New Jersey (NJ) Division of Unemployment Insurance – $600 FPUC and PUA

[Updated] While New Jersey has started paying the $600 FPUC weekly payment to more claimants, it is well behind in processing new claims and making retroactive payments. This is a known issue as their systems are having several technical glitches and struggling to handle the volume of claims. However the good news, per the comments below, is that the number of new claims being processed has improved and more and more people are seeing some of the enhanced Unemployment benefits

The NJ Division of Unemployment Insurance under the Labor and Workforce Development manages the states’ unemployment insurance program. See further details below on the newly enhanced benefits available now and how to file a claim. And per the official NJ UI website, they are aware of the ongoing issues people are experiencing when filing claims.

[June update] The New Jersey Office of Information Technology (OIT), the group manage the state’s UI system and payment processing, released a brief statement around recent Delays in Direct Deposits for Unemployment Benefits. They said “The State of New Jersey was notified that Bank of America is having an issue on their side processing certain direct deposit payments due to system maintenance. Direct deposit customers who expected to receive their weekly payment via direct deposit may experience up to a two-day delay.”

COVID 19 Enhanced Benefits in New Jersey

Under the CARES act, there are three types of federal unemployment assistance now available:

• Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): expands eligibility for individuals who are typically ineligible for
Unemployment benefits, for example independent contractors, and self-employed and “gig” workers.
• Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC): provides an additional $600 per week, on top of regular benefits, to all recipients of Unemployment Insurance; retroactive to the week ending April 4, 2020.
• Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC): provides an additional 13 weeks of Unemployment benefits to all recipients.

Web and/or phone issues with accessing the NJ Unemployment system
NJ’s Unemployment Insurance system is experiencing record levels of demand due to coronavirus and all in-person services statewide are currently closed due to COVID-19. Some people cannot get through online or on the phone. NJ DUI understands your anxiety and frustration, and we apologize. They are working diligently to serve all our customers and ask for your patience. Please keep trying.

Existing Claimants: receiving Unemployment due to the coronavirus emergency do not have to do anything except continue to certify weekly to receive the $600/week. The additional $600/week compensation will be issued beginning April 14, for the week of March 30. It will be a separate payment from your regular unemployment benefit, and will be available to those receiving benefits until July 25, 2020. Claimants that are eligible for extended benefits will be notified on how to claim these benefits. The 13-week extension will be automatically available to you after your current balance is exhausted.

The NJ DOL recently tweeted the following top two reasons your weekly benefits may suddenly stop (claim not payable):

1) you no longer qualify under federal law

2) you answer incorrectly on our mandated questionnaire

33,000 people did the second last week alone!

See more FAQs and details on NJ unemployment rules for the new enhanced benefits provisions.

Filing a Claim

New users can file a claim online (recommended) here by creating a new account. Existing claimants can file here. You can check the status of your claim here.

To receive your unemployment insurance benefits, you must certify for benefits each week which you wish to receive benefits. You can only certify for benefits after the week has passed. Unemployment Insurance weeks begin on a Sunday and end at midnight on Saturday. You will certify for benefits according to the most recent schedule, based on the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN). In order for NJ DOL to process your weekly payment without delay, please follow the below guidelines when certifying for your benefits – to get your money – each week

woman working on a computer

If there is a problem with your claim that must be resolved before benefits can be paid, or if you have been denied benefits and are appealing the determination, you must still certify for and claim your benefits. You will receive “credit” for the weeks which you have claimed. If it is determined that you are eligible or if you win your appeal, you will be paid these benefits at a later date. If you have not claimed benefits and you win your appeal, you will not be paid for these weeks.

To try and speak to a live representative around your claim you can try the following numbers (but expect long hold times)
• North Jersey: 201-601-4100
• Central Jersey: 732-761-2020
• Southern Jersey: 856-507-2340

In order to apply online for Unemployment Insurance benefits, you must have:

  • Worked only in New Jersey in the last 18 months, or
  • Worked in New Jersey and any other state(s) in the last 18 months, or
  • Worked for the federal government and in New Jersey in the last 18 months, or
  • Served in the military in the last 18 months and be physically present in New Jersey.

You can also apply by phone.

