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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

unemployment insurance

Important Information

Additional $25 weekly payment to unemployment recipients
Federal legislation has been passed allowing an additional $25 weekly payment to unemployment recipients. These payments are expected to begin in late March 2009, retroactive to week ending March 1, 2009. No additional action will be necessary on your part in order to receive these payments. The last week for which additional payments can be made is the week ending July 4, 2010. Check our website weekly for updates.

Income Tax Form 1099G
The Department of Labor has finished mailing form 1099G to claimants. This form shows the total amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid during the 2008 calendar year. If you have not yet received your 1099G form, click here to request a copy.

Emergency Benefits
Due to the high unemployment rate in New York State, an additional 13 weeks of emergency benefits will be available on February 22, 2009, for a total of 33 weeks of emergency benefits. You may begin claiming these weekly benefits in the usual manner on Sunday, February 22, 2009. The last payable week of emergency benefits is the week ending May 30, 2010. For up to date information, check this website weekly.

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