Unemployment Insurance

thru: New York State Department of Labor/Unemployment Insurance

Provides information on unemployment insurance.

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Eligibility: Must reside in the state of New York.
You must have worked and been paid wages for work in at least two calendar quarters in your base period,
For claims filed in 2022, you must have been paid at least $2,900 in wages in one of the calendar quarters (this amount increases from $2,700 for claims filed in 2021) in your base period,
The total wages paid to you in your base period must be one and one-half times your high quarter wages.

By law, the unemployment insurance program provides benefits to people who:

Have enough employment to establish a claim
Have lost employment through no fault of their own
Are ready, willing and able to work and
Are actively seeking work

Application Process: Call telephone claim center or go online.

Required Documentation: Social Security number, Driver license or Motor Vehicle ID card number (either one) Complete mailing address and zip code Phone number where individual can be reached during business hours Alien Registration card number (if not a U.S. Citizen and have a card) Names and addresses of all employers for the last 18 months, including those in other states Employer Registration number or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) of most recent employer (FEIN is on your W-2 forms) Copies of forms SF8 and SF50, if individual was a federal employee Most recent separation form (DD 214), for military service

Fees: No fee for service.

Coverage Note: New York State.



This program is offered here:

New York State Department of Labor/Unemployment Insurance

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NYS Department of Labor Building 12
W.A. Harriman Campus
Albany NY 12240
Toll Free:
M-F 8:00AM-5:00PM.


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