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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS
 
ADVISORY: NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR IMPLEMENTS A FILING SYSTEM AND EXTENDS HOURS TO ADDRESS THE INFLUX OF UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS AND MAKE PROCESS MORE EFFICIENT FOR CLAIMANTS
 
 
Providing Unemployment Insurance benefits is DOL’s number one priority and everyone who is entitled to UI benefits will receive them in a timely manner. 
 
NYSDOL is implementing a new, more efficient filing system based on the first letter of the applicants last name (alphabetical order).
A  - F : Monday
G – N : Tuesday
O – Z : Wednesday
Missed your day : Thursday and Friday

Filing later in the week will not delay payments or affect the date of an individual’s claim, since all claims are effective on the Monday of the week in which they are filed.
 
NYSDOL is also extending filing hours as follows:
Monday through Thursday 8 am to 7:30 pm. 
Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Saturday 7:30 am to 8:00 pm. 
Click HERE for a step by step process to file a claim.
 
NYSDOL is experiencing an unprecedented increase in the volume of calls and web traffic for Unemployment Insurance claims. This massive surge created intermittent interruptions in service. Please be patient, NYSDOL is continuing to fix the problem as the situation is monitored.
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