You will need the following information to apply:

  • Social Security Number.
  • Alien Registration Number (if you are not a US citizen).
  • Pension information (if you are receiving any pension or 401k).
  • Amount and duration of any separation pay you may be receiving.
  • Recall date (if you expect to be recalled to your job).
  • Union hiring hall information, including local number and address (if you get work through a union).
  • Military Form DD-214 (if you were in the military in the last 18 months).
  • Form SF-8 or SF-50 (if you were a federal employee).

NEW CERTIFIERS: If you received notification that your claim is payable, check our schedule page before you certify. Each week, the day and times to certify are staggered by Social Security number (SSN). The day and time assigned to your SSN may change, so check the schedule page each week.

If you miss your assigned time, there is a second window of time that is open to your SSN later on your assigned day.

Additionally, Friday and Saturday are open to certify for any Social Security number. If you miss these time slots, you may use the following week’s assigned time to certify for both the current and past week.

Tyler N posted on May 20th – To everyone including, I just wanted to let you know as of Monday May 11th it seems as if “JerseyLady” was correct in her comment. The $600 retroactive and weekly payments for claimants on PUA Benefits in the State of NJ come to you a week after you get your regular weekly benefit payment. As of this morning (exactly one week after I got my retroactive unemployment) I got a deposit for $3,000 which is all my retroactive FPUC money along with last weeks $600 FPUC payment. I’m just hoping they keep coming as this whole process has been nothing short of a nightmare. And I will be wishing the best for everyone else on here as well.

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145 thoughts on “New Jersey (NJ) Division of Unemployment Insurance – $600 FPUC and PUA

  1. ‘Certification cannot be Processed’ All of a sudden 3 weeks into claiming the additional 13 weeks PUA this happens every time I try to certify ,so I can’t! No $600 either. Three agents can’t even help. They told me this is a big problem. Anyone else??

    1. Me too got an agent her answer was I don’t know why and I don’t know what to do !!!! So I guess NJ could care less about us that they don’t have the help to help us .

    2. Same problem, everything was ok for weeks and then “Certification cannot be Processed” window pops up. Can’t certify for couple weeks already, the same thing every time I try. Help email is not helpful, phone disconnects after waiting.

  2. I was approved for unemployment but I have not done my first weekly claim will I still get the $600 this Monday or will I not get it until I do my first claim my weekly claim for the $231??

  3. I was receiving for five weeks and now every week when I go to certify it says I need to call certification cannot be processed. Can’t get through anyone else have this ?

  4. So I was unemployed March 22nd and didn’t know about pua until may 18th I filed but I only receive two weeks but I thought they backdate from first unemployed date .someone explain why New York get theirs back dated what’s up with nj ?

        1. I put March 22nd when I couldn’t get anyone to book appointment with me

      1. I called unemployment at 8AM, spoke with someone about this very issue. He is escalating my claim and said I should hear in a week regarding my retroactive claim weeks.

        1. I called again today she said that it should be fixed when I go to certify but I’m going to call again later to verify information .

        2. That’s good news. I have called at least five times about this and every time they say they were going to submit the paperwork and it could take a couple weeks…

        3. How are you getting people on phone I have called for months 200 times a day. Can’t get anyone just recording call tomorrow

        4. You have to call at 8AM just when they open. That’s the only way I found that is successful.

        5. I call this number as many times as it takes to get through — ‭(732) 761-2021‬. I always file or reopen a claim on line. At around 8:29/8:30 when you are prompted that this line is for certification problems only DO NOT HIT THE FILING A CLAIM BUTTON. just wait and someone usually answers right away or within two minutes. but you must file a claim online first to do this trick.

        6. What do you mean escalatibg your claim? When i opened my claim on may 3rd i indicated my last day worked was march 8th & but when my claim was approved they only let me claim weeks going back to may 3rd which is the date I filed…been trying to call but no luck getting thru…im just trying to find out if they will fix this for me or not so I don’t waste my time trying to get a live person on the phone which seems dang near impossible

    1. So they are letting you claim the weeks going back to march 18th for you? When i opened my claim on may 3rd i indicated my last day worked was march 8th & but when my claim was approved they only let me claim weeks going back to may 3rd which is the date I filed…been trying to call but no luck getting thru…im just trying to find out if they will fix this for me or not so I don’t waste my time trying to get a live person on the phone which seems dang near impossible

  5. “After you certify on your day and time window and you hit submit, scroll down. It should say would you like to claim an additional week? click on it and it will take you through the process again. Hit submit again and scroll down and see if it says ” claim additional week?” keep going through the certifying process until that button is no longer there. You’ll get all your money at once if your successful”

    I am in NJ. I certified every week.
    It is nowhere to scroll down to get to “would you like to claim an additional week” question; NO extra certifying process but for that week.
    So, How do I claim for prior weeks?

