New York State (NYS) Unemployment Insurance Benefits

New York State (NYS) Unemployment: is an official website of New York State Department of Labor. Here, you can find New York state unemployment insurance benefits online.

Important Information

UI Warnings and Advisories

Beware of Telephone and Email Scams
Verify Receipt of Benefits and Reset Your PIN
Beware of Companies Charging You for Claim Services
Change of Address/Telephone Number
Expansion of No-Fee ATM locations for Direct Payment Card Users

Legislation is Pending to Extend Eligibility Dates for Benefit Extensions (Updated for the week of July 19th)
Legislation to extend eligibility dates for benefit extensions is still pending. Although Congress is back from recess, we do not know when they will act on the pending legislation. In the meantime, unless you have received instructions to file a new claim, please continue to claim weekly benefits in the usual manner. If and when the legislation passes, any week you claimed that is covered by the legislation will be paid to you, provided the legislation is retroactive. Extended Benefits (EB) are not currently payable after week ending June 6, 2010, even though your Benefit Payment History may show a remaining balance. Also, you are not currently able to move into a new Tier of EUC after week ending May 30, 2010. For updates on benefit extensions, continue visiting this website. For an estimate of the number of weeks you may be currently eligible for, see Chart or use the Benefits Calculator.

Advisory for Individuals Claiming Extended Benefits
If you failed to search for work during the past week for any reason, you should not claim extended benefits for that week; otherwise you may be disqualified from receiving benefits until you have worked for four (4) weeks and earned four (4) times your weekly benefit amount.

Resources for Families

You may file a claim between the hours of 7:30 am to 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday (Eastern Time), Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, all day Saturday, and Sunday until 7:00 pm.
You may claim benefits for last week between the hours of 7:30 am to midnight Sunday through Saturday.

New York State Department of Labor’s (NYSDOL) website provides a safe, efficient way to file your claim for unemployment insurance benefits, claim your weekly benefits, or inquire about benefit payment status. NYSDOL is strongly committed to protecting your personal and employment information against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Please be aware of phishing emails. “Phishing” is a type of scam designed to steal your personal information. We will never request information such as your Social Security Number, Direct Payment Card number or PIN through email. If you believe your card account has been compromised, please call the number on the back of your card.

Login to Unemployment Insurance Benefits Online

Please enter your Social Security number to begin.

The New York State Department of Labor does not discriminate in the delivery of its programs and services. Individuals with disabilities should advise our staff of any special needs.

Hearing Impaired Individuals who have TTY/TDD (Telephone Device for the Deaf equipment) may file a claim by calling a relay operator at 1-800-662-1220 and requesting the relay operator to call the Telephone Claims Center at 1-888-783-1370. TTY/TDD users may request the relay operator to call 1-877-205-3119 to certify for weekly benefits. Only callers with TDD equipment will receive service at these numbers.