New Jersey Unemployment Application

When you get ready to fill out the NJ unemployment application you need to make sure you have set aside plenty of time to complete the application, and you need to be sure that you have all of the information ready that may be requested of you.

You need to know:

1. Your social security number.
2. Your driver's license number.
3. Your last employer's name and address.
4. The dates that you worked at your last employer.
5. The dates of all of the jobs that you have held in the past (This is not always required, but is very helpful to have).

If you are filling out a New Jersey unemployment application in person, you will need to take the following items with you:

1. Your social security card.
2. Your driver's license.
3. Last paystub from your previous employer.
4. Any layoff documents your previous employer may have given you.

Still Have Questions?

To go back to the New Jersey Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: New Jersey Unemployment FAQ

To go the main New Jersey Unemployment page, click here: New Jersey Unemployment

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# Angie 2011-03-01 20:06
I am an only child and my father is dying out of state. I don't qualify for FMLA as I have been there less than a year. My company won't give me time off but I need to be with him. Can I collect unemployment if I defy them and go to be with my father???
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# Sandy 2012-01-26 00:08
I work in a preschool and need 7 more classes to obtain my bachelors. I want to leave my job so I can do my student teaching and field work in a public school so I can have a higher chance of getting hired. If I stay at work, I would be on salary deduction for the first semester and i can not be gone for 4 months for my student teaching and expect to come back. Can I receive unemployment?
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# Jen 2012-03-26 09:06
I was recently temporarily laid off, I tried to file for unemployment, and when i put in my driver's license # or Alien #, it just wouldn't accept it. Do I need to have been employed for 18 months to be eligible? I have only been employed 14 months in my recent job, and before that i was unemployed for 9 months.
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# Dalia 2012-08-06 21:09
My primary job was as a teacher at a private school in NY State, which closed. I reside in NJ. I still work at two religious after-session schools, only about 10 hours/week total. Am I still eligible for benefits for the main portion of my income, and where/how do I apply for benefits?
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# Stephanie 2013-05-09 08:15
Are you eligible for unemployment if you are required to do an full time internship in order to fulfill ad degree requirement? The degree enhances your job security and increases pay.
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# John 2013-09-01 13:29
I sold my c cooperation business, and have had unemployment taxes withdrawn from my weekly paycheck as well as paying employer unemployment taxes. I am unemployed now. Can I apply for unemployment benefits?
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# Chris 2017-07-19 12:19
I am filling out my fact finding for school personnel and am unsure how to answer on what basis was I employees. I was a 4 th grade maternity leave teacher from 1/3/17-6/21/17, paid into UI and was paid off of the salary guide. I do not know whether to check off annually, daily, hourly, substitute or other.
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# Chris 2017-07-19 12:23
I am filling out my fact finding for school personnel and I am unsure how to fill in the basis for my employment. I was employed full time from 1/3/17-6/21/17 as a maternity leave teacher for fourth grade. I was paid off of the salary guide, paid into UI and had the options of benefits of inso chose. Should I check off annually, daily, hourly, substitute or other for what basis I was employed?
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