  6. Hi guys I just found out about the PUA. I filed for regular unemployment on June 14 and was denied. I got a email stating that I was eligible for the PUA and today was my first day to claim it. I claimed for 2 weeks no problem. My question is about the $600 enhanced unemployment do I get back pay from the date the program was initiated, or do I just start getting the 600$ from the week that I filed? That’s my only question I hope everything works out well for all of you.

      1. Andy this article from what I can understand doesn’t answer the question as to how we certify for the weeks prior to when we were approved for unemployment? I have been searching for that answer for weeks now. I started receiving unemployment about three weeks ago. However, my unemployment began at the beginning of March?

    1. Apparently they only give it to you going back to the date that you filed although it specifically States in multiple Publications and articles that you are eligible to receive benefits going back to the day you became unemployed as far back as January 27th of 2020. I myself became unemployed March 8th but did not file until May 3rd and I’ve only been able to claim benefits going back to May 3rd and I’ve reached out to unemployment numerous times to ask about this but have not received an email back. I suggest you pursue I’m going back for you as well to when you became unemployed because many people didn’t even understand or know that they could get unemployment thru Pua

    2. Did you ever end up receiving the backpay? I’m in almost the identical situation you are in. I filed for unemployment on June 21st and they granted me $231 for unemployment and the 600 for COVID. But I want to know if you can claim the 600 going all the way back to when it was initially activated.

      1. I too applied for PUA the end of April. Just starting receiving weekly benefits. How to I claim the month of March and April? Online only allows me to process the current week? Also I am claiming PUA benefits on the regular Unemployment page? Is that accurate or should I be claiming PUA somewhere else?

        I cannot get anyone on the phone.

      2. not yet, but everything i have read about it being retroactive back to early april, points to us getiing backpay from the 4th or 5th of april til the date we filed our claim. i thought i filled out the pua form wrong because many people i know who filed just 4 days before i did got their backpay immediately. thats why i am worried. very hard to get a direct answer on this particular question.

  7. I receive PUA.Things were smooth at 1st but now Its been 3 weeks since I recieved anything.No explanation..It seems to be the luck of the draw.
    New Jersey state Department of labor staff are working from home to process your claim.It depends on who is assigned to your claim.Some UI recipients will get paid on time every week with no problem because the state worker is actually doing their job efficiently.All workers getting paid the same salary are not going to all put in the same effort.They will receive a set amount bi weekly paycheck reguardless of the effort they put out.My mother retired from NYDOL.She also said it depends on who you get.

    1. After you certify on your day and time window and you hit submit, scroll down. It should say would you like to claim an additional week? click on it and it will take you through the process again. Hit submit again and scroll down and see if it says ” claim additional week?” keep going through the certifying process until that button is no longer there. You’ll get all your money at once if your successful

  8. I actually earned some money and was paid last week. I reported it on my claim this week and will be getting 0.00 this week from unemployment. That’s ok I understand but do I get the 600 because I did certify?

    1. No you wont get the $600.00 because you made more then whatever your ” partial” unemployment was.
      You can work and earn money but you have to earn less then your partial unemployment. In your case you made more $$ that is why your getting 0.00 . Essentially you’re telling unemployment your back to work and no longer in need of assistance.

  9. My job was paying me a paycheck up until 6/7. That was when they told me they couldn’t pay me any longer and for me to file for Unemployment.
    My problem is my claim starts for the week of 6/8 but my last paycheck is dated for 5/22. That is a 2 week difference that I need to be paid for. After a week of constant calling I was finally able to get thru to a representative and she told me she would back date my claim to 5/22. After I claimed my benefits on Wed I received my payment on Friday but it was for 1 week and today on Monday 6/22 I received my first payment of $600 which also should have been backdated.
    I am supposed to go back to work July 6th but I can not afford 2 weeks without the back pay.
    And now I call all morning and again I can’t reach a representative.

