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# sam 2011-02-25 13:16
I think certain people deserve the unemployment benefits. There are alot out there that DO NOT report other side jobs they have. If someone is receiving unemployment benefits, but has there photography business advertised on a social networking site (and have had customers), and also have been selling and having Tupperware parties shouldn't they be reporting this income? I know someone who is doing this but I wasn't sure if this was unemployment fraud
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# Timothy 2011-03-07 16:09
(1)Please explain why iam being penalized.
(2) I received an explanation of 52 forfeit days remaining, but i do not understand why i'm being penalized and how come its taking so long for a benefit payment to reach me
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# Andrea 2011-09-23 09:09
Regarding Mutual Agreement Resignation- what are the regulations/qualifications?
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# Lindsey 2011-11-04 13:50
I was pulled from work while pregnant back in May. I received disability checks from that week through the end of my eight weeks of maternity leave after the baby was born. Because my time away from my job was longer than 12 weeks my position was replaced , which I found out about when I made the call to return to my position. I applied for benefits the week I was officially unemployed (in early October), had my waiting week and received my first check. The same week I received a letter saying that my claim was under investigation because I "quit" back in May. I had to fill out paperwork and send a statement explaining that I did not quit. I even have the stubs from the disability my company was paying me while on leave. I have not received a check since that first week.
I am just wondering how long this is going to take. Should I have cause for concern? It has been over 2 weeks since I faxed all the information and I still have not heard anything. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.
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# Leif 2011-11-17 12:31
if you were injured and are unable to work can you file for unemployment?
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# Wil 2012-01-20 15:47
I am working part-time in NY - but was collecting NJ unemployment "stopped" my unemployment checks as of 11/19/2011 without any advisory, though I was still filing every 2 weeks. Finally spoke with someone and was advised that I need to speak with NY Unemployment and that my case is in the "HUB"...? But I am unable to reach anyone by phone. I still have a balance in my acct with NJ, and have valid claims which should have been paid due to my part time position. How do I reach a person within NY unempolyment to discuss my situation?
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# mike 2012-03-14 16:55
I have been working for the same company for 7 years getting paid by piece work. I have been paid $150 a day sometimes more. 2 weeks ago they hired 30 new employees and i am only getting maybe 1 job a day making no more than $50 per day. Under the labor law is this legal and what are my rights. Am i eligible for unemplyment benefits of any kind?? I cannot survive financially and need some advice. Thank you.
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# kelly 2012-04-16 20:16
i live in buffalo ny and my job is changing hours starting at 3 instead of 4 and that does not work for me would i be able to collect unemployment and would i have to wait long.
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# Alan 2012-06-04 10:55
How do I find out if I am eligible for NY unemployment if I was advised by NJ unemployment office to call NY Unemployment HUB 877-358-5306 due to my situation in which I was laid off by a NY temp agency after the temp to perm job which I hoped would last ended only after a couple of months?. NJ Unemployment told me that i file through the HUB before NJ can determine my continuation with EB.
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# nannette 2012-07-27 13:20
If I accept a provision position with the state and in a few months the civil service list comes out and I am not reachable on the list can I then continue to recieve unemployment on my current claim or will I lose my unemployment due to working at all?

Thank you
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# MichelleNaam3 2012-10-13 01:29
I applied for unemployment a month ago, I received a letter telling me the amount I was eligible to receive and that I would be receiving a follow up letter either of approval or denial of claims soon after. That was about two weeks ago and I still have not received that. I call and they tell me that because of the status of my claim they can't tell me anything. What does this mean? How much longer am I supposed to wait?
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# Vince 2012-10-16 18:10
I've just been laid off at a job that I've worked at for 10 months in New York. Am I eligible for unemployment?
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# Steph 2012-11-23 21:11
If my job cut my hrs down to 16 hrs a wk and we get pay every two wks can I claim not making any $$ n I have kids n bills,to pay!.my job isnt tellin me n.t. Wen I ask them about it.
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# NycBaby 2012-11-25 14:04
What if I put I am owed vacation..will I still receive unemployment funds for that week?
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# jennifer 2012-12-07 21:54
I quit my job for a couple of reasons, one I was working 12pm to 8pm but alot of times it was more like 8;30 at night and I would go home having problems with my two teenage girls that are by themselves, and problems included cops being at my house so I asked my job if I could change a few days and work mornings since there was an opening and that was two and half weeks ago they never said anymore to me,Two one of my daughters is starting to go for more counseling and I was doing appts before work but now the school got involved because she is missing to many classes they go by classes and not days that you are out because I always bring her back to school.I couldn't take her in the afternoon because of my job,another reason twice in a week I had to call in to take my girls to the ER and my boss said you are missing to much work already what should we do,then made a comment take your daughter to the hospital drop her off and come to work yes she is 18 but she is classified in the school system as mentally retarded so I couldn't just drop her off so yes I quit I am looking for a day job so I can take my kids to appts in afternoon but until I find something could I get my unemployment back I still have a claim I can reopen Help please
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# AK 2013-01-09 18:18
My employer just cut my pay over 30%, They stated that the instead of terminating the position, and me, they would keep me but would be cutting my pay over 30%. Isn't that Illegal bc now i can't quit- bc i would be nothing under unemployment rules but they are in a win/win because I do the same amount of work for almost half and was not the agreed upon salary in my contract?
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# Jason z 2013-01-10 18:16
My finance did her claim but has not received her money on Wednesday before this week she has gotten it on time what is the problem she needs her money
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# Angelica 2013-02-04 15:49
I recieved my determination letter. Will you please explain to me what this sentence means?
No unemployment insurance benifits will be paid to you for the period beginning 10/23/2012 "until you subsequently worked for an employer and earned at least 5 times your weekly benifit rate."
Does that mean I'm denied my claims but I will get paid for them after I work 5 times my weekly benifit rate?
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# Pedro1948 2013-02-10 03:53
If I work one day in a week but have to wait two to three weeks o get paid, do I wait until I get paid to report?
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# lannie 2013-02-12 21:38
Can I collect unemployment in NYC if I only worked a temp job for 3 months.
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# sue 2013-03-08 13:41
my work hours have been cut from 37 per week to 30 per week
can I collect unemployment for the hour difference
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# robert 2013-05-07 10:40
my benefit year ran out on 4/28/13 and shows on payment history i last certified benneys on 5/5/13 but no payment was released and shows i need to file a new claim. will i have to file a new claim and will i get hit with another waiting week?
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# Joe 2013-06-02 12:36
I was hired for 12.50 hr. and now may be bumped down to 10.50 hr. because i am not meeting my sales quota. I have a house and other bills and need that extra money. Can i refuse to take the 10.50 and receive unemployment while looking for another job? (NY State)
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# dan 2016-07-21 08:20
My job is being eliminated as a result of our medical practice being taken over by the hospital. The hospital has offered me a different position at a lower rate of pay. If I do not take the job being offered will I still qualify for unemployment benefits.
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