How to Collect Unemployment Benefit after Temporary Job Ends in New York

If you have given up your part time job for any of the reasons, then your Unemployment Insurance benefit might stop. The one factor that all states have in common is that, in order to receive benefits you will have to be continuously looking for work, and able to accept work if you find a one that is suitable. However, you may also be eligible for unemployment payments, depending on the circumstances.

Favorable situations to claim the benefit after temporary job loss

Monetary Eligibility

Any person who is separated from his/ her job is eligible to file a claim for unemployment in New York. Every claimant applying for the benefit is expected to be clarified that they are no longer employed due to circumstances that is beyond their control.

Consideration of Separation on Good Cause

If any of the workers quits or leaves a job without a good cause, then they will not be considered as eligible to receive the benefits. So, what is good cause then? Good cause includes factors such as not having their childcare, facing harassment in the workplace that violates state or federal laws and commuting distance from house to office that is more than 50 miles. Remember whatever the reasons you would have provided to quit the job, you will be asked to provide verification of facts.

Other reasons that may not be considered under Temporary Job Unemployment Benefit

Workers who are under Bond or Contract

Generally the workers who are under the contract bond will not be qualified for the unemployment insurance unless the contract has been completed or made inactive by the employer with no fault to the contract.

Ineligibility of bond will be caused when the employee breaks the contract without good cause.

Part Time Workers / View Information

Termination of a temporary worker that is beyond the employee’s control might be considered as a reason of not being eligible for the claim. Every state has its own employment laws. It is expected to comply with federal laws and regulations as well. Every worker is needed to view information regarding contract of work, employment and also the unemployment insurance by visiting the New York Department of Labor website.

Steps to Obtain the Unemployment Benefit over Temporary Job

Basically there are two options available to apply for the claim:
Web Service: Through this, you can opt for the online service. Web assistance provides a safe process in filing your unemployment insurance claim. You can claim, view or print your weekly payment, check your payment status, change the payment method and withhold tax options.

Phone Service: You can also claim for the benefit via phone service.  You can call and contact the telephone claim center with the toll-free number during business hours. Translation service is also available which will help the voice recording assistants to help you to communicate with your preferable languages such as:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Creole
  • All other languages

To file a claim you can contact: New York Residents on the number: 1-888-209-8124 / for out of State Residents: 1-877-358-5306. Between Monday to Friday business hours 8 am to 5 pm
New York State Department of Labor will evaluate your claim for UI benefits and decide whether you are qualified for the benefits and then will process the claim.


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  1. I’m attemptiing to file my first weekly claim since my layoff, however, my PIN# is not correct. what do I do to get my correct PIN# , please?

  2. I have exhausted my unemployment benefits in Texas but my calendar year does not end until September. Do I have to wait until the calendar year is over in Texas, to apply for unemployment benefits in New York in which I have available quarters?

    1. Mattie,

      As much as I am aware, UI benefits are only a one-time cycle. Please call the Claims Center for clarification.

  3. Help ran out of unemployment benefits for the pass 8 years i have worked at Hexion speciality chemical plant in Brady Texas how can i get my benefits extended

    1. Roderick,

      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.

    1. Annette,

      You can visit the official website of the Unemployment Office and ‘login’ to check the claim status. Alternatively, you can also call the Claims Center.

      PS: It should not take 6 weeks to process the initial claim. Please chase at regular intervals.

    1. Jocelyn,

      Unemployment is offered to claimants who’re able and available for work. Please call the Unemployment Office to ascertain if you can apply.

  4. I have been working for the same company for the past 11 years. I started out cleaning apartments, then landscaping and finally Asst. Manager for the past seven years. However, the owner/ manager had us all sign papers claiming we were “Independent Contractors.” I worked Monday thru Friday from 8am – 5pm the entire 11 years. Obviously, in reality, we had Never been “Independent Contractors.”
    Finally, October 2018 we became employee’s. On May 10, 2019 he sold the business which puts us all out of work. I tried filing for unemployment, but, I don’t have enough quarters in. Assuming I’m still out of work, can I wait for the next quarter to end, thus giving me the 2 quarters I need or will it not make a difference.

    1. Lea,

      Why don’t you look at alternate based period? Please use the link below to access the Base Period calculator.

  5. I have been working as an hourly employee for the last 4 months. Currently the board of the nonprofit agency came to me and told me that I had to file a 1099 or go to part time or find a new job. I have a scheduled time that I report to work. What are the laws here in Florida about who can receive a 1099

  6. I am unemployed and currently going to a community college. How can I apply for federal assistance?

    1. Carol,

      If you’re able and available for full-time employment, you can directly go to the website of the Unemployment Office and apply.

  7. I have worked in AZ since March 2016. However, I moved lived and worked for my employer in CA since 08/02/1982. Can I apply for Cali unemployment benefits?

    1. Robert,

      You should be applying from the state where your employment was based. Employers generally remit unemployment taxes to the state where the employee is based.

      1. How long does it take Washington state unemployment to deposit your back pay after they receive the determination letter from OAH stating I won my appeal?

  8. I have been trying for over a month to file and I still do not seem to be able to do it, but I finally got to the correct place, I think.

  9. Cumberland NJ Unemployment Center kept me on hold for 2 hours; I finally had someone answer my call, after providing my information and question regarding the status of my NJ Unemployment Claim the representative disconnected my call.

  10. Excellent list of things to help execute better. Even taking 3 or 4 of these that one does not currently utilize could help immensely.

    1. How did you calculate the total weekly Illinois benefit of $1495? Also, why isn’t Washington and Minnesota listed in your top 5 states with the highest paid unemployment insurance compensation?

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