Payments for eligible unemployed adults in NYS

Payments for eligible unemployed adults NYS Unemployment Insurance | NYS Department of Labor

  1. How It Works

  2. Determine Your Eligibility

  3. What You Need to Include

  4. How to Apply


1. How it Works

If you lost your job and it was not your fault, you might be able to get Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments. People approved for UI are eligible for larger payments and an additional 13 weeks for COVID-19-related purposes.


  • Unemployment Insurance (UI): If you worked in New York State within the last 18 months, you can file a claim for UI. You can claim your benefits weekly for up to 26 weeks while you are unemployed.

  • A typical range of weekly UI benefits, depending on past wages, is about $100-$500 per week

  • You may automatically qualify for additional 13 weeks of UI benefits for a total of 39 weeks through Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

  • You may automatically qualify for an additional $600 per week until July 31, 2020 through Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC)

  • The benefits from PUC will not count towards your income eligibility for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

  • Immigrants must have been legally working when they lost their job, and must be currently legally allowed to work when they apply for UI.

  • If you’re already receiving UI, you do not need to take any action other than continuing weekly certification

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