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Can I file a combined wage claim with the Unemployment Compensation Dept of NJ (I am a resident of NJ) for wages I earned working in NYS and PA ( PA for the Federal Govt--Census Bureau)?

by CJ
(Montague, NJ)

Can I file a combined wage claim with the Unemployment Compensation Dept of NJ (I am a resident of NJ) for wages I earned from working in NYS and PA ( PA for the Federal Govt--Census Bureau)?




It is the unemployment department that determines if a combined wage claim is in order.

But I would assume that since you live in NJ .. they can administer the claim.

Let's not forget .. you were working for the federal government .. correct?

If it had been two different private employers in two different states .. then I would have no doubt that it would be a combined wage claim.

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Jun 10, 2011
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PA Rate Higher Than NY
by: Anonymous

Last I knew NJ has the highest Benefit rate in the Country. Although you may be a Federal Employee, if that is the case, you would still filee a claim in the state in which you worked, as UI was paid to the state in which you worked. Nothing to do with where you reside.
NJ max Benefit Rate is $598 per week as of 1/11
PA max Benefit Rate is $573 as of 1/11.
NY max Benefit Rate is $405 as has been for quite some time.
I say your best bet is to file in PA, as PA Rate will be higher than NY.




Thanks Anonymous, those max benefits look correct, but tell me if I'm mistaken here.

I think that regardless of which state the claim is filed in that one state controls the claim .. therefore that would include the weekly benefit max and to determine which state is controlling we need to know where the most amount of money was earned as that is probably also the state that the high quarter wages were earned as well?


Chris

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