The Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own (as determined under New Jersey law, and meet other eligibility requirements of New Jersey law.
- Unemployment insurance (UI) payments (benefits) are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who meet the requirements of New Jersey law.
- New Jersey administers a separate unemployment insurance program within guidelines established by Federal law.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in New Jersey during the past 18 months and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and be available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
To file a claim online or to check the status of your claim, please visit New Jersey's UI online claims portal.