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Benefit Extensions

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Are you currently receiving or have applied for unemployment benefits? If yes, no action is required. The 13-week extension will be automatically available to you after your current balance is exhausted. Otherwise, read the scenarios below:

What do I need to do to access the 13-week extension of benefits under the CARES Act?

SCENARIO A: Do these describe you?

  1. On a date after July 8, 2018, I filed for unemployment.
  2. I have not worked since the dates in 2018-2020 when I collected unemployment.
  3. I have exhausted my balance OR my benefit year ended on my most recent claim.     

If this describes you, WAIT for notification from NJ Department of Labor before you certify for benefits.

SCENARIO B: Do these describe you?

  1. On a date after July 8, 2018, I filed for unemployment.
  2. I have worked since the dates in 2018-2019 when I collected unemployment.

If both describe you, file a new claim if you haven’t already.

SCENARIO C: Do these describe you?

  1. On a date after July 1, 2019, I filed for unemployment benefits.
  2. I have not utilized all 26 weeks of benefits.

If both describe you, re-open your claim if currently closed. Begin certifying for benefits again.