New Jersey Unemployment Weekly Claim

In order to keep receiving an unemployment check every week you must file a weekly claim, also known as a weekly certification or continued claim.

The purpose of filing a weekly claim is to tell the unemployment agency that you:

1. Are currently looking for work.
2. Have not done any work this week.
3. Have not made any money this week (unless you are allowed to by the terms of your unemployment.)
4. Have not found another job.
5. Want to receive an unemployment check or payment this week.

Therefore, it is very important to file your weekly claim every week to keep receiving your unemployment check.

If you delay in filing your weekly claim, you may not get your unemployment check on time.

Click Here: Weekly Reminder Email to get a reminder email sent to you every week so that you don't forget to file you weekly claim. This is a free service of because we want to make sure you file your weekly claim on time, and get your unemployment payment on time.

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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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# Marysel 2011-01-13 14:14
Good afternoon, please answer as soon as possible! I've been calling the unemployment three days in a roll and its always busy, I claimed my weekly unemployment and I did a mistake in dates. IT tells me that I have to talk to a representative. Please help because I need the money for my water and credit card! Thanks
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# Marie 2011-02-02 12:59
I was filing for benefits on line on Monday, 1/31 but my computer went down. Now when I attempt to file I cannot get into the site. The note says I must call an agent, but after trying for 3 days I cannot reach anyone. All of the numbers I try are busy. Please advise as to how I can access my benefits and file my claim for the past week.
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# john 2011-05-26 08:14
my hours have been cut and therefore i am receiving unemployment this week my only hours i was scheduled i was sick and i was honest when filing now i have to wait until a phone cqall on june 9th and the other week was also held up i checked all faq's on unemployment site and find nothing concerning this and was told if i did not answer this honestly there would have been no problem what can i do.
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# ang 2011-08-21 23:54
how much trouble could some one get into for claiming some one elses unemployemnt for them while locked up ? what could happen if that person got caught ?
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# Chris 2011-12-29 14:08
I'm trying to claim my benefits online for week ending 12/17/11 and 12/24/11. My last day of notice was 12/11/11. It says I was working and won't let me submit the form. I tried to enter a prorated amount for that Sunday but it won't let me put that I haven't returned to work or complete the form. I've been calling for 2 days and my call hasn't been returned.
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# Sidneystern 2012-03-28 18:24
How do I file for my first claim and each claim there after on line. I have emailed back my direct deposit information. Thank you
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# laura 2012-06-18 09:52
went to claim on sunday on the computer and the web site was shut down i claimed today monday but ill have to wait till wednesday to get my money correct? it wont be in my account tomorrow?
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# joan 2012-08-27 10:11
If you are offered some freelance work, meaning you might get $100 one week and nothing the next, how does that affect your unemployment reimbursement? Is it a dollar for dollar reduction in benefits?
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# Bri 2012-10-02 15:12
How can I inquiry old biweekly claims. From my bank statment I see I only recieved one week.
weeks 9/8 - 9/15/12
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# Kristen 2012-12-19 12:21
Yeah, so I called the number to claim the weekly benefits, and it said that I would have the money put on the debit card. I checked the debit card at the ATM and it said there was nothing on it. My question is, how long does it take for the money to be put on the debit card?
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# Luke 2013-01-16 13:44
I do not remember my pin to claim weekly benefit. Is there a way to find out without calling? I can't get through
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# Margaret 2013-01-23 12:23
I received a notice after I made my claim that I can collect a certain amount weekly. How Wii I receive that money, through the mail in a check form?
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# kevin 2013-03-04 19:09
I got a form in the mail with the dates to either claim on the computer on the 27th of Feb or call on Mar. 3. I opted to claim on com.its fasterright?not so much.I was done filling out the payments came up 0's.said it had to be reviewed. Haven't heard anything.nothing in mail yet.can't get through to them.what is the problem? I did everything exactly as I was supposed to to the it is going on the fifth.I should have had a check by now.what can I do?
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# Anna 2013-04-29 21:32
If you are offered some freelance work, meaning you might get $100 one week and nothing the next, how does that affect your unemployment reimbursement? Is it a dollar for dollar reduction in benefits?
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# Emily 2013-05-13 11:06
I worked 1 day in the past two weeks and made $90, when I claimed my benefits online I was told no benefits were available at the this time. Last Wednesday when I had my evaluation phone call I was told that because I am only claiming partial, that as long as I work less then 3 days then I will still be able to claim my benefits. So what do I do now that I have no benefits available?
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# joanne 2013-05-26 11:46
I was laid off on a Tues. and filed the claim that Sunday. My claim date is Sunday and I have recieved benefits for the two weeks. However, I did not receive benefits for my first three days (wed-fri) since my claim started on the Sunday. How does this get corrected? Unemployment does not answer their phones.
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# Janice 2013-06-16 14:49
I was filling for weekly benefit with my iPhone on sunday morning 06/16 but i didn't realize my iphone low battery. I just start with first question claim benefit my i phone went down so i ran inside my apartment and trying used my computer. I start from beginning i put my ss and my pin but came out note "Bi-weekly benefit is not available this time, try again later", every two hours i tried again but same sign came out. Please help me out what can i do to get my benefit and is not late?.., that's why i fill up my claim on sunday so i can have my benefit on tuesday. I really appreciate any help for my problem, thank you for your time.
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# Carmela H. Picardi 2017-06-23 09:26
I am still eligible for unemployment. I did not receive a check for this past week. Tried calling.......
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