Unemployment Benefits NY: How Long?

There are a number of factors that go into determining how many weeks you can collect unemployment benefits in New York State - eg the state unemployment rate, the date you begin collecting unemployment benefits, and the reason for your job loss.
So how long does the unemployment benefits last in new york (NY) state?

asked by Demi in Politics | 5911 views | 11-08-2009 at 08:46 PM

In general, unemployment benefits are based on an individual's earnings in the base period. As of December, 2008, NY benefits ranged from $40 to $405. New York state unemployment benefits are subject to Federal income taxes, and you may elect to have taxes withheld from your unemployment check. How soon? Across the United States, it generally takes two to three weeks to receive your first benefit check after you file your claim. Check with your state unemployment office for details. How long? As of December, 2008, The duration of NY unemployment benefits was 26 weeks, but benefits can be extended by New York during times of high unemployment or other special circumstances.

answered by Freddy | 11-08-2009 at 08:47 PM

You should consider:

* The initial unemployment claim is considered “regular” unemployment and that can last for 26 weeks.
* Once the 26 weeks of regular unemployment is exhausted, you may be eligible for up to 33 weeks of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC). There are two tiers of EUC in NY; 20 and 13 weeks, respectively.
* If you exhaust both regular and EUC benefits, you then may be eligible to collect up to 20 weeks of Extended Benefits.

answered by Carl | 11-08-2009 at 08:51 PM

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