  10. today Sunday 6/21/20 i am still waiting for 12 weeks for the 600$ dollars weekly i am receiving my unemployment regular but still have not seen nothing for the extra 600 i am owed 7,200 dollors in that money

  11. Hi i just claimed 3 weeks ago and they said the $600 is retroactive from week of march 29 so should i get it from that date even i only started claiming?

  12. 6/18 – Been receiving the $600 every week on Monday since it started in April with no problems. Now this week (Monday 6/15) did not receive my $600. I emailed Unemployment on Tuesday morning, haven’t heard back from them. I hope this coming Monday I receive the 2 weeks. They know people have not received it. People must be calling or emailing them. Why can’t they just be professional and put a notice on the website and let people know what is going on.

    1. I too didn’t receive my payment of $600 on a Monday. I have called and emailed and haven’t received anything. My answer to you is the State of NJ just sucks. No communication at all. I too hope I receive the two weeks. I just don’t understand why they can’t just let us know?

      1. If the State is late depositing the money then your $600.00 will be delayed. Possibly 5 days. if you’ve been receiving it weekly with no troubles, then thats the problem. You’ll get it, just be patient. I know its nerve racking because you have zero control, but you’ll get it.

    2. Same here. It’s been received every Monday without issue until this week. Regular benefits have been received but not the $600.
      Where can I find an email address to contact DOL.
      not that I expect it to help but worth informing

        1. I have Columbia bank but it finally came through.
          I certify for benefits on Tuesday’s but the FPUC has always been deposited on Monday until Memorial Day then I was receiving it on tuesdays.
          I’m just glad it came in.
          Mortgage is due next week

        2. I’m glad you got the money. I received mine this morning. I usually get it on Monday. I don’t understand why it’s so difficult for the state to do the right thing and stop making people sweat it out weekly

    3. Hi JoAnn

      I have been getting the supplemental $600 deposits on Sunday nights around 9:30 pm mostly. I had two Monday deposits at 9:30 as well. I was certifying on Thursdays at noon every week except this week which was Wednesday at 3.
      What day do you normally certify?

    4. I just got my first payment of unemployment today june 23rd. But havent got my 600$ did you have to wait until the following week to start getting that or did it just come right away

      1. What I think is happening the retroactive payment should post within 24 hours after you certify and get your weekly benefits . But I’m hearing it comes a week later. I feel when we certify both payments should post . But that’s not happening.

  13. I filed on April13th for regular unemployment benefits then got an email to answer some question and hit the submit button, then got another email that to expect an answer via US mail, have not received any info since and I also have been in the “Pending” status since, yes without any answers or money since April. I then figured why not re-file another application in June 3rd just in case of any glitch and since I did not recieve a confirmation number the first time around, why not, this time I got a confirmation number, but never received one during my original application back in April. I understand that there will be delays during this difficult time, but this is toooo unusual, 11 weeks? I worked in NY for part of the last 18 months and worked last here in NJ. Double whamy now they may have to get answers from NY before releasing any funds to me in NJ….so eesentially I am waiting on two states which may make this claim more difficult to resolve due to the GOV delays anyway…I have exhasuted all of my resources including Congressman from my district and Mayor from my town, so good luck everyone. I am grateful to lord for my health. I will keep hope up.

  14. When I will get the retroactive payments: both the $231 and $600, in NJ?
    What do I have to do to receive them?
    Thank you!

  15. I am a small business owner still closed due to the pandemic.. Filed for PUA on May 3rd but I, like a lot of people, are under the impression from I have been reading are entitled to retroactive benefits from the closure of our businesses. I believe would be the $600 a week from April 4th and the unemployment benefits from the closure of the business… I know this question has been raised already but has anyone heard or received retroactive payments? Grateful for any insight.

    1. I am in the exact same situation & my last day worked was march 5th but I did not file until May 3rd. I am emailing & calling but can not get thru. Have yoy learned anythibg yet?

    2. Joanne, people have been asking this question on here for weeks. This question continues to get ignored, I am not sure why.

  16. 6/17 and the $600 I get each week hasn’t hit my account yet. What’s up Again with Bank if America

    1. Me too and I have BA , but I received my regular unemployment direct deposit. Aren’t they on the same system?

  17. I filed April 26th just got my first pusha 600 on June 9 now on June 16 didn’t get a payment? Is this normal? Also why wasn’t my first payment for all 5 weeks of my $600 retroactive?

