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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.
The Department of Labor requires documentation to support your claim of unemployment insurance benefits. When filing a claim, you need the following items:
New York Unemployment Resources
Appealing Denied Benefits
You will be able to file an unemployment claim even if you don’t have all the documents listed above. However, missing information may result in benefit payment delays.
You will need to provide your bank account numbers if you decide to have your weekly benefits deposited directly in your account. Be prepared to provide both routing and checking account numbers.
The first time you file an unemployment claim in New York, you are required to create a Personal Identification Number (PIN). This is a four-digit number that you need to keep confidential at all times; sharing your PIN can lead to benefits suspension for up to 20 weeks. Your PIN number serves as an electronic signature that protects you against unauthorized people that may submit claims and obtain payment in your behalf. You will need your PIN every time you submit a claim. If you forget your PIN, you can the Telephone Claim Center at 1-888-209-8124 and follow the menu option.
Non-U.S. citizens are also eligible for unemployment benefits if they:
The DOL requires you to report any activity that generates income or will bring income in the perceivable future. In these cases, you need to call the Telephone Claims Center and provide all the details if:
You are required to report any work, regardless if it is for yourself, a friend, a relative or an employer.