Unemployment Benefits in New York

Special note: The New York State governor has agreed to permit the state to participate in a 13-week extension of the unemployment benefits funded by the federal government. All eligible claimants will be mailed the instructions for applying. This program begins on July 13, 2008 with retroactive payments not being possible.

The basics for applying for unemployment benefits are clearly delineated on the New York State help section of the website. We recommend looking and reading these New York unemployment benefit FAQs carefully.
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