New York (NY DOL) Unemployment Insurance Compensation – Enhanced Benefits, PUA, PEUC and $300 FPUC Payment, Eligibility and September 2021 Extension – Payment News and Updates

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This article was last updated on May 4

New York state, one of the hardest hit by the Coronavirus/COVID crisis has also seen one of the largest spikes in unemployment and subsequent claims under the many new federally funded unemployment programs. The NY Department of Labor (DOL) is the state agency tasked with managing the state’s unemployment insurance program, including processing claims and paying benefits for the federally funded enhanced UI benefit programs. These have been extended several times after enactment last year, and you can jump to relevant coverage period via the links below which contain information, eligibility and payment updates.

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

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25-week Unemployment Program Extensions Under Biden ARP Stimulus Package

Under President Biden’s $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus relief package, known as the American Rescue Plan (ARP), enhanced unemployment benefits will be extended until September 6th. 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 by another 29 weeks (actual duration of extension is 25 calendar 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 for another 29 weeks, bringing the total amount of PEUC coverage to 53 weeks. The actual duration of extension is 25 calendar weeks.

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

Payment Status of 25-week Extensions in New York – Latest News and Status on PUA, PEUC and $300 FPUC

The Federal Department of Labor (DOL) has now issued formal guidelines for states to implement the latest unemployment extensions. There could be a lapse in benefits as the CAA program coverage may end before the NY DOL can update their program/systems to enable the 25-week of extensions funded under the ARP Program. The NY DOL will notify claimants who exhausted those benefits when their payments are ready to resume. Anyone currently collecting unemployment in any amount will also receive the $300 FPUC supplemental benefit.

I will provide updates on implementation of the latest extensions as information is provided.

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Benefit Year End (BYE) Date

With many New Yorkers having received unemployment benefits for over 12 months, they would have reached their benefit year end date and in some cases need to file for a new claim. But there are some exceptions noted per NY DOL guidelines:

If you have not worked for an employer OR have worked for an employer but have not earned 10 times your
weekly benefit rate since filing your initial claim
: Continue to certify on your existing claim. You can keep
certifying on your existing claim. You do not have to reapply if you did not return to work, but if you choose to
reapply, NY DOL will review your eligibility for a new claim.

If you have worked for an employer AND earned 10 times your weekly benefit rate since filing your initial claim:
You must file a new claim. If you continue to claim on an expired claim, your benefits may be stopped. If you need to file a new claim, the best way to file a new claim for benefits is online. Go to labor.ny.gov/signin and click “File a Claim.” Alternatively, you can also file a new claim through the NY DOL automated telephone service by calling 888-209-8124.


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.

These programs have been funded and extended for 11 weeks (not including state extensions), covering the weeks of December 27th, 2020 to March 14th, 2021. To receive FPUC benefits, you must be receiving UI, PEUC, EB, or PUA. FPUC benefits cannot be backdated, and can only be provided starting the week ending January 3, 2021.

NY DOL 2021 Employment Extensions Payout Update

In New York, PUA is now available through March 14, 2021 or for 57 total weeks of eligibility, whichever comes first. PEUC is now available through March 14, 2021 or for 24 total weeks of eligibility, whichever comes first. State Extended Benefits offers either 13 or 20 weeks of additional benefits on top of the weeks of PEUC benefits, depending on New York State’s unemployment rate. That means New Yorkers may be eligible for a total of 63 or 70 weeks of Unemployment Insurance benefits, depending on when they filed their claim and if the federal government considers New York to have “high unemployment” or “extremely high unemployment.” As of January 2021, New Yorkers qualify for 20 additional weeks of Extended Benefits.

Claimants currently receiving benefits through the Extended Benefits program must finish all 20 weeks of EB before receiving additional weeks of PEUC. Claimants who have established PUA or PEUC claims on or before 3/14/21 and are still eligible for additional weeks may continue to claim benefits until they have collected the maximum number of weeks OR reach the week beginning 4/5/21, whichever comes first.

How to claim the extended benefits

If your benefit year has expired, you can file a new claim online to receive extended benefits. However if your benefit year has not expired, but you exhausted your original benefits, you should begin re-certifying to receive extended benefits. If your benefit year has not expired, but you stopped claiming benefits before your benefit weeks were up (for example, if you went back to work), simply begin certifying for benefits again to start receiving benefits.

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Extra $300 Unemployment under Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program

The NY DOL has paid out the $300 weekly payment approved under the LWA program, which provides supplemental payments to eligible unemployment benefits claimants who have been unemployed, partially unemployed, or unable or unavailable to work due to disruptions caused by COVID-19 and are currently eligible to receive at least $100 per week in benefits. All New Yorkers getting UI benefits currently will be eligible for the LWA since the minimum benefit is $104 in the state. There were a maximum of 6 weeks or $1800 funded under this program and all payment weeks have now been processed.

If you have not received your payment or you may have been eligible for this payment, you will need to contact the NY DOL (833-491-0632) for retroactive payments. However due to the limited funding for this program, you may not be able to get the extra money any longer.


CARES Act Unemployment Compensation Enhancements for Coronavirus / COVID-19 Relief

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020 expands Reemployment Assistance benefits. Benefits will be paid from the date they became eligible under the CARES Act. Programs included in the CARES Act are:

  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) – provides up to 46 weeks of benefits per week to those not ordinarily eligible for Reemployment Assistance. This includes individuals who are self-employed or contract employees. The additional $600 FPUC per week will be automatically added to all regular UI and PUA benefits. Under federal law, individuals receiving PUA are not eligible for extended benefits through PEUC or Enhanced State UI benefits. However, PUA recipients can receive up to 46 weeks of PUA benefits at this time vs. 39 weeks as originally available.

  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) – allows for an additional 13 weeks of benefits added to the end of regular unemployment insurance benefits. This means claimants may collect unemployment benefits for a longer period of time than under normal circumstances. Claimants will need to apply for PEUC benefits once the balance of their current regular state UI claim is exhausted. Those who have already exhausted their benefits or have a UI claim that expired after July 1, 2019, will also be able to apply.

  • State Extended Benefits (EB) – given the high unemployment rate, the NY DOL was able to get federal funding for their state’s extended or enhanced benefits program. This provides 7 additional weeks, on top of the 13 weeks available under PEUC.
  • Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) – provides an additional $600 per week to any eligible individual until 7/31/2020. The $600 would be paid the first week of your unemployment claim period  but no earlier than 4/5/20. Program Expiry – As of 7/31/20 the $600 FPUC benefit has ended. Any supplementary benefits would be subject to Congress passing an unemployment benefits funding extension.

How To File

Sign in or create a NY.gov ID account and follow the instructions to file a claim. If you can’t apply online, you can call the TCC at 1-888-209-8124.

If you have never filed a claim for benefits in New York State, you must create a PIN. This is a four-digit number that you must keep confidential. This PIN will be used to access the system to certify for weekly benefits and update your account. 

Ready? Make sure you have with you:

  • Your Social Security number
  • Your driver license or Motor Vehicle ID card number (if you have either one)
  • Your complete mailing address and zip code
  • A phone number where we can reach you from 8 am – 5 pm, Monday –Friday
  • Your Alien Registration card number (if you are not a U.S. Citizen and have a card)
  • Names and addresses of all your employers for the last 18 months, including those in other states
  • Employer Registration number or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) of your most recent employer (FEIN is on your W-2 forms)
  • Your copies of forms SF8 and SF50, if you were a federal employee
  • Your most recent separation form (DD 214), for military service

You can file a claim without all of these documents. However, missing information can delay your first payment.

Certify for Weekly Benefits

Once you have filed a claim for benefits, you must also claim weekly benefits for each week you are unemployed and meet the eligibility requirements. This is also called “certifying for benefits.” You can start certifying as soon as you receive a notification from the DOL. During this process, you are confirming that you were unemployed for all or part of the past week and that you met all other conditions of receiving benefits. You may certify online or by telephone. 

