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New Jersey Unemployment Benefit Questions

What do I do if I am receiving unemployment benefits and I move out-of-state?

If you move out-of-state while you are claiming New Jersey unemployment benefits, you must right away call 1-888-795-6672 to report the address change.  Unemployment checks will not be forwarded.

If you worked in New Jersey and have relocated to another State before filing an unemployment claim, you must still file the claim against New Jersey.  You may file your claim on the Internet as well.

You may also call any of the New Jersey Reemployment Call Centers at the following numbers (not toll-free):

Freehold Reemployment Call Center: (732) 761-2020

Cumberland Reemployment Call Center: (856) 507-2340

Union City Reemployment Call Center: (201) 601-4100

Who do I contact if I suspect someone is receiving unemployment benefits illegally?

You can protect your unemployment insurance funds.  If you suspect someone is obtaining unemployment benefits illegally, please contact at the following numbers:

Telephone No: (609) 777-4304

Mailing Address: Benefit Payment Control, PO Box 043, Trenton, NJ 08625

FAX No.: (609) 292-5593

If I am hired with medical benefits, is my employer allowed to stop this benefit?

Yes. An employer may stop medical benefits however, the employer is needed to give notice if the medical benefits are being stopped or the medical benefits are changing.

If the medical benefits are being discontinued, the employer must provide 30 days advance notice in writing. If the medical benefit plan is changing the employer must tell the employees in writing immediately once the employer is notified by the health insurer.

Questions & Answers

  1. Nan says:

    I work at a religious day school, one day a week. My position will not longer be available. Am I eligible to collect??

    • Sam says:

      If you’re on the rolls off the school and your employer pays Unemployment taxes into the system, you can be eligible to collect benefits.

  2. Bill says:

    If you primarily work in NJ but you have worked a few weeks in Pennsylvania, is that income considered into you gross income earned for consideration for unemployment benefits when filing for unemployment in NJ.

    • Sam says:

      I am not able to provide a definite answer to your question.

      Please inquire further with the Unemployment Office in NJ.

  3. Bryan says:

    Is there a time limit required from when you lose your job to when you can claim unemployment benefits ?

    • Sam says:

      It’s good if you apply immediately since they consider your employment and earnings in the last 4-5 calendar quarters.

  4. Luis Rivera says:

    If company shuts down and we are given a package of 25 hours for every year of service when can I start to collect unemployment

    • Sam says:

      If it’s a Severance pay you’re getting from the company, please apply for Unemployment Insurance after expiry of the payout.

  5. donna Mccrea says:

    If a person is let go from their job because they have to call out because their child is sick or they have to leave work because the child school call to say your child is sick for you to pick him up.
    (child has bad allergy.) Is this consider the fault of the Mother

    • Sam says:

      Unfortunately, personal reasons are not considered. Having said this, if the mother was asked to leave without proper justification, UI benefits can be claimed.

      Please check further with the Unemployment Office.

  6. nancy says:

    i attend workforce training course and benefits ran out after 26 weeks; forms were filled out for extension while still in class. must I call unemployment to have extension take effect or will it update automatically in system and when???
    frustrated we did all paperwork and says funds exhausted online. help.

    • Sam says:

      The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  7. Harold says:

    Should I declare the tax deducted from my weekly state benefits on form 1040?

    • Sam says:

      For tax purposes, you will receive 1099-G from the Unemployment Office. Please visit the official website for further details.

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