NJ Unemployment Benefits Extended for an Additional 20 Weeks
On July 1, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced unemployed workers will be eligible for an additional 20 weeks of unemployment benefits. Previously, unemployment benefits maxed out at 39 weeks.
The additional 20 weeks of benefits brings to 59 the maximum number of weeks an eligible claimant may receive in benefits at this time.
The state extension kicks in after claimants exhaust up to 26 weeks of state unemployment, plus 13 weeks of federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). Workers will be automatically enrolled into extended benefits as their federal extension ends, and do not need to contact an agent or reapply for benefits.
To learn more, click here to visit the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Unemployment Insurance.
Please reach out to Hilary Chebra, Manager, Government Affairs at email@example.com if you have any questions.