Important Notice: Beginning October 1, 2013, if you misstate information about your claim, you could face stiffer penalties for fraud. For more information about this and other provisions of Unemployment Insurance reform, please read our fact sheet Unemployment Insurance Reform for Claimants.
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Unemployment Insurance (UI) is temporary income:
To collect benefits, you must be ready, willing, and able to work.
To qualify for UI benefits, you must have enough work hours and wages in covered employment. In New York State, employers pay contributions that fund UI. It is not deducted from your paycheck. The Department of Labor decides if you qualify for benefits.
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Tax form 1099G, which shows the total amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to each claimant during the 2012 calendar year, was mailed to claimants by January 31, 2013. You can view and print your 1099G for calendar year 2012 from this website. Log in with your NY.GOV ID, then click on Unemployment Benefits and View/Print your 1099G. You can also request a copy by completing and mailing the Request for 1099G form. For more information, see our frequently asked questions.
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was passed by Congress and signed by the President, extending deadlines for Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) through December 2013. The legislation does not change the number of weeks of benefits available under the EUC program. It allows the EUC program to continue the same as before.
If you are collecting EUC, your benefits will continue from the point you were on as of December 30, 2012. Please continue to claim weekly benefits in the usual manner, unless you receive instructions to file a new claim.
Please note that the Extended Benefits (EB) program ended in New York State on December 9, 2012. At this time, we do not expect the EB program to return. EB is only available when the Total Unemployment Rate is at least 110% of the average for any or all of the corresponding three-month periods ending in the three preceding calendar years. Our unemployment rate does not meet these requirements.
Keep checking this website for updates on benefit extensions. For current extension deadlines, see the EUC/EB Deadline Chart. For an estimate of the number of weeks of benefits for which you may qualify, see the Benefits Calculator or Chart.
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