  18. I started being unemployed in March. I filed the claim in May and got approval for the unemployment in early June. But they only let me to certify 2 weeks in May. I did received the $600 and $208 for those two weeks. How can I receive the my retroactive payment from March to mid May? I thought “If you are eligible for PUA, you will receive retroactive unemployment benefits for the PUA program to Feb. 2, 2020, or whenever your business was impacted by COVID-19.” Do I need to contact them? or they will deposit lump sum amount later?

    1. This happened to me too, I got one week paid. My last day of work was 3/14/20, due to many reasons I didn’t apply until the end of May. I certified for benefits for the first time last week. I was not able to claim for the previous weeks. I spoke to someone at NJ unemployment today. She told me that since I certified for benefits already there was nothing they could do. If I didn’t certify they could redo my application so I could get the previous weeks pay. Please let me know if you get the same or different info.

      1. I keep calling and emailing, but no response at all. and this week, I cannot claim week ending 6/13. The website indicate the next payable week is 6/13, but it won’t let me to claim after 6/20. Do you know why? I thought i need to certify weekly. They change to bi-weekly now?

    2. same thing happened to me. I am unable to reach anyone by phone. I don’t see anyplace on the website to rectify this situation.

    3. I filed back in May and I didn’t know what was up when I went to file again I couldn’t because they said I had a open claim which I was a bit confused , however I received a phone call and was asked a couple questions and was paid back since me first filing in May , I received my weekly pay , and a lump some of retroactive pay as well. So you may get a lump some of the retroactive pay .

      1. How did you receive a call? I want to get connect with them. I sent couple emails and only got automatic responses. And the calls were never picked up.

  19. Going on 3 weeks now where I have not received the FPUC $600. I am certifying the same way I was when I was receiving the $600. What a disaster! Received it for 4 weeks, then not the next week, then got 2 weeks the following week and now nothing for 3 weeks. I’m at a loss

    1. I would reach out to them via email. I have reached out to them through email cause when calling you can’t never get through . When I reached out via email I got a response back and phone call

      1. I emailed them 2 weeks ago because I was not able to get through via phone. still have not heard back.

  20. I received $208 for a few weeks, then 1 lump sum of 3000 which people are saying is retroactive FPUC (the $600 payments). However, I haven’t gotten any of the weekly $208 backpay UI/PUA : “If you are eligible for PUA, you will receive retroactive unemployment benefits for the PUA program to Feb. 2, 2020, or whenever your business was impacted by COVID-19.”

    if anyone has any insight whether they have or have not gotten retroactive UI? not the $600 but the normal UI payments

    1. You have to manually certify for all of the back pay weeks. You must enter the date of the week emdong on a Saturday (every date should be a Saturday) from 2/2 til today . it took me a good 30 mins of certifying week after week than 9nce you get to the current week you’re good.. If you don’t do it you wont get paid.

        1. Yeah me too I’m owed retroactive, but also was only allowed to receive one week at a time never given a chance to claim the back weeks.
          It never said anywhere “Claim Additional Week”

        2. correct – I am due money from march and april — and I do not see a place to certify for back pay — even though when I completed the initial request, I indicated that I stopped working in march.

  21. My hours were reduced from 40 to under 32. I earn more than my amount allowed by unemployment so it brings regular unemployment down to zero. Am I still eligible for the $600 since it is due to the covid 19 and I work all hours offered?

  22. I haven’t recieved my $600 check for this week (June 7th). As of this morning the funds are not in my bank account. This is the second time I did not receive my check. I really need these funds until I return to work. Thanks.

