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Unemployment Insurance

Are you approaching your Benefit Year End Date (BYE)?

UI Claimants: If you are still unemployed when your claim reaches its BYE date, you may qualify for extended benefits under federal programs or for an entirely new claim, based on your work history and non-self-employment wages earned since filing your initial claim.

More information can be found here Unemployment Insurance and Benefit Year Ending (BYE) Date (ny.gov)

 

Verify Your Identity with ID.me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub1hruX4ZS4

-Remember to use the same email for ID.me that was used to set up the Unemployment account

 

How to get your 1099-G tax form

(NYS Dept. of Labor does not automatically mail 1099-G Tax Forms)

You may choose one of the two methods below to get your 1099-G tax form:

  • Online:
    The 1099-G form for calendar year 2020 will be available in your online account at labor.ny.gov/signin to download and print by the end of January 2021.
    To access this form, please follow these instructions: How to Get Your 1099-G online.

or

  • Phone:
    If you do not have an online account with NYSDOL, you may call:
    1-888-209-8124 
    This is an automated phone line that allows you to request your 1099-G via U.S. Mail. The form will be mailed to the address we have on file for you.

 

If you think you are a victim of UI Fraud

NYS is encouraging all citizens to stay vigilant, monitor their mail, and should they notice anything suspicious coming from the NYSDOL in the mail (particularly when they have not claimed unemployment), they should report it to the Fraud Department by calling toll-free at (888) 598-2077, and visit https://dol.ny.gov/report-fraud​ to complete online forms.

Citizens are also encouraged to email the FBI branch in Buffalo if they have received a letter or related debit card contact at: [email protected] or call the number of the New York State Police Troop A Headquarters at (585) 344-6200.

Important Information for Unemployment Insurance Claimants:  

 

Effective January 18th, 2021 you can FILE a PARTIAL UI CLAIM:

DOL announced they will send texts or emails when:

  • They have your claim
  • Your claim is ready for you to certify 
  • Your benefits can be paid

Once you have an approved Claim

You MUST go into your account EVERY WEEK before Saturday and certify that you are still unemployed.

You can make your weekly certifications in 2 different ways:

  1. Click HERE to go into your website account 
    • Log in with your NY.Gov ID
    • Click Unemployment Services on the My Online Services Page
    • Claim Weekly Benefits
  2. Call (888) 581-5812 [for traditional unemployment insurance

Shared Work Program applicants

Additional Tips from @NYSLabor........The official Twitter account for the NYS Department of Labor:

For all other Unemployment Insurance questions not addressed above: