New Jersey Unemployment Appeals
Recent changes to the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Act have made it harder for New Jersey employees to collect their earned unemployment insurance benefits. This new law expands the range of events which can lead to an employee being disqualified from receiving benefits. The law also lengthens the amount of time for which a worker can be penalized or disqualified.
Many people are being denied their unemployment benefits, which in many cases, these benefits are being denied unfairly. If you have been denied unemployment insurance and need advice regarding an appeal, please do not hesitate to Contact Us. We will vigorously fight to get you the benefits you worked so hard to earn.
NJ Unemployment Appeal Process
As bad as losing your job is, sometimes, it gets worse. Employers lie when you apply for unemployment, trying to block you from accessing the NJ State Unemployment Compensation to which you have a civil right. They argue your termination prevents you from obtaining the benefit.
The Unemployment Compensation Laws were written to make benefits easier, not harder, to obtain, but a slick, dishonest employer can manipulate the process if you don’t have protection.
If you are encountering any of these or other workplace issues, it is best that you contact an attorney for guidance. We will be pleased to meet with you to discuss your concerns. Contact us for an initial consultation. At that time, we will be able to determine whether we believe we can help you and you will have the chance to decide whether you wish to invite us to do so. Make sure you have good Unemployment Compensation Lawyers on your team.
The Appeal Tribunal is the first appellate level within the Department of Labor and Workforce Development for deciding unemployment and disability (state plan and DDU) insurance benefit disputes.
After filing a claim for Unemployment Insurance or Disability Insurance, an individual’s entitlement for such benefits is decided. Under the Unemployment Compensation Law and Temporary Disability Law, the claimant and employer have the right to file an appeal to the Appeal Tribunal from any such determination of entitlement.
The appeal must be filed in person or by writing to a local unemployment office or the temporary disability service office within ten (10) days from the date the determination was mailed or seven (7) days from its delivery. If the appeal is not filed within the appeal periods, an explanation of why it was not filed within that time limit should accompany the appeal. An appeal that is filed late, without good cause, may be dismissed by the Appeal Tribunal. Appeals filed by mail should include the claimant’s Social Security number, refer to the specific determination that is being appealed, and give the grounds for the appeal.
Find Out If You Are Eligible For Unemployment
Click this link to find out if you are eligible to file for unemployment:
Have Your Benefits Run Out?
Click this link to find out how to get an unemployment extension:
Have A Specific Question?
Click this link to get the answer to all your New Jersey unemployment questions:
What is Needed to Qualify? Did You Earn Enough?
To be eligible for unemployment benefits, you must have worked at least 20 base weeks in covered employment or you must have earned $7,200. For weeks worked in 2007, the amount needed to establish a base week is $143; for weeks worked in 2008, the amount is $143; and for weeks worked in 2009, the amount is $143. These wages must have been earned during a 52 week period that is called a base year.
How do I file for unemployment benefits?
File Online Here: http://njsuccess.dol.state.nj.us/html/fileaclaimhome.html
This site allows individuals with New Jersey employment to file a new claim for Unemployment Insurance Benefits or reopen an existing Unemployment Insurance claim over the Internet.
You may use this application if you meet the following:
All of your work was in New Jersey in the past 18 months
You did not work for the federal government in the past 18 months
You did not serve in the military in the past 18 months
You did not work as a maritime employee in the past 18 months
You do not reside outside the United States
You do not want to reopen or file an Extended Benefit Claim
In order to process your claim in a timely manner, we strongly recommend that you enter your New Jersey driver’s license number or Non-Driver Photo Identification Card number, if you have one. Although this is not a requirement for filing a claim, it will expedite the processing of your claim.
You should also have the following available:
Pencil/pen and paper.
Your Social Security Number.
If you are not a citizen, you will need your Alien Registration Documentation issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This includes your alien registration type and number, country of origin, and your Employment Authorization Card or Permanent Resident Card if authorized to work in the United States.
If you wish to have your benefits directly deposited to your bank, your bank information.
Employer information on all employer(s) in the last 18 months including: Name, address, telephone number, beginning and end dates of employment, and reason for separation.
Please be advised that if your computer is idle for 30 minutes or more, your session will “time out” and all of your claim information will be lost. If you exit for any reason before completing the application, all of your information will be lost.
Unemployment Office Contact Information
Telephone: (609) 292-7162
FAX: (609) 633-2884
Mailing Address: Division of Unemployment Insurance
Technical Support Unit
PO Box 058
Trenton, NJ 08625-0058
Still Have Questions?
Click this link to get the answer to all your New Jersey unemployment questions: New Jersey Unemployment FAQ