New Jersey Unemployment Benefits

You may just be looking for a weekly unemployment check, but NJ unemployment benefits provide so much more than just money. For example, New Jersey unemployment benefits include:

1. Weekly benefit check.
2. Career counseling.
3. Job placement services.
4. Job and skill re-training services.
5. Information about other resources and services.
6. Help making a resume and training on how to interview well.

Make sure to take advantage of everything that NJ unemployment benefits have to offer, as this will help you to find a job more quickly.

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# pam 2011-03-16 10:01
if you get laid off and collect unemployment benefits can you go back to school to better yourself and still collect while attending school?
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# Theresa 2011-05-13 18:26
I live in Middlesex County New Jersey. I am a single mother, and working full time. I want to go back to school full time to get my degree, but I am wondering if I will be able to get unemployment benefits if I quit my job to go back to school? Please Help.
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# Jada 2011-12-30 20:24
Theresa can u share what happened in your situation? My situation is a little similar. I signed up for an emt class with specific hours that I agreed to but now my job is forcing me to take new hours. I don't want to quit so I asked if they could change 2 of my days around. They refuse to do this for me. Do u think that I would be able to collect unemployment if I quit?
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# kpac 2011-12-14 18:24
I was recently told I cannot work full time for the company I am currently working at, they originally told me that I could. They cnanged their mind due to the amount of days I missed, please keep inmind though that I am pregnant and have been getting sick. If I quit can I apply to unemployment? Do you think I would get it or not?
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# Jacqui 2011-12-16 11:42
I quit my job as a food service worker last year ..I found a home health aid job in February of this year but unfortunately the women that I was taking care of past away in April this year so I be been out of a job for a few weeks and my company found me another person in may till August I have bee. Out of a job till November and I had no choice but to sign up for another company but this company is worst than the first one ..they gave me 4hrs of work only for 2 days a week at a far place gaz is very expensive now and I feel like all the money I get is paying gas I don't get any money left but i have to pay bills so I decide quit the case up till now I have not heard from them to get me another case yet so I was wondering if I could apply for unemployment and if I will be able to qualify thank you
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# MaureenG 2012-01-02 20:05
I had worked for a temp. agency from April, 2011 until December, 28, 2011. My contract with the co. I was working for was cancelled unexpectantly and I am now, basically, laid off. Also, I am retired and do collect a small pension. Would I be eligible for unemployment at this time?
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# Laura 2012-01-31 14:47
I have just found a part-time position about 25-30hrs a week, but I am a single mom and the hours are from 1-5, I need to know if I can have Financial information on how to enroll my son into the aftercare program at his school as I have not gotten paid yet, I cant afford the aftercare. I feel like I am stuck between a rock and a hard place.
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# Susan 2012-01-31 20:19
If my doctor put me out of work - and when he allows me to come back - my job says I am a risk to them-, because I am still in pain and walk with a cane - after my doctoor starts my physical therapy - they turn around and say if I am not back by a certain time- they will replace me on the job- can they do that? in NJ
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# joe 2012-03-17 11:53
I was recently laid off from my part time job of 2 years. I'm a student a community college and have been paying into ss every week. Will I be entitled to collect unemployment?
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# Rafael 2012-03-26 12:22
If I had two jobs one a W2 and the other a 1099 and i lose my W2 (laid off), can I claim unemployment benfits?
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# Jim 2012-04-16 20:41
I will be getting out of the military in the next few weeks and I am curious about collecting Unemployment in the state of New Jersey. Am I eligible? If so, do I need to apply in a particular manner or through a particular system?
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# Brad 2012-05-02 07:56
I have filed a claim which when finished reflected successful however I am now wondering how long will it be before I receive a response from your office.
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# margalie 2012-05-24 17:05
I had forced to quit my job 2 months ago. Something happened and i thought i was going to get fired, so i did not want to get fired and not be able to use my years of experience. Since then i have been looking for another job, until now i can't find any and i am afraid they could close my house. Can i get unemployment while im still looking?
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# maureen 2012-12-04 18:31
We had a fire at my place of employment. There is talk of reducing hours for employees because we are not fully operational. It could take at least 6 months to rebuil and restock equipment. Can u file for partial unemployment if your hours are reduced. If so, how many hours do you have to lose a week to qualify for partial unemployment?
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# Joe 2012-12-10 10:24
I have recently relocated to NJ from NY. My question is, how long do I have to be a resident of NJ to qualify for UI benefits? If I take a contact position and do not get hired full time by the company, do I qualify for UI? And how long must I work in NJ to qualify? I have only been in NJ for around two months and I am considering a six month contract position, but I want to make sure that if I do not get hired full time, that I will be able to apply for UI benefits, as I will have only lived here for around 8 months.
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# Eli 2013-01-30 11:03
how do i receive a copy of a denial letter previously issued? Also is there a way to contact a representative to discuss problems from the freehold office the automated system continuously disconnects me?
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# Russell 2013-02-05 18:52
I have been retired since 12-31-2010 and started collecting social security in January of 2011, I have gone back to work but not full time and would like to know how many hours or days worked would I need to qualify for unemployment, thank you Russell.
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# latisha 2013-03-05 16:52
What is I lost my w2 from unemployment how can I get another one
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# Brittany 2013-04-08 11:32
I just filed my 2nd biweekly claim and I am not receiving any funds. The first day of my first claim period was my last day of work which the company paid me for. It was only a fraction of what I would receive from unemployment so I should still have received something. My claims phone interview is not until Wednesday the 10th. I don't understand why they are not sending me any funding. Did anyone experience this? Do they not send funding until after the phone interview? If not, what's the issue?? (My company stated they would not contest my unemployment)
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# Wanda 2013-04-18 14:44
What will happen to my unemployment benefits if I take a withdrawal on my 401K to pay my debt.
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# Paul 2013-06-05 17:48
I have heard that if you are working part time that you can still get partial unemployment. My question is, if this is true, how many hours per week are considered part time to be eligible for this.
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# Jan 2013-08-04 21:13
I am currently collecting unemployment benefits and just started a new part time job which is 20 hours per week. I have not reported it to unemployment because I am planning to do that the next time I need to collect benefits (they ask online if you worked). My question is, since I believe I would be eligible to receive partial benefits, would I be able to return to school full time? How would I be able to go about this? My new work schedule will be ideal for returning to school, as they can accommodate the schedule to fit in all of my classes.
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# Debbie 2013-08-16 15:51
I filed on Sunday 08/11/13 via online ...first time filing (ever) since getting a blue envelope with my instructions. I received confirmation saying claim would be processed, and I was expecting my First check by today 08/16/13 and nothing. Can you explain?
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# Kristin 2013-08-19 08:50
I have never collected unemployment before but I have decided to start school again in the Fall in hopes of better my situation. It is unlikely that I will be able to keep working full time where I work now. Do I qualify for unemployment? Do I qualify if I remaining working a few hours a week at my current job?
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# lou 2013-09-12 10:36
A claims agent is calling me on the 17th of sept I am going to receive benefits how long does it take to receive my money?
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