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Unemployment benefits in New York (NY): how to claim my extra 300$

The CARES Act weekly aid of $600 per week ended some time ago but the state Department of Labor said jobless New Yorkers will receive an extra $300 a week.

Unemployment benefits in New York (NY): how to claim my extra 300$

There was some positive news recently when it was confirmed by state officials that approximately 2 million New Yorkers left jobless by the pandemic  will receive an extra $300 a week in federal lost-wage assistance.

he New York State Department of Labor says the payments will provide an additional $300 in weekly benefits to unemployed New Yorkers with up to 2.4 million New Yorkers eligible for the program, including another 435,000 who must submit an additional certification to qualify.

Speaking about the initiative NY State Commissioner Roberta Reardon said: "Throughout this crisis, states' unemployment systems have been pushed to the limit and constantly-changing federal guidance - including this haphazard Presidential executive order - have only delayed our efforts to get benefits to New Yorkers in need. "But we have worked day and night to stand up this program, and millions of New Yorkers will see payments next week."

New York

Does New York have additional federal funding for unemployment?

Yes.

Is any action needed to enrol in Lost Wages Assistance benefits?

Some may need to self-certify they have lost work due to Covid. If you need to self-certify, you should have received a secure DocuSign email on 11 September from the Department of Labor.

New York federal unemployment benefit details:

New York was approved for additional federal unemployment funding on 23 August. The program will provide $300 in benefits per week, and will end when New York runs out of funding.

When will benefits be paid?

The New York Department of Labor announced benefits will start being sent out this week.

Further unemployment details: New York Department of Labor website.