What employee types are eligible?
What employee types are not eligible?
Are benefits taxable?
Yes, they are subject to federal income taxes.
How do I file a claim?
To file a claim, contact a Telephone Reemployment Call Center:
- Northeast NJ, 201-601-4100;
- Central NJ, 732-761-2020;
- South NJ, 856-507-2340;
- or file online.
What deduction on my paycheck represents unemployment tax?
The deduction is listed as “NJ Unempl EE".
What if I was discharged from my job due to misconduct?
Three types of misconduct: simple, severe and gross. For a simple misconduct you may be disqualified from benefits for the week in which the misconduct occurred and for the next 7 weeks. After that period you may be eligible to collect benefits. For severe misconduct you are disqualified for benefits, until you are employed again for 4 weeks and earn 6 times your weekly benefit amount, and become unemployed with no fault of your own. More Discharged information on the state's website.
What if my claim is denied?
You will have 7 calendar days to submit a written appeal.
What is the maximum benefit?
The maximum benefit is 60% of Average Weekly Wage up to a maximum amount of $696 per week (for claims filed in 2019) up to 26 weeks.
How do I get my unemployment benefits?
Direct deposit or debit card are the only methods of payments.
When should I file a claim?
You should always file as soon as possible after you become unemployed. Your claim will be dated the Sunday of the week in which you file.
Who should file a claim?
If you become unemployed for reasons beyond your control, you should file a claim. If you voluntarily resign without good cause or retire voluntarily, you may be disqualified.