New Jersey UNEMPLOYMENT
Attention: The additional $600 per week for unemployment will be ending on July 31st.
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has launched a new web portal that allows New Jersey residents to contact the Department of Labor directly for assistance with unemployment claims and applications.
To submit a message, residents can now visit the “Need Help” page from the drop-down menu on https://myunemployment.nj.gov.
By choosing “send an email,” visitors can then submit a message through the Department’s new online form.
How to apply:
In-person unemployment services are temporarily suspended at all New Jersey One-Stop Career Center offices
Apply online at MyUnemployment.nj.gov.
If you are unable to access the internet, customers can call:
North Jersey: 201-601-4100
Central Jersey: 732-761-2020
Southern Jersey: 856-507-2340
Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act there will be changes to Unemployment. Under the new stimulus package, workers will be paid an additional $600 per week on top of what they would normally receive for up to four months until July 31. The relief package will also allow workers to receive benefits for an additional 13 weeks, providing up to 39 weeks (or nearly 10 months) of financial assistance in total.
Job Protection: A new law prohibits employers from firing, demoting or otherwise punishing workers if they take time off because they have or are likely to have COVID-19. Learn more here.
Family Leave Benefits: If you must care for children or family members due to the coronavirus outbreak, you may be eligible for federal emergency Childcare FMLA or New Jersey Family Leave Insurance (FLI). It's against the law for an employer to retaliate against you for taking FLI, and your job may be protected under the Family Leave Act. Learn more here
Temporary Disability Benefits: If you're unable to work due to illness, self-quarantine, or pregnancy, you may be able to apply for Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI). It's against the law for an employer to retaliate against you for taking TDI, and your job may be protected under the Family Leave Act. Learn more here
Sick Leave: If you are sick, need time to care for others, or are unable to work due to the public health emergency, you may eligible for New Jersey Earned Sick Leave, or emergency federal paid sick leave, paid by your employer. Learn more here.