New York Unemployment Insurance is an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The State provides Benefits in NYS in the form of insurance assistance set by both Federal and law.

New York State Unemployment Insurance Benefits Online

Amounts are determined by the amount you were earning before being laid off. Keep in mind, there are requirements to qualify NYS benefits to begin with, like how many weeks you worked at your previous job.

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

In New York, unemployed workers are expected to continue to search for new employment
in order to maintain eligibility

New York Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board

Requirements for compensation amounts and lengths of benefits depend on the current rate for NYS. Full detail on all requirements in regards to receiving compensation can be found on the NY State claims page.

New York State Unemployment Insurance

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

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