To claim weekly benefits for New York State unemployment, file either online or by phone. The claim should be filed within the first week of being separated from employment.Continue Reading
As of December of 2014, to file online, log in to the New York State Department of Labor's unemployment insurance site between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, anytime Saturday, or before 7:30 p.m. Sunday, then follow instructions to file a claim.
To file by phone, call the telephone claim center's toll free number, which is published on the state Department of Labor's website, during office hours. The office hours are in the Eastern time zone, and the list of items needed to file is also published on the NYS-DOL website.Learn more about Social Services
In order to qualify for unemployment benefits, an individual must generally be unemployed for reasons beyond their control and must fulfill their state's requirements for unemployment, says LearnVest. Each state has individual rules that must be met, which can be reviewed at the CareerOneStop website.Full Answer >
Extended unemployment benefits are not available at the federal and state levels. Congress did not agree to extend the federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation program and funding for it expired on Dec. 28, 2013.Full Answer >
The procedure for filing a claim for partial unemployment benefits varies by state, and weekly or biweekly claims may need to be submitted for the benefits to continue. Some states require the initial application to be submitted by mailing in a written form, while others require the applicant to call the agency at a specified time, as noted by NOLO's Employment Law Firms website. Links for all of the state unemployment agencies can be found on the "A to Z List of State Unemployment Insurance Offices and Services" page of the Unemployment Handbook website.Full Answer >
Each state's unemployment office provides information on unemployment benefits, with some websites offering the option to apply for unemployment benefits in Spanish. The California and Nevada state unemployment office websites, for example, offer Spanish language versions of the website under the link 'En Español'.Full Answer >