New York Unemployment Update

April 1, 2021 3:13 PM

We have been hearing from many members about the difficulties you are having receiving unemployment benefits due to the New York State Department of Labor being overwhelmed with the number of people whose claims have hit the one year mark. This has created several types of issues for the Department of Labor.

We want you to know that our Union has been monitoring this closely, and we have been in regular contact with the Department of Labor. We will continue to bring these issues to the attention of the Department of Labor and we will update our website as we receive information from the Department of Labor about how it is fixing these issues.

Please check our NY Unemployment Tips Q+A for the latest information. (If you are having problems collecting unemployment after reaching your Benefit Year End date, please read Q15 through Q19.)