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August 6, 2010 – File an Unemployment Benefits Claim in New Jersey

Filed under: Finance — Tags: , , , — Paul @ 8:31 pm

To find out about and collect New Jersey unemployment compensation, you need to visit the NJ unemployment website at

Unemployment insurance is an important component of the US economy. It aims to provide cash to the temporarily unemployed to tide them over until they find new work. In doing so, it helps to sustain demand in economic recessions, and prevents more people from being laid off. You are eligible for unemployment benefits if you have been involuntarily laid off recently, and are currently looking for new work, and can provide documentation proving both of the above conditions. During the application process, you will be provided with a list of acceptable documentation that can be used to satisfy the requirements.

How to apply for NJ unemployment insurance benefits

To begin your application for New Jersey unemployment insurance, go on over to, and click on “File an Unemployment Claim”. This website is run by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and administers unemployment benefits for all residents of New Jersey. You will be asked to give your Unemployment Benefits Online ID and Password to continue, and if this is your first time filing unemployment claims, it is unlikely that you’ll have one. Just click on “No” and you’ll be directed to a website where you can fill in your information to apply for an Online ID and Password with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Among the information required is your legal name, social security number, email, and telephone number. You can then choose your own Online ID and Password. Once you have these you can log onto the website and begin filling out your initial unemployment claim. Once you have finished the application, you’ll be asked to provide a bank account or a mailing address for the receipt of payment either through direct deposit or by check. After you have completed your initial unemployment claim, you still need to fill out a brief Weekly Continued Claim to continue getting your benefits, which you can do at the same website

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