How to Reopen an Existing New York Unemployment Claim

It may become necessary for you to reopen an existing New York unemployment claim if you suspend or cancel your unemployment because you found a job, and then later became unemployed again.

Generally, you can reopen an existing unemployment claim by simply filing a weekly certification online or by phone -- just like you did every week when you receiving unemployment previously.

In some cases, it may be necessary to speak to an unemployment counselor or start the process all over again in order to reopen an existing unemployment claim in New York. If this is the case, contact your unemployment counselor to get exact instructions on how to proceed.

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# Nina 2012-07-26 14:06
Will I be notified by mail when my unemployment benefits run out? I have tried to claim my weekly benefits and I only have the option to file a claim. Is this due to the new web site?
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# Alina 2012-08-19 18:33
Will be able to reopen my claim if I get fired or quit from new job?
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# Gary 2012-09-27 16:25
I completed one benefit year of unemployment and was told to file a new claim, which I did and was approved. I completed the second claim to the very end including EUC08 Emergency benefits to tier 3 and 29 weeks of EB payments . Total of 93 weeks.. I then was allowed to reopen my first claim and finish off 2 weeks of my remaing tier 1..and then tier 2 and 3. Since I live in NYS tier 4 was eliminated Sept 2, 2012 and Extended benefits started again. I was told since I altready collected EB on my second claim I was ineliigible and my payments stopped. I was told if the unemployment rate increases again and tier 4 comes back I would be eligible to collect then...as long as I keep claiming..is this correct...I am confused...sorry this is so long...
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# Gary 2012-09-27 16:30
I collected Extended benefits (20 weeks) in my second benefit claim I opened after ny first benefit year expired. I just completed tier3 of EUC08 from my first initial claim and there is as of sep't 2 no tier 4...can I still collect EB payments...extended benefits of 20 weeks agaiin on my first claim...my payment history now reads 0... thank you
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# Carla 2012-12-13 09:21
What do I do if I missed my day to claim benefits for the week
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# Luis 2013-02-07 08:05
I applied for unemployment around 10/2012 but was told that I did not make enough in the third quarter, that I should reapplied in 1/2013 which i am doing, How do i know if I was approved.
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