You will need to certify your benefits every single week, or you will lose them. This means that you need to log into your account and verify that you are still eligible for the benefits each week.

Issues with UI benefits

The DOL has begun a new initiative to proactively inform New Yorkers of the status of their unemployment benefits application through emails and text messages. This initiative is designed to keep New Yorkers informed throughout the process — from submission to approval. Once you file a claim you will get further information on this.

Missing Payments – If you are entitled to UI benefits, all benefits will be backdated to the day you were out of work.

Pending Claims: If you recently filed a new claim and everything is in order, you should generally receive your first payment about 2-4 weeks after you apply for benefits. It takes 2-3 business days for a payment to appear in your bank account once it has been released from our system. If you are experiencing issues with your account and claim get help online or call 1-800-833-3000.

Getting Back Pay

Important Notice About Receiving Your Back Benefits: The DOL is using DocuSign’s secure digital signature technology to help New Yorkers get their backdated payments. If you receive an email, please fill out the form and send it in so that we can get you the benefits you are eligible for as quickly as possible.

When you claim weekly benefits, you must answer questions to certify how many days you were ready, willing and able to work during the past week. The certification system only handles certification for one week at a time. You cannot claim for a given week more than a week later either online or using Tel-Service.

The system will not accept certifications for any back weeks or other periods of time. If you miss claiming benefits for a week during which you were unemployed, you can request credit for this week by secure message, fax or regular mail. Do not call the Telephone Claims Center to request back credit for a week. To submit a request by secure message, sign in to your account at www.labor.ny.gov/signin and click on the envelope icon on the My online Services page.

To fax your request, send to (518) 457-9378.By mail, send to:
New York State Department of Labor
PO Box 15130
Albany, NY 12212-5130

The NY DOL will review your request and decide if you are eligible to receive benefits for that time period. This review can take two to three weeks, unless more information is needed. In that case, it may take longer. During this time, be sure to continue claiming benefits for all weeks you are unemployed and eligible for benefits. If we write or call you to request more information, please respond promptly so the review is not delayed. When you use the phone or online systems to claim your weekly benefits, you must certify for yourself.

The NY DOL is currently experiencing high call volumes, so check their website. Also while the NY DOL site is a great place to get program information, their social media sites (e.g twitter) seem to have the most up to date information.

77 thoughts on “New York (NY DOL) Unemployment Insurance Compensation – Enhanced Benefits, PUA, PEUC and $300 FPUC Payment, Eligibility and September 2021 Extension – Payment News and Updates

  1. I never got a docusign email but I have about 3 months of backpay that I need to claim. How can I do that?

  2. hello.
    I received a docusign telling me to answer one of 3 questions.
    Is it necessary to fill it out when I’ve still been receiving ui and the $300?
    It says the deadline is 4/18

    “New York State Department of Labor has sent you this form to inform you about the end of your benefit year on your unemployment insurance claim and to establish your ongoing benefit eligibility. In order to receive the benefits you are entitled to moving forward, you must accurately complete and return this form.

    This form will be used to determine if you qualify for extended benefits on your existing claim or if you must file a new claim for benefits. This is based on your work history (excluding self-employment) and wages earned (excluding wages earned from self-employment) since filing your initial claim in 2020”

  3. I used DocuSign and received 90% of my back pay. I certified for a 10 week block July through august but never received 4 weeks of UI or PUA. Is there a reason I didn’t get paid? They paid me every week before and after just not the month of august. Is that normal or am I supposed to get that pay also? PLEASE HELP!!! THATS ALMOST $1500! And I could really use it right now

    1. Don’t expect any Monet soon. Bus will drag this out till it’s exhausted. They have theere special projects that needs funding. I haven’t received a cent since the 21st. That was my exhausted date. I received two Monetary Benefit letters. That says exactly the same thing. I have no funds. I’m maxing out my credit card just to pay for food and has. I have been applying to jobs that 100’s of people who have been applying. I haven’t any luck. Those jobs they said they are out there have 100’s of applicants. So you have 5-6% chance you’ll be hired. What I’m saying don’t give in to Cuomos bull. He wants that money for his pet projects. You all voted for that perv. So now we’ll all suffer.

