NJ Unemployment: New Jersey Unemployment Benefits


If you are one of New Jersey’s unemployment victims, you may be already aware that you will be able to apply for your unemployment insurance benefits. You will not automatically be able to enjoy your NJ unemployment insurance benefits; you have to claim your benefits through proper channels. You can apply for your unemployment benefits either through the Internet or the telephone.

Applying online for New Jersey unemployment benefits

Take note of the following when applying online for Unemployment Insurance

You need to be a resident of New Jersey.
Employed in NJ for the past 18 months and must not have worked for the Federal Government or in military service in that time.
You need to give an Alien Registration number if not a citizen of USA.
To be eligible for a New Jersey unemployment benefits

You must have worked a minimum of 20 base weeks in covered employment or must have earned $7,200.

‘For weeks worked in 2005, the amount needed to establish a base week was $103; for weeks worked in 2006, the amount is $123; and for weeks worked in 2007, the amount is $143. These wages must have been earned during a 52 week period that is called a base year.’ Any unemployed worker who had worked in New Jersey at any time during the past 18 months can file an unemployment claim and learn whether they are eligible for a claim.

How to apply online for NJ unemployment benefits

If you meet all the above requirements, you will be able to apply online for your NJ unemployment insurance benefits by visiting wnjpin.state.nj.us/uiclaim/. Through this site you will be able to make a new claim or reopen an existing claim. You will also be able to claim your weekly benefits through this site.

To make your online unemployment benefits claim you will need the following information:

Your social security number.
Alien registration number if you are not a citizen of the USA.
Your job recall rate if any.
Complete reference details of your last four employers including their full name, address and contact number.
Employment period and the reason for separation from your past four employers.

NJ unemployment benefits claim through telephone

The other option to claim your unemployment insurance benefit is to contact your Reemployment center through telephone. You will be able to reach your Reemployment centers through the following numbers:

Northeast New Jersey – (201) 601-4100
Northwest and Central New Jersey – (732) 761-2020
South Jersey – (856) 507-2340

If you should have any queries you will find all the contact information including telephone number, FAX, Mailing address and Email address in the following page: www.state.nj.us/labor/ui/contact.html. Furthermore, something worthwhile to note regarding the New Jersey unemployment benefits policy is that you have the choice of getting your benefits transferred to your checking bank account electronically deposited as opposed to paper check.

You might like to know what profession is in demand in which area. You can find the labor demand occupations report in the following page: www.wnjpin.net/coei/labor_demand/labor_demand.htm. If you should feel apprehensive about your unemployment and interested in getting some quality suggestions and career advice do feel free to visit our career advice forum.

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