    1. I have not received the $600 for this week yet and it’s friday. Anyone else still having problems?

      1. same here still not in account. Bank of america made statement saying technical issues but will be paid in 48 hours. Guarantee MANY of those $600 payments will be “lost” or take weeks to get. BOA is a DIRTY bank. Keeping Millions of NJ unemployed $600 turns out to be BILLIONS! The interest alone even just 2-3 days on 4-5 (maybe even 10 billion NJ had like 10mil+ unemployed right? ) Turns out to be millions! Where that $$ go?? Right to the bottom line. “Tech issue” that made BOA millions and we are sitting here waiting for $$ when they HAVE it in system just waiting for a simple computer code to transfer to accounts. These are little things big banks and business do all the time. When your talking HUGE amounts of money in the billions or damn across country maybe 100s of billions, BOA bottom line making millions everyday thay can come up with excuse to hold it. Thats why it takes 2 days to transfer funds its not for security this is 2020 u can buy a card at walmart with instant transfer its so banks can keep ALL transfer $$ for 24-48 hours and if Friday then 72 hours and make interest on literally EVERY SINGLE TRANSFER they hold.

      2. Same here. Now, it’s Monday and I didn’t receive my $600 from last week. And we can’t reach nobody by phone or email. It’s a shame.

  23. I need help. I filed a claim in April and received notice via mail on June 5th that I am eligible for EUC as of 3/29/2020. I also received emails on May 28th and May 30th from NJDOL stating “Your claim is being processed for payment of federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and will be eligible for payment beginning the week of May 31.

    You are also eligible for an additional $600 per week through Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC).

    On Friday, June 5, you may certify for your benefits, please carefully follow the instructions below. Answering these weekly certification questions differently than described in the instructions will delay payment.“. My problem is when I attempt to certify during my time I receive the following message after putting in my SS# and PIN
    New Jersey Internet Application for Claiming weekly unemployment insurance benefits:
    Your certification cannot be processed. Please call your local reemployment call center during regular business hours…….
    I cannot get through on the phone to speak to anyone and my emails are responded with generic responses to routine questions. I don’t know where to turn for help and I am afraid another week is gonna pass without resolution this Friday. Any suggestions?


      1. Make sure you are not logging in.. from the main page select Certify for weekly benefits, check the the schedule.. do not login first this will not work. Hope this helps!


    3. Hey Man im from North Jersey same issue i been calling 7327612021 for hours on end. I think it might have to do with updating your direct deposit. I just did mine maybe that was blocking it? I haven’t switched my account number in years… but prayers

  24. Regarding the $600 payments not received today 6/8……They are claiming that that there was a maintenance problem over the weekend and we should expect out payments to be delayed a couple days….fingers crossed this is true!!!!

    Statement from the New Jersey Office of Information Technology (OIT) on Delays in Direct Deposits for Unemployment Benefits
    The State of New Jersey was notified that Bank of America is having an issue on their side processing certain direct deposit payments due to weekend system maintenance. Direct deposit customers who expected to receive their weekly payment via direct deposit may experience up to a two-day delay.

    1. Thanks Nancy. Updated post with this information. Clearly affecting lots of folks from NJ.

  25. Ditto. First week I did not receive the $600. I can not get through either. I heard in Florida the same thing happened before they changed it to biweekly and started deducting taxes. Who knows what this is? We are New Jerseyans and we are tough so whatever this is we will get through it. It would be nice if they posted something on the website to let us know though. If anyone gets any info please post.

  26. They may be trying to play catch up. I am not sure. I received the $600 from April 13th – May 18th with no problems. I did not receive it on Monday the 26th so I figured it was due to the holiday, but I did not get it that week at all. Then on June 1st, last Monday, I got a $1200 deposit. I checked my bank today, June 8th and no $600. I have been keeping track since my first payment. I assumed the April 13th payment was for the week ending March 29th which would put them 2 weeks behind. I am not sure how they are doing this. The weekly 600 is great but now it is a little inconsistent, and not sure how they are trying to fix this. Hope they figure it out soon.

    1. I have received the $600 every week since April 13th but all of a sudden today (June 8th) I checked my bank account and I didn’t get it. I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one but I hope they resolve this issue quickly because I depend on that money. If anyone gets the money for this week later in the week please let me know. I need some hope because right now I am stressing out!

      1. Update: just checked my account and the $600 is processing. I can sleep now knowing that I got it.

        1. That’s great. I still haven’t gotten mine, I should try to sleep, hope it Will be there in the morning

      2. I had the same issue this week.
        I certified for my regular benefits and received the normal UE but still have not received the Additional $600. Has this been resolved for you. I can’t seem to find any answers as to why this was not deposited and I could use some hope. Being out of work has left us short on bills as is and we can not lose this money right now as it plays a big part To pay our bills

    2. I have had the same thing but I did receive mine May 26th and nothing since. I’ve read that sometimes it goes in on Tuesday but mine have been constant on Monday’s. Keeping fingers crossed I do count on the 600 …….
      Hopefully the glitch will be fixed soon….
      I’ve been two weeks behind since this started…..

