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4/16/2020 - Guidance for Self-Employed Individuals Filing A Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claim

Guidance for Self-Employed Individuals
Filing A Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claim
myunemployment.nj.gov


To apply online for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits, you should first collect:

• Social Security Number
• Alien Registration Number (if you are not a US citizen)
• NJ driver license or state ID number (if available)
• Pension information (if you are receiving any pension or 401k from a recent employer)
• Amount and duration of any separation pay you may be receiving from any past employer
• Recall date (if you expect to be recalled to your job; may be left blank)
• Union hiring hall information, including local number and address (if you get work through a union)
•Military Form DD-214 (if you were in the military in the last 18 months)

Next, prepare the following information about your self-employment, platform or “gig” employment and all other employment, if any. For each self-employment or employer that you worked for in the last 18 months, please collect the following:

• Name and address of employer (if there were additional employers other than yourself)
• Employer’s telephone number (may be left blank if unknown)
• Your occupation with that employer
• Beginning date and last dates you worked for each employer
• Reason for separation

If you have never created an account with myunemployment.nj.gov, follow the instructions here to create an account:

 https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/before/createaccount/index.shtml

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