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Unemployment Insurance New York

Unemployment Insurance New York

In this article you will find information about unemployment insurance New York. If you want to know more about this topic, continue reading.

What you need to know

Tax Form 1099-G: Return for Recipients of Certain Government Payments (1099-G) tax forms became available in mid-January 2022 for New Yorkers who received unemployment benefits in the previous year. 

Disaster Unemployment Assistance: beginning October 20, 2021, through November 18, 2021, DUA was available in Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.

Termination of federal benefits: As of September 5, 2021, a variety of federal unemployment benefit programs, including PUA, PEUC, EB and the others such as FPUC and MEUC, expired, according to federal law. 

Extension of Shared Work benefits – 9/17/21: Legislation (S.4049/A.5678) changed the cap on Shared Work benefits from 26 weeks to 26 times the weekly benefit rate per person. This program has allowed employers to retain workers and prevented layoffs by preventing staff members from receiving partial Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits while working reduced hours. Prior to such legislation, claimants only received 26 weeks of benefits, regardless of the claimant’s maximum benefit entitlement. This change allowed active participants to collect work-sharing benefits until they had reached the maximum benefit amount allowed or reached the termination date.

Partial Unemployment Update – 8/17/21: New York State modified the rules for partial unemployment eligibility. This applied to the benefit week Monday, August 16, 2021 through Sunday, August 22, 2021 and all subsequent benefit weeks. When applying for benefits, the new guidelines for reporting part-time work should be consulted.

Waiting Week Update: 6/28/21: Following the expiration of the COVID-19 state of emergency in New York State, the unemployment insurance unpaid waiting period rule was reinstated. Unemployment insurance claims filed on or after June 28, 2021 included an unpaid waiting week. Claimants did not receive payment for the first full week of a claim, but were successful in claiming weekly benefits and meeting eligibility requirements.