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NYS unemplyment- What do I do if I missed claiming my benefits one week and have they passed another unemployment extension yet?

by Jessica
(Selden, NY US)

I currently have unemployment benefits and I claim my benefits every Sunday. I thought I claimed them 2 Sundays ago but apparently I did not. Am I able to go back and claim benefits for that week that has already passed?


Also, is it true that unemployment is being extended again- and for how long?

Hi Jessica,

It's high doubtful you will be able to go back and claim for the weeks you missed and get them .. because you did not claim "timely" .. and your reason "forgot" would not be good cause for the untimelness.

The bill to pass another 13 week unemployment extension for states with high unemployment?? has passed the house, but the senate is holding it up. Read more on Open Congress.

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Missing a weekly claim
by: Anonymous

Jessica,

I do not agree with the answer you were given about not being able to collect benefits for a week you thought you had claimed. The answer you were given was you failed to claim your weekly benefits in a "timely manner". To me that sounds like a contradiction. Because NY State allows you to claim weekly benefits for the week prior to the current week. Example: if the current week ending is the 29th but you missed claiming your weekly benefits for the week ending the 22nd (which was obviously the previous week), you are allowed to claim that previous week. But wouldn't that still be a case where you did not claim your weekly benefits in a "timely manner"? Of course it is! Therefore, what is up with that answer you were given that you won't be able to receive benefits for a week that didn't work? If you didn't work the week you missed filing a weekly claim, it shouldn't matter when you claim for that week as long as its within the same benefit year. Therefore, I would take that one immediately if not sooner to a fair hearing in front of a judge.



Maybe this will help to support my answer as to why I think "forgetting" to certify is not going to be good enough for an appeal to show good cause for failing to certify for any week totally, or partially unemployed.


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