  27. I wonder if this has to do with all the new hires NJ had to incorporate…. according to them when you recertify an email will be sent to notify you when a deposit is made to your bank. I’ve been out of work since April 6th and received one email to that. Nothing is as it should be….. and I know people who’ve never had a problem with ui or the weekly stimulus?? Where is the accountability of checking that procedures are followed and people are being taken care of????? I just hope something is in place to keep track of retroactive payments…. Keep track of your time.Good Luck everyone…..

  28. I usually recieve both payments on Mondays, I got the regular payment but not the 600…my father did not get his either..I read that there is a glitch in the system. I have been receiving both since the first week of April..I am hoping that they fix the issue

    1. Yes – lots of people in NJ are reporting the same thing. I assume the DUI is working on this based on their social media updates

  29. Received last $600 payment on May 26th. So far it’s been a little over 2 weeks since last fed payment. State benefits still coming in though. Any updates?

    1. Same thing happened to me I can’t understand either . There is no way to find out anything…

    2. I didn’t get mine the week of Memorial Day, I received 1200 last Monday I assume 600 for last week and 600 make up for the prior week. Today I didn’t receive any payment.

      1. I have been receiving every Monday. My last being May 26th. I’ve been hearing of people getting all back pay but I don’t know what’s going on. I was hoping that the funds would be in this morning but nothing.

  30. I am a small business owner who has been shut down since the virus hit. In late April I found out I could file, so I did. However, now I have taken a new position in an company fulltime. Will I still get the pay for all the time I was out of work, I as I was just approved yesterday? When I file on schedule this Friday if its regarding the week of June 7th, I am working just now my business.? I cannot find answers on what to do anywhere.


    1. Same happen to me but I went online during my scheduled time and answered the questions and I got my unemployment

  32. I received my unemployment and extra 600 last three weeks 4th week I just received my unemployment I didn’t received extra $ 600 any one has any idea about this.

    1. I too have the same issue. I scoured the internet for an explanation. I’ll post an update. It’s been a little over 2 weeks

  33. Same thing with me, I was receiving the initial $600 for 5 weeks already together with my regular unemployment but on my 6th week, i haven’t received the $600 FPUC. Sad thing that that my regular unemployment is really NOT ENOUGH for all my bills. I did claim every week and answered the same questions. Strange that mostly of my co workers still got it and I am the only one who did’nt…. :((

      1. Yea I am still investigating but can’t find out anything…… it’s crazy I hear of people getting it all but a lot more not getting any of the 600 the last couple weeks… it’s happening all across the country

  34. My bf claimed 3 weeks owed to him for the first time on Friday and then another 5 weeks on Saturday. He received all 8 weeks paid for his weekly benefit rate and only received 3 weeks of $600/week on Monday. He’s still owed for 5 weeks of $600! Its Wednesday and still not deposited.. Grateful he got something but can’t call anyone to ask why it’s not here yet!

  35. I filed for unemployment March 20th because I was forloughed due to covid-19 on that day. I was told I was denied unemployment because I didn’t have enough work history (just started a new job). I appealed and was denied again. It’s been 11weeks with no response, money, or PUA status. When will I see some kind of money?

  36. Work in NJ, received weekly benefits with no problem. Was receiving the $600 PUA until two weeks ago. Haven’t received it since. It was hitting my bank on Monday morning. Can’t call anyone at NJ UE because the phones are either shut off or if it goes through, all lines are busy. Anyone know what’s going on?

    1. I have the same thing happen to me they owe me three weeks of the 600 and after I certify today it will be 4 weeks.
      I can’t get through and nothing returning in emails??????

  37. I am in NJ. I applied online April 2nd. Nothing but problems online and could not get through to anyone on the phone for a month and a half. Finally, somehow I got 185 one week and 600 the next week. This was a week ago but what about my retroactive payments that go back to APril 2nd…. Ive emailed the dept of labor in nj 3 times with a generic response that they are working hard and i’ve even emailed phil murphy …. HOPEFULLY, I will get all the back payment I am entitled to… Going almost 2 months with NO pay and bills is insane. I am grateful for the extra 600 but would rather go back to work as at least that pay is on time and guaranteed.

