Applying for Unemployment Compensation in New York

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How Do I Apply for Unemployment Benefits in New York?

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How Do I Apply for Unemployment Benefits in New York?

New York's unemployment insurance agency website gives you the information you need to apply for unemployment insurance in New York. The New York Department of Labor: Unemployment Division’s website tells you:

  • What information you’ll need on hand to apply for unemployment insurance benefits
  • How to apply online for unemployment insurance benefits
  • How to apply for unemployment insurance benefits by phone by calling the New York Department of Labor: Unemployment Division at 888-209-8124
  • How to calculate the amount of unemployment insurance benefits you can receive, and
  • What to do to keep receiving unemployment insurance benefits in New York.

Where's the New York Unemployment Insurance Agency?

Most applications for unemployment insurance benefits in New York can be filed online or by phone, so you don’t need to go to the New York Department of Labor: Unemployment Division offices in person. New York's unemployment insurance agency website gives instructions on how to file an application for benefits.

If you prefer not to file online, you can find out about other ways to file by calling 888-209-8124 .

Getting Help Online or By Phone

If you want to talk to a live person, or if you want to find out how to apply for benefits with a paper form, you can talk to a representative of the New York Department of Labor: Unemployment Division at 888-209-8124 .


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