How to Cancel New Jersey Unemployment

When you find a new job you can no longer receive New Jersey unemployment benefits and may need to officially cancel your New Jersey unemployment.

In order to cancel your unemployment claim, you can:

1. Call, send a letter, or email to your unemployment counselor letting them know that you have found a new job.
2. Stop filing your weekly certification.

If you happen to receive an unemployment check while you are working, make sure to call your unemployment counselor to let them know. You may need to return the check - but this will be better than any possible penalties that you could be responsible for if you are found to be recieving unemployment benefits while working.

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# adrian 2010-12-14 08:30
i have returned to work but i have only filed my application how do i cancel my application process
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# Frustrated 2011-05-01 14:36
Filing a claim for unemployment in NJ is as easy as click, click, click. I've been called back to work and would like to cancel my claim before receiving any benefits. Evidently no one ever does this. There is no information on the website, nothing in the reams of information arriving in the mail, and no information on the automated voice prompt system. and I've spent hours on hold waiting to talk to a human only to be disconnected.

At this rate I won't be able to return to work. It's a full time job trying to prevent the state from paying me. No wonder the UI fund is running out of money.

Is it just me or is this one of the most basic functions. If you can start a claim on the website then give me a way to stop or cancel a claim and save the taxpayers some money.
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# Gordienko 2012-12-10 15:41
I'm kind of in the same boat, I worked in Jersey but lived in PA from 2008 to March 2012. I collected unemployment from 3/12 to 5/12, i started a new job on 6/12 in PA and thought by selecting "I am now employed" and putting in start date and selecting to cancel my benefits, my benefits were canceled. Well, Just last Monday, 12/3 -I lost my job,in PA and went to file for PA unemployment and got a that Friday saying, they can't pay my benefits because I still had unemployment opened with Jersey and I can't seem to get a hold of someone or do anything online to close the account I thought I have had already closed. UGGGG
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# joe 2012-01-16 08:47
Do I have to show up to the re-employment orientation if its my first time claiming but want to cancel (im still pending as its only my first time) because the distance of it is too far and i cant afford to go honestly
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# Mike 2012-01-21 11:06
I got a job a while ago and stopped claiming unemployment benefits. I read above that I need to let my unemployment counselor know about the job, but I have no idea who that is. Is there a form to fill out or is the fact that I stopped claiming benefits enough to clear me from the system.
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# Searcher 2012-02-27 15:40
I have been working part-time, with earnings low enough that I still qualify for partial benefits, so I have continued to claim the small amount. After a long time of trying in vain to find full-time work, as a family we decided I will keep the part-time job but end my search for full-time work so I can provided needed child care at home.

I can't find anything on NJ's site about how to end your search and stop claiming benefits without having returned to full-time work. I figured on my next claim, which would be for a period where I have stopped searching, I would answer no to the question about actively seeking work, and put in the comments for that question that I am ending my search for a full-time job, and so will not claim any further benefits. Then I would not make future claims.

Does anyone know if that's the way to do it, and if it's good enough? I get that you need to talk to a person to say you returned to full-time work, as you need to tell them the employer etc, but they don't tell you what to do if you want to just stop claiming benefits.

Appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks!
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# Melissa 2012-04-24 10:03
Who do you email when you want to cancel an unemployment claim? What the email?
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# Susan 2012-09-28 13:39
If I find a job but it doesn't start for 4 weeks can I still receive unemployment benefits from NJ? How do I satisfy the requirement of actively searching for work during this time?
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# Nicole 2012-11-14 18:13
My husband filed for unemployment, but a few days later, got his job back. How do I go about canceling his unemployment claim?
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# John 2013-01-31 08:07
I filed for unemployment for week of 1/20/13. I found full time position in my prior role beginning 1/28/13.I wish to cancel my weekly claim benefit of $486.00.claimant determinantion is BC-3C(R-10-99). How does one cancel benefits. Thank you kindly
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# Adia 2013-07-29 09:51
What happens if i get a part time job offer( no full time job available)do i still collect unemployemnt ? And if i already applied to go back to schoo througth l( work dorce grant) do i still get the grant?or am not eligible anymore?!
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# Shauna Schwartz 2016-07-21 09:37
i have returned to work but i have only filed my application how do i cancel my application process.
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# Bruce Corwin 2017-06-17 09:28
I erroneously filed an unemployment claim for a week in which I was not job searching, ending 5/27, and wish to withdraw that claim while not losing eligibility for additional weeks when I have been job seeking. Wanted to put it in writing cuz just made the mistake; wasn't sure where else to put it.
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# Taylor 2017-07-09 11:03
I just started working again. How do I cancel my unemployment benefits??? This, I have found is not as easy as I thought!! I need information as to how I do this.
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# Bob 2017-07-31 15:54
Oh great. Can't cancel it online, typical government laziness bull crap. Got a new job, and going to class, have no time to go to post office sit there, better yet rush there after class which is at 3PM to the post office. Takes me about half an hour to get to my hometown from the schools location. If I could file it online, I should be able to discontinue it online, but no typical government lazy like the politicians that run it.
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# Margaret Creech 2017-09-02 11:18
I ap0plied to PA unemployment in June. I was told if I filed in NJ, I would received $100 a week more, so I did everything I was told to do. I cancelled my PA claim, and applied in NJ. I was denied by NJ, so I reopened my PA claim. Now I received a letter telling me I am denied in PA, as I have an open claim in NJ, that must be purged. I cannot get any information on how to do this. I have been out of work since June 6, and have had no income at all. The letter also states that I cannot make a claim twice in the same quarter, as that money is considered "spent". I I have been working for over 51 years, and collected unemployment for only 6 weeks during that whole time. I will be 70 next week, which is when I receive Social Security. How do I get my unemployment? I am actively seeking work during this time. I'm at my wits end at this point.
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# melinda 2017-10-28 12:09
I need to know if i can cancel my unemployment claim and refile at a later time I have been approved but i have not received any benefits yet
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# jeffrey l kubinak 2017-11-05 11:19
I have started a new job and wanted to close my unemployment claim - although for some reason i was never given any benefit from the claim
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