    1. Hi Kelly
      I filed 4/10/20, NJ.
      I still have not received my retroactive 600$ either. I’m owed four weeks. I too am grateful but I also am behind in my bills.
      When are we supposed to get this retroactive I
      Have emailed also and only get a generic response.
      Thanks Jeanne

  38. I’ve been receiving the $600 until the last 2 weeks. I’m reading that a lot of people having the same problem. My friends are still receiving it, so I thought that it was cuz my job was about to open on June 9th but my coworkers are still getting it

    1. I became unemployed march 8th, didnt know I could file for pua (i am self employed) until may 3rd so I opened a claim that day. I indicated my last day worked was march 5th but was only given retroactive payments going to the day I filed & not the date I became unemployed. I left several emails & can not get thru by phone. Has anyone else had this issue & if so have you had any luck getting the promised backdated weeks to when you became unemployed as it is clearly stated in numerous publications or at least get an answer as to what to do about it or at least why they are not following through on their claims to do so!!???


  40. My claim is about to expire on June 16. And I only have 2 weeks of money left. Do I have to open a new claim and even though I have no money left will I still be able to collect.

  41. I have been collecting for a week now I have received all my retro pay for regular unemployment but have not seen an extra 600 yet for any of the 5 weeks I collected this week how long does it take and what day is it normally deposited on ,

  42. How did you get retroactive ui and fpuc.
    I just started rec ui and only got paid for 1 week at a time. Should have rec from Mar 27
    Have not rec any 600 yet.

  43. I just received the payment of 5 weeks in total of benefits this week should I expect the same from the pua benefits? And if so how long after should I see the payments??

  44. I assumed I didn’t receive my 600$ due to the holiday. But even after I did not receive it. This is the first week I did not receive my 600.

      1. Just read that it takes roughly a week for the additional 600 to deposit after our regular unemployment deposit. I have not received mine either this past week. Hoping this is is accurate information or they forgot about us

    1. Same thing here in New Jersey. I’m getting the unemployment and the 600 every week but not this week. The unemployment came in but not the additional 600.

  45. Hi Andy. Great article, with great information. Thank you. I just wanted to add that not ONE person has been paid yet for the FEDERALLY FUNDED 13 week extension in the state of NJ. There are at least 70,000 of us STILL waiting. I have been waiting since March 15, so yes I have been 11 weeks with NO income. While I understand their 45+ year old system has been bombarded, there is NO excuse for it taking this long. People are losing their homes, cars, etc. and cannot buy food. Something is drastically wrong in the state of NJ, and it needs to be addressed and fixed. The handling of this Pandemic situation is totally unacceptable, and they do not seem to care that us people of NJ are suffering because of it.

    1. I was depending on my $600 today haven’t got it only my $208 reg and my rent is over due it’s the 8 the already and my landlord calling looking for rent I don’t have I don’t know what to do I can’t live off of $208 a week I don’t even want to answer my door and face this man just started get unemployment 3 weeks only since March so yes not first time late with rent what to do it’s imbaresing and scared to get thrown on the street .NJ needs to do something I’m sure I’m not the only one .

      1. Linda,

        My name is Thomas and I am having the same problem. I have gotten my 600 every Monday with no issues but today it did not come. I certify every Sunday according to my SSN. There is no info why the 600 did not come I’ve been searching everywhere. The only day it didn’t come on Monday was Memorial Day so it came the next day (Tuesday). If ANYONE has info on this and when it will come and why please respond thank you. -Thomas

  46. I’m receiving the initial $600 for 5 weeks already. But on my 6th week, i haven’t not received $600 yet. I did claim every week and answered the same questions. How can I chase up or get back the $600 for the 6th week

      1. Mike..
        Same thing here. Received it for 4 weeks…then missed a week, they sent 2 weeks the following week and now I’m on at least 2 weeks with nothing. Very frustrating

      1. Same. Was wondering why that is. I’ve received my 600$ every week prior until this week and I don’t know why . Assumed because of the holiday but didn’t receive anything the day after either .

        1. Does anyone know anyone that did receive the 600. I also did not get the 600 as well.

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