As of 2014, an individual who wants to claim unemployment benefits in New Jersey must have earned $7,300 over a specific one-year period. As an alternative, one must have earned $145 per week in at least separate 20 weeks over the previous one year.
New Jersey's Department of Labor and Workforce Development is responsible for administering the state's unemployment insurance program. The department provides guidance on how earnings from recent employment are tallied to establish qualification for unemployment benefits. As of 2014, the full year of work that ends at least three months prior to the claim date is called the base year or the period where the minimum earnings threshold must be met. Alternative methods of qualifying are available for employees who do not qualify under the primary base year method.Learn More
A citizen of New Jersey who qualifies to receive unemployment benefits but works part-time receives partial benefits after filing his weekly benefits claim online or by phone to his local claim center. Anyone wishing to receive unemployment benefits must report his weekly earnings and verify he is available and actively looking for full-time employment.Full Answer >
As of January 2015, there are no extensions for unemployment benefits within the state of New Jersey. This rule applies to both state and federal extension programs. In New Jersey, unemployed workers can receive benefits for up to 26 weeks before the benefits expire.Full Answer >
People cannot collect unemployment benefits while on leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA protects a person's employment status during an approved voluntary leave that falls outside the parameters of being unemployed.Full Answer >
The amount of money an Ohio resident can make and still receive public assistance benefits, such as food stamps, depends on the individual's circumstances. A family of three, for instance, can make up to $1,300 per month and still be eligible for food stamp benefits.Full Answer >