New Jersey Unemployment Continued Claims

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

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

1. Are actively 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 a new job.
5. Want to receive an unemployment check or payment this week.

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

If you delay in filing your continued 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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# Jamie 2011-12-18 11:53
I ALWAYS file my continued claim online ever Sunday morning at 8am so I can receive my money on my debit card by Tuesday morning. Today when I went to file I put in my SS# and my Personal Identification Number and it said that I must call the unemployment office. I don't understand what the problem could be and why ALL OF A SUDDEN without there ever being a problem I would have to call the unemployment office? I NEED my money by Tuesday because I have automatic bill pay and its ONE WEEK before Christmas. Id like to know what the problem could be.. Please give me some answers?
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# Katie 2012-06-20 11:53
I file bi-weekly. I have a pay stub (part-time work) for only the first week in my claim period, not my second. Do I estimate the hours/wages earned in the 2nd week? Do I leave it blank?
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# steve35 2012-10-30 12:17
i have worked in both PA and NJ. When I got laid off in beginning of Sept, I was able to reopen my existing PA unemployment claim. However, the benefit year ended on 9/29. i rec'd UC up to the week ending 9/16. i tried to file a new application at that time. After a few weeks I was advised that I needed to file a new application with NJ (my latest lay off was with a NJ employer). I filed this app on 10/21 and just rec'd notification that the first time I can claim benefits on 11/7. Will I receive UC from 9/17? Or will they only provide UC for the 2 weeks preceeding 11/7?
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# karen 2012-12-26 11:04
I file bi-weekly. I made a mistake and filed in one week instead of 2. what happens now?
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# Leena 2017-07-17 09:27
I had first filed for unemployment in 10/16 but found FT job and did not claim the benefits (did not close the claim as was no information on how) I filed a new claim 2 weeks back 07/05 but it still shows me the old claim and no information on the new claim that was filed. I have been trying to call and get the details but it is impossible to get in touch with an agent to clarify the situation. And when I try to claim my weekly benefits it still shows the Old company/claim amount. Please help I cannot spend 3 hrs daily on phone to get clarification
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