Unemploymentclaims.org is a privately owned website that is not owned or operated by any government agency.
We are an online resource to help answer your questions, check eligibility and assist in applying for Unemployment. You will also be advised if you qualify for additional benefit programs and receive our benefit guide.
You need to provide supporting documentation to be eligible for unemployment benefits. When you file an unemployment claim, you need to provide the following documents:
New Jersey Unemployment Resources
Appealing Denied Benefits
Keep in mind that New Jersey driver’s license or identification card is not required, but having either document will expedite the process.
There are specific conditions that will require additional documents. Take into consideration the following:
When you apply for unemployment benefits, you will be required to choose a four-digit Personal Identification Number or PIN number. You need to be prepared to choose the PIN when you file a new unemployment claim.
The State of New Jersey won’t tax unemployment benefits; however, they are subject to federal income taxes. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development office will allow you to voluntarily choose to have the 10 percent federal income tax reduced from your weekly unemployment benefits. You can make this choice when filing your unemployment claim. Take into consideration that if you chose to have the taxes withheld, they cannot be returned unless they are part of your federal income tax refund.