  4. Certify for benefits ending week March 29th 2021 automated service said I have certified for my weekly benefits after checking online was not paid for this week instead of showing week of the 23 I was paid the UA and Pua benefits but on the 29th I did not receive my payment on Tuesday the 30th has anyone else had this problem and will this continue and will it be retroactive eventually because it did say I have certified there was no ink link that I lost my benefits and there were no other comments in automated service saying that they were exhausted or that I had to reapply

    1. I wrote something before. Auto correct screwed up my message. Don’t expect any of your Benefits any time soon. Nys is gonna drag this out this it’s almost exhausted. Cuomo wants the money door his pet project. God knows what else?.. You all voted for that perv. Now we all have to suffer. It’s tough out there. I’ve applied to 15 jobs that 100’s applied. My chances were 5-6% chance to be hired. I haven’t seen a penny since the 21st of March. I received 2 Monetary Determination letters. Telling me the same thing. I’ve been living on credit. Buying food, gas, Paying bills. Nys does not care at all.

      1. I gave up calling the Unemployment office. I got through once. They put me on hold, then it hung up on me..I just give up. I’m just gonna buy a tent .. That will be my home. Good luck to you all. I hope you get the help. For you already getting it. Don’t buy unnecessary items. Save your money. I hope you all do well and become blessed.

  5. Hi im from Newyork my Benefit-Year-End today March 14,2021 just exhausted my 26 weeks and i beleive im still under the extension programs benefits from last year since i worked in 2020 partime my question is do i need to Re-certify- or apply since my benefits year ends and my balance is 0 but i still have money payable on my account?im a little bit confused can you kindly help me if i should reapply since my benefits year end today??thank you all

  6. did anyone else receive a letter recently (last week 2/12/21) saying they were getting and extra $600 (one time) and if not received to call a number? my mom threw out the letter by accident and i have no gotten the money yet…

  7. Hey guys I applied for ui jan 6 of this year, I received a message on my DOL website and it gave me the option to certify the weeks I’ve been out due to covid. I’ve been out since October because I’ve been diagnosed with COVID. Will I receive all of my back pay since that day I’ve been out?

    1. I lost my last job, due to COVID, last July 2020. I had went thru all the DocuSign steps to get 10-11weeks back pay, (since returning to work) but there was a hiccup.

      PLEASE remember to go back on the NY Unemployment website and recertify; as if certifying a new week for benefits. If you are currently working now, it should generate a questionnaire. This questionnaire was all that was missing before I could receive back pay. If you are not working, simply call them (early in the morning to get thru), and someone will be able to explain to you exactly what to do to get your back pay distributed.

  8. i have been waiting on my back pay and my fpuc benefits my benefits since the 3rd of january 2021 and my back pay i put in the request of that 12-24-2020 like whats the deal with that i have kids and bills to worry about do i have to wait a week due to it being a new year even though my [BYE] hasnt been terminated yet like i need help like begging but i cant get no one to help me anyone have any information please email me [email protected]

  9. I filed a claim on 11/20/2020 and completed 11/23/2020 and my waiting week was processed 11/23/2020 since then my ui weekly benefit for 11/22/2020,11/29/2020 has not been paid

    1. Are you talking about LWA? I sent DOL a “Please help me” message last week, like someone on here suggested. Still waiting for a reply… and no LWA money yet. It’s Dec 7th already.

      1. NO the normal Ui weekly benefit and I have try contacting them on call but no agent available

        1. I was able to reach an agent once.. After I dialed forever and listened to the same recording like 100 times.

        2. Keep calling. You have to speak to them on phone. The fastest way to get ur benefit. Make ur full time job calling the DOL

  10. Hey guys I got my first payment in October I waited so long for back payments if your waiting still sign in to your nygov account go to certify weekly and go to messages all you have to say is your still waiting on back payments someone please help…send it…after I did that a week later I got a call and 2 days later I got all my back payments I promise this is the way to go I hope it helps good luck

    1. I messaged DOL twice regarding LWA.. All I got was automated replies with general info about lwa, nothing concrete. I’m in NYC and still not one payment! It’s December already. I’m losing hope.

