How to File a NJ Unemployment Claim?

If you are in need of unemployment assistance in the state of New Jersey, you can file a claim online, at Below, we will give you more specific pointers on how to file a NJ unemployment claim.

Filing for a new claim or a continued claim

When you first visit the website mentioned above, you will have to choose if you want to file a fresh claim for unemployment benefits or if you want to put in a claim for a new week, assuming that your unemployment benefits have already been approved.

What information do you need to apply for unemployment benefits online?

You will need a variety of information to file for unemployment benefits from the state of New Jersey. However, most of this information is information that you can easily gather, if you put in just a little bit of effort and time.

Personal information

First, you will obviously need all your personal information. Your name, contact number, address, social security number, driver’s license number, alien registration number (if not a US Citizen) and your bank account information will all be asked for, in the online application form.

Employment information

This is the more tricky part of the application. Spend as much time as you can to make sure that all the information you provide in this regard will be accurate and relevant. You will be asked to provide your employment history for the past 18 months. If you have worked only at one employer, this should be easy as you can just provide the employer’s name, address, contact number and dates or employment. If you have however worked at several places in the past 18 months, you must take time to carefully compile the list of employers that you have worked for, in a successive order, over the past 18 months.

Please note that the employer information you provide needs to be accurate and very specific. As an example, when the form asks for employer’s name, you must provide the employer’s business name and not just the name of the business owner or a name that the employer is popularly known by. More specifically, if you worked at McDonald’s, it is very important that you list the particular name of the franchise and not just put down McDonald’s on the application. Doing so will mean that your employment history cannot be verified, which in turn will lead to a declined or delayed unemployment benefit claim.

We hope this information will help you successfully file a NJ unemployment claim.