero balance. Do I continue to claim until they review my case or do I start a new claim? I only be on for 6 months and this is my first time EVER claiming.

        2. I got my $300 last night at 6 p.m.. some people’s banks take longer to post the deposit but it’s definitely coming

        3. I collect partial unemployment. So I get money here and there. The 300? It’s something to ease the burden. But every body seems to depend on that. I know it’s comin so I don’t freak. Plus I pay bills at the end of the month. I can’t see a reason to be scared if you gettin other benefits. My opinion.

    2. Yes had the same issue the 300$ hasn’t come through for the second time.. and today was suppose to get my regular 600$ Unemployment and for the first time it hasn’t come through I have no idea why or what I should do to fix this. It’s may 12 10:22am and nothing have rent and bills to pay ofcourse can’t get through on any phone number just get hung up on

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