    2. I tried calling DOL a few weeks ago regarding LWA, they put me on hold for about 2 hours and then disconnected my call. I keep certifying every week, but not a penny still. It’s December 3rd.

  11. I’m in NYC and still have not received any LWA money. I have a DOL account and used to get $600 +$182 PUA weekly deposits which ended on July 31st. Right now I’m still unemployed and still waiting for LWA. I log in to certify every week. Is the money coming or should I just forget about it?!

  12. My original job laid me off completely 3/21/19. I started collecting partial unemployment 8/18/18 as the job kept lessening my hours. Finally Unemployment ran out. In May of this year I received a letter saying I could receive an extension on my unemployment which I am still getting, (I also got the $600.00) My question is do I qualify for the $300.00 LWA as my original loss of the job was not due to the COVID but I am still out of work.

    1. Yes you’d be eligible for the $300, also. Anyone who files for unemployment between the affected weeks in the bill (december 27th-march 14th) will be eligible whether you’re out of work because of COVID or not.

  13. Nys DOL CoVid19 related case. Nys gave me $182 when it should of been $285 Per week. I submitted ALL the corrected paperwork & they never adjusted my $$. What should I do? They are still hanging up on me Everytime I call!

  14. I would call them back and inform them you got paid for all but one week. They will look in the system and verify the unpaid week. Hopefully there is nothing holding that particular week up from being paid.

  15. I would call them back and inform them you got paid for all but one week. They will look in the system and verify the unpaid week and either recertify you for it or find out if there may be something holding it up from being paid.

  16. I only qualify for pua because I worked off the books cleaning houses And I only get 180 a week but I received ALOT more than that weekly when I was working . How can I get more from unemployment ?

    1. Unemployment is supposed to be a supplement. Unfortunately we only get a portion of what we used to make. But on the bright side, we may be getting another 300- 400 dollars extra weekly in our unemployment checks if we are unemployed due to covid!

  17. I did not receive an email for the extra $300 and everybody else did. does that mean i am not getting mine. i am in NYC.

    1. You must call This number here (833)-491-0632 As I did and only found out through friends behemoth learning they were receiving their $300 in benefits and I wasn’t.nor did I ever receive an email from the Dept.of labor(unemployment).once you call this automated number and answer the (1 or 2 I forget how many exactly) question(s) you will receive your money In a matter of days literally.Please be patient,and LISTEN to all of the Question/options BEFORE answering!! GOOD LUCK

  18. Hello I am a substitute teacher, and have been collecting PUA since March. In June, I had called the NYS unemployment office and asked when I should stop collecting as I was confused about the dates school ended. They told me to keep certifying , even if I get back to work In the fall, just state when you weren’t available to work , as those days are non claimable . Is this correct?

    1. You are allowed to work up to 3 days of 7 and still receive a portion of benefits. If you work 4 days then they will take 100% of your benefits for just that week. But yes, do keep certifying even though you are working especially if part time and less than 4 days!

  19. I filed for the pandemic unemployment it was illegible for what but the week in June to the 1st of July I got zero because they say I didn’t put hours a search in which I did so they paid me zero for those two weeks. Then my temporary unemployment it says I’m eligible but it keeps saying that I have a request payment which I have and if they call the Texas workforce but I can’t get through the line so when I get the benefits for temporary unemployment that they say I qualify for I will I just get the pandemic unemployment but they keep skipping weeks another word is I might get two weeks apartment for the month of June but the month of July they won’t pay they give me 0 payment. So I don’t know even if I do request payment every two weeks like they tell me I don’t know if they’ll give it to me or not can someone respond to help please.

