New Jersey Unemployment Insurance is an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The State provides benefit assistance set by both Federal and State law.

NJ Unemployment Insurance Claim

UI amounts are determined by the amount you were earning before being laid off. Keep in mind, there are requirements to get UI to begin with, like how many weeks you were employed at your previous job.

State benefits are generally offered for a 26 week maximum. It is important to note that when the rate is higher than usual, unemployed residents can consider filing an extension. The State will compensate you for 50% percent of the wage amount you've previously earned (in most cases).

In NJ, unemployed individuals are expected to continue to search for new employment
in order to maintain eligibility

NJ Unemployment Insurance Questions

Requirements for New Jersey insurance compensation periods and lengths of benefits depend on the current rate. Great detail on all requirements in regards to receiving compensation can be found on the NJ Main Page.

New Jersey Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Office

Those who have utilized all original benefits are entitled to extended benefits or extension IF the rate is higher than usual.

Unemployment Health Insurance NJ

Under these circumstances, the basic extended benefits program in actually provides up to 13 extra weeks of compensation. As of 2012, NJ has implemented a voluntary program to compensate another 7 weeks all the way up to 20 weeks at maximum. See the rules section for more information.