When can I file a Combined Wage Claim?
I reside in NJ, and I worked in NYC. I've had a claim with NY since Oct 2008 and because of the various extensions and emergency benefits, I continued to collect until the stall in legislation around May/June of 2010. I worked two temp part time jobs between Nov 2009 and April 2010. After legislation was passed to continue benefits, NY paid me on 7/27/10 up to the week ending 7/4/10, then NY sent me a letter telling me to file a new claim. When I went through the NY automated system, it kicked me to a NJ office. I was told that because I worked those two temp part time jobs from 2009 to 2010, that I had to claim in NJ. Problem is, NJ is only considering those NJ wages, and therefore giving me 1/3 of what NY was giving me in benefits. Is this right? Shouldn't this be a case of a combined wage claim? (employee from NJ told me to "get the combined wage claim out of your head".)
No, because a new claim looks at a new base period and I suspect any NY wages are no longer a part of your now current and new base period. If you think some still remain and NJ has made a mistake .. you can file an appeal of the monetary determination.