  20. Hello, I’m sorry to bother you because I think I made an error when reading the questions that were confusing for me in the application of the remaining weeks that I was unemployed and answered quickly without consulting those who know how to read more than I do English, but since I already have the security of read it well I did it without knowing for sure the questions, I am unemployed from March 13 to the week of July 13 to 19, I received my first unemployment payment, that is, I am eligible from week 16 to March 22 to date because I have not worked and received only 3 payments from the fpuc, please ask me to give me the opportunity to complete the application correctly, where they gave me 10 dates that said eligible or not eligible.

  21. I applied for PUA on July 30th and was subsequently approved. I certified for all the weeks I could not work due to Corona back to March 15th.
    Went on the DOL website and under payment history it says:
    “You last certified for benefits for the week ending 03/15/2020.
    Your unpaid waiting period was processed on 07/31/2020.”
    Confused if I am eligible to receive PUA/PUC backpay going back to March 3/15 or if I applied too late?
    Thanks!

  22. Michael
    I work p/t and I stop working f/t. January 9ih. Also IM a health care worker. The individuAl had covoid, and was diagnosed with it & they she had. Anyway kit said in your readings that if someone was laid off in January they can get retroactive pay & if not able for regular UI they 7 more weeks of pua. My agency has told me that the client in this end of summer probably wants to spread out the 23hrs in more than 3 days. So how can I receive those extra 7 weeks of pua

  23. i have exhausted all my ui [ july 2020] but was sent a letter for EB benefits , do i use my last employer to file a new claim . those are the ui benefits i exhausted .

    1. You dont re apply for anything you just keep recertifying. extra 13 weeks from NY. and 20 weeks after the federal puec. what state are you from?

      1. Hi im from Newyork my BYE today March 14,2021 i just exhausted my 26 weeks and i beleive im still under the extension programs benefits from last year since i worked in 2020 partially my question is do i need to Re-certify or apply since my benefits year ends and my balance is 0 buyt i still have money payable on my account?im a little bit confused can you kindly help me if i should reapply?

  24. My back payment was released but the prepaid card I had only allowed 14 deposit in a 24 hr period so the rest of my payments were sent back to unemployment and now I’m waiting for them to reissue to my key 2 benefit card how long does that take

    1. I having the same problem Wendy it’s been eleven weeks since it happen and I still haven’t received the rest of my backpay can anyone tell me why is it taking so long??

  25. Hi , I am owed commissions earned before COVID & my layoff, how can I get these payments without jeopardizing my unemployment status.

  26. Hi Andy I am receiving pua benefits and I became unemployed on March 19, I just received my backdated money this week from March till end of May, but all of June and first week of July is missing and I didn’t receive the back pay for those 5 weeks yet, will I get another email from dip to certify for those weeks and do you know if I will definitely get our for those weeks as it clearly states pua will pay u back all the retroactive pay??

    1. Yes you are legally entitled for those payments if eligible and you certify. Likely just processing delays

    2. Yes me too. I’m missing backpay from 5/31 to 7/19. Through docusign I certified from 4/5 to 5/24, but haven’t received docusign to certify for the missing weeks. I got the docusign and subequential payment early August for April and May. Others have already received backpay they were missing similar to mine. Would greatly appreciate input from anyone in the same situation or when I should expect the last 8 weeks of backpay. Thank you

      1. I was missing payments as well. I just called the DOL and they certified me for those weeks. You may need to be certified or recertified for those weeks. I would call them. If that’s not the problem, there might be something else holding up your payments.

  27. I certified some of my eligibility for benefits online (DocuSign) and the balance of 5 weeks verbally with a NYS DOL representative. I am still missing one week (7/5/2020). How do I go about receiving this missing week?

    1. I would call them back and inform them you got paid for all but one week. They will look in the system and verify the unpaid week and either recertify you for it or find out if there may be something holding it up.

  28. Hi! My hours were reduced. I was worki g about 25 hrs weekly and making around $400 to $450 per weekly Gross. My employee split my hours into 4 days. If I apply for pua will I qualify? Somebody told me that in order to qualify for the FPUC I have to make less than $504 weekly and work only 3 days.

