Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New York State unemployment benefits and NYS dept of labor

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New Delhi, October 5, 2009: New York State unemployment benefits and NYS dept of labor. Unemployment in New York States has risen to an unprecedented level. It is the first time in around three decades that it has gone on to touch such level.

With unemployment on rise the claims for unemployment benefits have also risen significantly. It is not going to come down till there is significant improvement on job front.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Online

Federal legislation is pending for an additional 13 weeks of emergency benefits. Please continue to claim weekly benefits in the usual manner. It is not necessary to file a new claim, unless you are advised to do so. For updates, continue checking this website or click here for more details regarding benefit extensions.

Advisory for Individuals Claiming Extended Benefits
If you failed to search for work during the past week for any reason, you should not claim extended benefits for that week; otherwise you may be disqualified from receiving benefits until you have worked for four (4) weeks and earned four (4) times your weekly benefit amount.

Resources for Families

UI Warning
We have learned of persons or companies that may charge a fee to help customers complete or file Unemployment Insurance claims. They imply that they have a connection to the NYS Department of Labor. THIS IS FALSE.

The State Labor Department does not want our customers to be fooled by these claims. Customers in New York State should continue to file their claims for UI through our web site or by phone. There have been some delays recently at our call centers due to a high volume of claims, but we take all claims in the order they are received. Using a paid service to file your claim will not ensure faster handling.

You may file a claim between the hours of 7:30 am to 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday (Eastern Time), Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, all day Saturday, and Sunday until 7:00 pm.
You may claim benefits for last week between the hours of 7:30 am to midnight Sunday through Saturday.

New York State Department of Labor's (NYSDOL) website provides a safe, efficient way to file your claim for unemployment insurance benefits, claim your weekly benefits, or inquire about benefit payment status. NYSDOL is strongly committed to protecting your personal and employment information against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Please be aware of phishing emails. "Phishing" is a type of scam designed to steal your personal information. We will never request information such as your Social Security Number, Direct Payment Card number or PIN through email. If you believe your card account has been compromised, please call the number on the back of your card.