  29. Is the FPUC for N.Y C end. I did not get mine when I recertificy on a Sunday , just the UI I live in NYC.

  30. I’ve receiving my weekly benefits but even after signing a docusign via email 2 months ago, I have not received my backdated benefits. My husband is also missing two weeks of PUA.

    1. i’m from ny, it’s shows my 3 payments of 300 were released yesterday but they are not showing up in my bank account today and i read we would have the 900 by friday. its even saying ny is paying now. there’s no pending status

  31. I got paid for UE but I didn’t get paid for FPUC $600
    Is the FPUC ended up early before July 31??

  32. My 26 weeks of normal UE ended last week. I filed another claim, does my extra 13 weeks of peuc automatically kick in? Will there be a delay in payments? I live in NY

    1. If you are eligible for PEUC or EB, the remaining balance amount will be adjusted the next time you certify for benefits. You do not have to file a new unemployment insurance claim unless your benefit year has expired. The system will advise you if your benefit year has expired and you need to file a new claim.

      There may be a delay if the DOL has to do further validation of your continuing claim.

  33. I worked as a tutor at a CUNY college. I remotely worked one day/week since the lockdown started in March. I didn’t know I would qualify for PUA/FPUC payments, but later someone told me that I would have qualified because I worked only one day/week. I got laid off from this job on 6/29 and applied for PUA in July. Is there a possibility of getting retroactive payments for the FPUC and PUA?

    1. what did you have to do to get the peuc after your regular benefits expired?

      ?

    2. I’m collecting on appointment since January I can find a job because of the coronavirus will I still be entitled to the $300 from the unemployment

  34. I have been out of work since March 13. I am a substitute teacher and did not realize I could apply for benefits. I just did it on July 6, 2020. Will my pay be retroactive for the FPUC payments and unemployment benefits?

      1. Hello. I have the same situation and I would also like to know if I still have to certify every week even if I applied late and the benefit would end on the 24?

  35. If my hours have been reduced and I qualify for the max unemployment benefit of $504/wk am I still eligible for the federal $600/wk. If so, why have I not been receiving this money and what can I do to claim it?

    1. Yes. If you get state UI you will get the $600. Maybe system issues are delaying things. Try and contact the DOL – but you will be eligible for retroactive payments

  36. I am a self-employed worker in New York State and was laid off from my job. I applied and qualified to receive the max amount of state unemployment ($504) plus the additional $600 from federal which I have received the past few weeks. My employer is now offering temporary work in which I may have the opportunity to return to work for a week (my compensation would be higher than what I am receiving from the state so obviously I would not file or receive unemployment for that week). My question is, can I then return to unemployment the following week and continue to receive the additional 600 federal assistance?

  37. I live in New York State. I have a return to work date on 6/15 as part of Phase 3 for our restaurant business. My hours, however, will be reduced from 14.5 to 10 hours per week. I doubt that I will continue getting the PUA since I was denied UI but will I get all or a portion of the $600 FPUC?

    1. Mine also says it was released on 09/17 but I have not received it on my debit card

      1. An agent told me a lot of accounts were hacked during that week ending March 21st.my funds were released And paid to me direct deposit into some unknown account. For over a year I have been receiving my benefits in their KeyBank card. I don’t know how that happened. I have Rt received a payment since 3/14/2021 and they don’t know when I will receive my benefits again.’this is horrible and y didn’t DOL SEND OUT NOTICES TO INFORM THE CLAIMANTS NOT TO RESPONT TO ANY TEXT MESSAGES STATING THERE EAS A MISTAKE WITH YOUR CLAIM AND TO FOLLOW THIS LINK IS BEYOND ME!!

        1. You should respond to the document sign notice. I did receive the notice while my benefits continued.then out of nowhere my payments stopped.I received my last payment on March 16th. The payment for the 23rd said it was paid direct deposit to some unknown account ..mind you all of my previous payments were on my KeyBank debit card.I ended up locked out of my online account and haven’t received a payment yet as of today’s date!!

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